MSc Work Psychology and Business
Work Psychology is a topic at the core of our understanding of healthy and effective organisations and employees. The programme is designed for graduates with a good first degree in psychology who strive for a career as work or occupational psychologists or want to gain some wider business awareness. It gives psychologists a unique opportunity to study business alongside specialist work psychology modules and will enable students to operate within a global workplace.
Outline of programme
This programme emphasises the study of practical, real world organisational and business issues, combined with the academic and scientific rigour of occupational psychology as an applied science. The Business School context provides an excellent perspective on the application of occupational psychology in organisations, and gives the programme an applied and relevant focus. Complete outlines for all modules are available online.
- Organisational Behaviour
- Strategy, Change and Leadership
- Research Methods in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour
- Learning and Talent Development
- Assessment, Performance and Reward
- Employee Relations and Counselling
- Workplace Design and Health.
- Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
- Organisational Behaviour: Theory and Practice
- Strategic and International
- Human Resource Management
- Marketing Management
- Operations Management.
The taught modules are assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. The taught element of the programme is complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a dissertation.
The MSc Work Psychology and Business is a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited postgraduate course in Occupational Psychology. For students with British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), successful completion of the MSc Work Psychology and Business provides the academic basis for the BPS Registered Occupational Psychologist qualification (QOccPysch). If your psychology degree is not accredited by the BPS, you will need to complete a separate programme granting eligibility for GBC should you subsequently wish to commence QOccPysch training. More information can be found on the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology website.
This programme is relevant to those planning careers in all organisational settings including both the public and private sectors and recent graduates have secured positions with Jaguar Land Rover, Compuserve, BAE Systems and the BBC.
One of the following:
- A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class)
- Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University.
As well as:
- Two professional references – at least one must be from an academic referee
- An official academic transcript of your university grades to date
- A completed application form.
For International Students:
- An official academic transcript, with an official English translation, of your university grades to date
- International students whose native language is not English will also need to satisfy our English language requirements with one of the following:
- TOEFL Internet Based Test score of 93 overall, with a minimum score of 22 in speaking, 19 in listening, 26 in writing and 18 in reading. Please note that TOEFL scores are subject to terms and conditions.
- IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and speaking and 6 in listening and reading).
Pre-sessional English language programmes are available for good applicants whose English qualification falls just short of these requirements.
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