MSc in Business Psychology Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester
For students without a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree, this course offers an opportunity to study alongside MSc Organisational Psychology students, and gain a look at the science of how people and groups behave at work. The course builds your theoretical knowledge and research skills used in organisational psychology.
You do not need to be registered with the BPS and BPS Occupational Test User (Level A and B) training included in the tuition fees.
Students taking the MSc Business Psychology course will sit with students from MSc Organisational Psychology and study the same course modules.
Course units details
During the course, you will be taking 180 credits in all. The eight taught units during semesters one and two total 120 credits which can be viewed in the list below.
Over the summer period, you will carry out your Research Dissertation, worth 60 credits. Examples of recent dissertation project topics include:
- What factors determine successful mentoring relationships? A study of a formal graduate mentoring scheme
- The role of individuals' personality and perceived values in the adoption of mobile data services
- An exploration of the job satisfaction and career progression of visible minority women in Canada
- Understanding financial responsibility: an exploratory analysis of the main characteristics that influence spending and saving behaviours
- A study of occupational stress in the Indian information technology industry
- A Gravesian values-system perspective on the design of consultative interventions in organisations
- Why organisational change programmes fail
Coursework and assessment
Assessment across the course units varies, and includes a combination of examinations, report, course work, practical assessment and presentations. A dissertation is normally undertaken.
Gain understanding and research skills in the following areas:
- 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
- Applying Psychology to Work and Organisations