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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Frenchay Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Introduction

Study a cross-subject degree that applies psychology to real-world business problems within organisations. Solve challenges in psychology and business, such as communication, employee motivation and talent recruitment. Our blocked teaching delivery enables you to study flexibly alongside your work.

An organisation is only as good as the people working within it. Business psychology is crucial in understanding how teams work and what motivates employees. Many organisations hire business psychologists to solve challenges in psychology and business, from communication to talent recruitment.

Not only does applying psychology to the workplace produce better leaders and teams, it improves business decisions too. Business psychology is a growing market, addressing a business need for more effective workplace cultures.

Skills-based, solution-focused

MSc Business Psychology uses a skills-based, solution-focused approach that applies evidence to practice. To date, we're one of the only universities in the region to deliver a master's degree in business psychology.

Find solutions to the biggest issues facing organisations today. You'll apply psychology to real-world business problems, such as employee motivation, performance and wellbeing. So you'll gain tangible skills relevant to your workplace.

Blend psychology and business

Study a cross-subject course that draws on experts in the fields of psychology and business. You'll gain a broad range of expertise that blends these two worlds, from human resource management to occupational and organisational psychology.

Benefit from our strong local and national industry links within the business hub of Bristol and beyond. You'll also be able to connect with our community of academics through our Bristol Leadership and Change Centre.

Advance your career

Whether you're a professional or recent graduate, the course offers a unique opportunity to advance your career. If you're already employed, you'll be able to study flexibly alongside your work, thanks to our blocked teaching delivery.

Apply your experience to your organisation while achieving a professionally recognised qualification. You'll be trained as a qualified business psychologist, ready to practice in a range of organisational settings, with ABP professional accreditation.

Learning and Teaching

The course is delivered through flexible distributed learning, enabling you to work alongside your master's degree. Throughout your studies, you'll be taught via a blend of face-to-face and online lectures. Most of the course content is taught online, ensuring your learning is technology-enabled and future-focused.

All face-to-face teaching is delivered in blocks, comprising of two day workshops per 15 credit module. If you're employed during your studies, you'll benefit from being able to book off blocks of time from work.

Develop integrated expertise across business and psychology. You'll gain broad knowledge in a range of subject areas, integrating organisational and occupational psychology with organisational studies, human resource management, coaching and leadership.

You'll also have the opportunity to study select modules as standalone CPD short courses, some of which are accredited by professional bodies. Where subject areas overlap with existing modules, learning resources will be shared with other courses.

Careers / Further study

MSc Business Psychology will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to apply psychology to any organisation. You'll gain a good understanding of the applications of psychology in the workplace, solving organisational issues such as poor internal communication.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Bristol, University of the West of England

  • University League Table

    64th

  • Campus address

    Bristol, University West of England, (UWE), Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 1QY, England

From inspiring teaching staff with strong industry links, to modern buildings and purpose-built facilities, UWE Bristol has all that students need to succeed.
With over 30,000 students at UWE Bristol from over 160 countries, students will feel part of a friendly, multicultural community.
Bristol is a vibrant, creative, diverse and welcoming city – frequently named as one of the best places to live, work and study in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    79th out of 118 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    118 55%

    67th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52 52%

    99th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    26th

    3

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