Taught course

Business Psychology

Institution
University of Hertfordshire · School of Life and Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Minimum of a 2.2 at degree level, but students are expected to have produced work at a 2:1 level, from an appropriate subject – Psychology or Cognitive Science or business or management studies or acceptable equivalents.

If students do not have the above requirements but have at least two years relevant work experience, they will be invited to apply and each case will be considered by the Programme Leader.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The programme is designed for students who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge that will enable them to apply psychological principles within the business world. The course will appeal equally to those with a business or psychology background. Graduates are equipped for a variety of careers including human resource practitioners or careers in consultancy and business psychology.

The course includes the following modules:

  • Psychological Assessment at Work
  • Learning, Training and Development
  • Research and Professional Skills
  • Well-being at work
  • Human Resource Management for psychologists
  • Strategic Management for psychologists
  • Marketing for psychologists
  • Consulting Skills

And an option from:

  • Work Design, Organisational Change and Development
  • Leadership, Engagement and Motivation

You will also carry out a project which is a substantial piece of investigative work, normally carried out in an external organisation. Host organisations for MSc projects have included large commercial concerns in both manufacturing and service sectors, a range of consultancies, charities, and in local government and government departments.

Projects are sometimes conducted abroad; past locations include Germany, Greece, Turkey, Malaysia, Kenya, Indonesia, China, India and Taiwan.

Staff who teach on the course include permanent academic staff who have industrial experience and who undertake regular consultancy work, and external psychologists from consultancies, large organisations and other universities. Teaching and learning methods include lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials and practical sessions. There is an emphasis on putting theory into practice.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
48 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Mark Sullman
Email
m.sullman@herts.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1707 284800