MSc Business Psychology

Look into the science of how people and groups behave at work.

Build your theoretical knowledge and research skills needed for a career in organisational psychology whilst studying alongside MSc Organisational Psychology students. It is designed for those without an undergraduate British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree and is available on a full-time or part-time basis.

MSc Business Psychology / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
MSc
Duration
12 months full-time or 24 months part-time.
Entry requirements

We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours or the overseas equivalent in psychology without GBC (Graduate Basis for Chartership), or in related disciplines such as social sciences, human resources or business and management. Knowledge or experience of statistics is desired.

Relevant work experience is desirable and examples of types of areas of work include HRM, counselling, training, career advice.

When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. 

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Course description

Course module details

For students without a BPS accredited degree, MSc Business Psychology offers you the opportunity to study alongside the students of MSc Organisational Psychology and gain a fascinating look at the science of how people and groups behave at work.

A deeper understanding of organisational psychology is an asset to anyone currently working in the field of social sciences or human resource management, or thinking of studying to become an occupational psychologist.

This course gives people with an appropriate background the theoretical knowledge and practical skills used in organisational psychology to help them develop or change careers.

You learn about Psychological Assessment at Work, Learning, Training and Development, Leadership, Engagement and Motivation, Well-Being and Work, Work Design, Organisational Change and Development, Research Design, Advanced Data Gathering and Analytical Techniques and Applying Psychology to Work and Organisations.

You study with students on the MSc Organisational Psychology course, which will enhance your experience, but you do not need to register with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Open days

Masters Information Sessions

These are informal lunchtime advisory events where you can discover more about the range of courses on offer and what it's like to study at the School. You'll have the opportunity to speak with a careers advisor, admissions staff and current students and discover how our courses can boost your career prospects.

  • Wednesday 15 February 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm
  • Wednesday 15 March 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm
  • Wednesday 26 April 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm
  • Wednesday 10 May 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm

All events are held in the Atrium, Alliance MBS East building (on the corner of Oxford Road and Booth Street East) - number 26 on the campus map.

For further information and to register your interest in attending, please see the Alliance MBS website .

Events round the world

We take part in events both at home and around the world, and we'd be delighted to meet you in your country . If you are visiting Manchester and you are unable to attend one of the Masters Information Sessions, you are welcome to organise a personal visit .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £18,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
    International students (per annum): £9,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

Refund Policy

Due to the competition for places and limited availability, our courses require a deposit of £1000 to cover non-recoverable costs and secure your place. The deposit will be deducted from your tuition fees when you register on the course.

The deposit is non-refundable, except in the following situations:

  • you fail to meet the conditions of your offer (see below for further information); and/or
  • you are refused a visa or entry clearance to enter the UK (proofmustbe submitted)

If an offer has been made specifying an English Language condition which you do not meet, the Admissions Team will require the official certificate of an English Language test taken after the date of offer as evidence that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions for a refund to be approved. The English Language test certificate provided with your application documents will not be accepted as proof that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions as such a certificate will predate the offer.

If an offer has been made specifying an academic condition, the Admissions Team will require the official university documentation showing that you have not met this academic condition from the institution at which you have studied, as evidence for a refund to be approved.

The Admissions Team reserves the right to refuse to refund of any deposit that does not meet with the requirements outlined above.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Contact us for further information on scholarships available .

Contact details

Academic department
Alliance Manchester Business School
Contact name
Masters Admissions Office
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 1339
Email
Website
http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses/business-psychology/
Academic department overview
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Testimonial Henrik Persicke
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"I would describe my experience as stretching. I needed to tackle tasks I have never done before within a very tight schedule. I feel that this prepares you for the business world."

Henrik Persicke, Germany

MSc Business Psychology, Class of 2016

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