Taught course

Business Psychology

University of East London · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 Honours in any degree. Work experience is an advantage but not essential.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Business psychology is concerned with the performance of people at work and with how individuals, small groups and organisations behave and function. Business psychology helps organisations to get the best from their workforce and improve the job satisfaction of individual employees. This can involve topics such as how to motivate staff, recruit the best people for the job, help individuals gain new skills, plan careers, or cope with redundancy. Business psychologists may also design or use psychological tests, as a way of measuring people's suitability for a particular role.

This programme provides outstanding professional training for those wishing to become business psychologists, whilst retaining the academic rigours of a masters degree. We have excellent links with the profession and have five internships to offer our students, along with a prize for the best dissertation. Four of these internships are in the NHS working on special projects for the Head of Occupational Health for a large NHS Trust, and each lasts for three months. The fifth is a six-week internship with Penna, a global HR Services Group operating across the world and covering the whole of the employment lifecycle. Penna also offers a £250 prize for the best dissertation each year.

Alongside these opportunities we bring our students together with the profession in other ways. The MSc is taught by three Chartered Occupational Psychologists, a Coaching Psychologist, a Counselling Psychologist and a Vocational Psychologist. All assessed coursework takes place in organisational settings, including one project with the Occupational Psychology Team of a major international bank. Delivered through lectures, visits, guest speakers, experiential learning and individual and group work, the programme offers a strong emphasis both on the development of skills that can be transferred into real-world settings and upon reflective experiential learning.

Information for international students

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
8 months
part time
16 months


full time
4 months
part time
8 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
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