Business Psychology, BA Hons

Business Psychology, BA Hons

Business psychology is the study of how an understanding of the psychology of human behaviour can be applied within business organisations to achieve more effective management practice. This programme aims to provide you with knowledge, skills and understanding of business and management, in parallel with an insight into the psychology of individual and group behaviour at work.

This programme equips future leaders and managers with the theoretical basis and practical skills to manage people effectively and to understand the dynamics of human interaction in the workplace. You will develop the ability to find practical solutions to people-related problems within organisations, examine the moral issues of work and explore developing areas in management and psychology. You will also acquire the communication and thinking skills demanded by employers.

Direct entry to Year 2 or 3 is available for qualified applicants. The aims of the programme are:

  • To acquire systematic knowledge and understanding of key theories and approaches to management and psychology
  • To be able to identify issues, analyse situations and formulate solutions in business psychology, informed by academic knowledge and professional practice
  • To develop personal skills in communication, presentation, research, analysis and problem solving in local and international contexts.

UCAS code

C815 G BA/BPsy

Department

Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour

Location

Greenwich Campus and Avery Hill Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

280 UCAS points

FROM at least two A-levels or equivalent.

PLUSPLUS GCSEs in English and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications.

* Applicants who do not have English as their first language require IELTS of 6 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a Secure English Language Test. Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

* Applications from mature students are welcomed.

Assessment

Students are assessed through portfolios, case studies, presentations, practicals. written assignments and examinations.

Career options

Upon completion students who wish to achieve membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) can apply to the MSc Psychology, giving Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of BPS. GBC is required to gain entrance to BPS accredited postgraduate courses and training programmes that lead to becoming a Chartered Psychologist. This may lead to careers such as occupational psychologist within large private companies, in management training centres, private consultancies and in government and public services.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 5

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Work Placement (Business School)

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Business - General

We offer a wide range of career paths in the private or public sectors. We have strong links with industry and our students have the opportunity to undertake a consultancy project with an employer.

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"Without the university I don't think I would be in the position where I am now. I couldn't have thought of a better way to use four years to develop myself as an individual."

Elliott Connell
BA Hons Business Psychology

Undergraduate placements

The Business School has a dedicated Placements Office to assist students in securing a placement during their sandwich year, preferably with an organisation relevant to their programme or preferred career path. To find out more visit the department's placements page.

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