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Business Psychology MSc

  • Entry requirements: 2:1 (or above)
  • Year of entry: 2017
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Location: Loughborough
  • Part-time: 2-4 years
  • School: Business and Economics

Programme information

Our MSc Business Psychology programme is especially suitable for those students wishing to develop a career in personnel functions, human resource management roles or as business consultants in areas such as selection and assessment, organisational development and change and employee development

Taught by experienced researchers and practitioners, you will be given in-depth training to equip you to apply the science of psychology to a wide range of important business issues including: change management; employee selection and development; leadership; and work motivation, well-being and performance.

The strong emphasis on developing skills in critical thinking, consultancy, and working with organisational stakeholders will enable you to operate effectively at all levels within organisations. You can choose to extend and cement your practical skills by completing a research project that allows you to apply your knowledge to an organisational issue. Alternatively, you may conduct a focused literature review that examines how psychological research and theory may be applied to a contemporary business problem.

Block teaching of modules is used to make the course equally accessible to both full-time students and part-time students in full-time employment looking to further develop their career.

Key facts

  • Consistently rated as a Top-10 UK Business School in national league tables - 7th for Business Studies (The Times and Sunday Times University League 2016)
  • Among just 1% of business schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation
  • 75% of our Business and Management research is rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF, 2014)
  • Scholarships available for the best candidates

MSc Business Psychology

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Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification with a substantial business, management or cognate social science component, and evidence of numerical proficiency demonstrated through the study of mathematical or statistical subjects in some part of your first degree. Applications from those with a lower second class degree or from a different disciplinary background may be considered if the applicant has relevant work experience.

See our full list of International Qualification Equivalencies for all countries. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University. Please contact us to clarify if required.

English Language requirements

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more here.

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course. 

TOEFL with an overall score of 92, and no sub-test score below 22

See full list of English language qualifications we accept, with full details on each.

Assessment

All modules are assessed by coursework. A mix of group and individual assignments is used. All assignments require students to examine the links between theory and practice. Skills relevant to applied practice in organisations are developed through the assessed work. 

Take a look at our modules to see what assessments you can expect to undertake.

Future Career Prospects

Many large organisations have their own teams of psychologists who provide specialist advice across their business functions. Graduates will be well-equipped to bring specialist expertise to leadership and management roles in both private and public sector organisations.

Roles in human resource management, selection and assessment, talent identification and development, employee counselling, the management of employee wellbeing, organisational development and business consulting are particularly well-suited to those with knowledge and skills in business psychology.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 1 £7,250 £16,100

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

Find out more about the support available for international students and UK/EU students undertaking a research degree or a taught programme.