Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Business Psychology

Psychology

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time C8N1 AAB 1 October 2018 22 June 2022
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time C8N0 AAB 1 October 2018 16 June 2021

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Business Psychology course overview

Drawing on 25 years of psychology and business expertise, this innovative Business Psychology degree offers you the opportunity to study the core areas of psychology as required for BPS accreditation.

You will apply this core knowledge to businesses and other types of organisation. You will also develop your knowledge and skills in areas like human resource management and leadership, and other aspects of business and management such as marketing.

Our team of business psychologists and other staff in the University’s renowned School of Business and Economics contribute to this degree.

If you want to learn about psychology as a subject area in all its diversity and then apply it in business and management contexts, this could be the course for you. 

Psychology Facilities and Research

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Modules


Years 1 and 2

Areas studied include:

  • social psychology
  • biological psychology
  • developmental psychology
  • cognitive psychology
  • historical and conceptual issues in psychology
  • personality and individual differences
  • research methods and statistics
  • the psychology of work
  • human resource management
  • professional skills
  • leadership and employee development

There is also the opportunity to study one module per semester in other aspects of business and management.

These include:

  • marketing and related areas
  • principles of management
  • organisation studies
  • employment relations
  • career development

Optional placement/study year

Professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include human behaviour at work, such as workplace health, consumer psychology, and management decision making.

You also undertake a major project where you collect and analyse data about an aspect of psychology in a business and management context as agreed with your supervisor.

Options include a range of business and management and/or psychology modules.

The exact choice of optional modules varies a little subject to availability and your previous choices but is likely to include:

  • international marketing
  • international human resource management
  • the social psychology of everyday life
  • entrepreneurship and knowledge management.

Please note: optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

For indicative information on modular weight, content and assessment type please see module specifications.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information

Assessment

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination.

Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, in-class tests, lab reports, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations.

For an indicative overview of the aims, learning outcomes and structure of this course please see the programme specification.


C8N1 Business Psychology - BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS

A-Level
AAB
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics and 5 at SL English
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: Distinction plus two A Levels at grades AB; BTEC National Diploma: D D* plus one A Level at grade B
National Extended Diploma: DDD plus one A Level at grade B
GCSE
GCSE Maths Grade C/4 (Grade B/6 preferred) and English Language Grade B/6

C8N0 Business Psychology - BSc (Hons)

A-Level
AAB
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics and 5 at SL English
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: Distinction plus two A Levels at grades AB; BTEC National Diploma: D D* plus one A Level at grade B
National Extended Diploma: DDD plus one A Level at grade B
GCSE
GCSE Maths Grade C/4 (Grade B/6 preferred) and English Language Grade B/6

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Course fees 2017/18

UK/EU fee: £9,250   |   International fee: £19,900

Placement year fees for 2020/21 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2017/18 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

Graduate destinations

As this course ran for the first time in 2016, we will not have graduates until summer 2019. However we know from our experience and industry links that possible careers will include a wide range of psychology and management related roles in all sectors of the economy, including the public and third sectors, and self-employment. Your options are very much open.

Professional placements

Students taking the four-year course spend their third year on placement in an approved occupation relevant to their degree. Satisfactory completion of the placement leads to the award of the Diploma in Professional Studies.

Although it is the student's responsibility to apply for placements, prepare and present effectively to employers and be selected by them, considerable support in this process is available from the Schools involved in delivering the Psychology programmes.

Over 1100 Loughborough undergraduate students go on placement each year, many of whom are studying business and social sciences, including psychology. The university receives many approaches from employers keen to recruit placement students.

Students have had placements in the UK and abroad, with schools, NHS Trusts, prisons, the Home Office, the Health and Safety Executive, and a wide range of leading consultancies and companies such as IBM, GSK, Boots, BT, and many more.

Study abroad

You can also choose to develop your skills by spending the year between your second and final year studying abroad at one of our partner universities around the world. This results in the award of a Diploma in International Studies in addition to your degree.

Additionally, you could combine a shorter placement abroad with one semester studying in a partner university taught in English.

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Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time

UCAS code: C8N1

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: C8N0