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Occupational and Business Psychology MSc

Kingston University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Kingston Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course?

This course will help you to understand the way people behave at work, giving you a new perspective on everyday business decisions and preparing you for career advancement. Graduates leave this course with a scientific approach: they can gather evidence and critically evaluate it to make better decisions in the workplace. They stand out from competitors with human resource management qualifications. The course has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

What you will study

The course also considers how other disciplines such as human resource management and sociology inform occupational and business psychology. The modules for this course investigate various approaches to applying psychological principles in the workplace and how these ideas can increase organisational, team and individual performance. You will learn to critically evaluate the evidence base when making decisions. You will apply theories and evidence to case studies, examples from the field and real-life practice. You will also learn about ethical considerations and your role as a psychologist in organisations, enhancing your professional skills. You will complement this by learning about ways of overcoming the barriers many occupational and business psychologists face when trying to implement their programmes in an organisation.

Teaching and assessment

Assessment typically comprises practical tasks (eg presentations) and coursework (eg essays, reports, dissertation).

After you graduate

This course will equip you to work in a diverse range of settings. Occupational and business psychologists often work in management training centres, assessment centres, organisational development departments and for private companies. Public sector organisations, such as the civil service and the health sector employ occupational and business psychologists.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,900per year

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

University information

Kingston University

  • University League Table

    84th

  • Campus address

    Kingston University, River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1LQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    76th out of 122 17

    77th out of 118 29

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    105 50%

    93rd

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    84th

    28
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    72nd

    24
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    97 47%

    114th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    22nd

    80
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    97th

    11

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