Undergraduate study2017

BSc (Hons)

Business Psychology

Year of entry: 2017

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

  • Professional Recognition
  • Additional Award
  • Study Abroad
  • Placement Year

BSc (Hons)

Business Psychology

Year of entry: 2017

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

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • Top 5 for learning resources in Psychology (NSS 2015)
  • Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society

This exciting new degree offers you the opportunity to study the core areas of psychology as required for BPS accreditation, with a focus on the ways in which these can be applied 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.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BSc (Hons) DIntS / DPS / DIS 4 years full-time sandwich C8N1
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time C8N0
Graduate destinations

As this is a new course, 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.

Course structure

Years 1 and 2

Areas studied include social psychology, biological psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive 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 select one module per semester in other aspects of business and management.

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

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: C8N1 BSc (Hons) DIntS / DPS / DIS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
AAB
SQA AH
AB, plus Highers at majority A/B grades
IB
35 points with 6 6 5 at HL incl. 4 at SL in Maths
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: Grades DDD including majority of distinction grades over two years
Additional
GCSE Maths grade C (B preferred) and English Language grade B

UCAS code: C8N0 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

A-Level
AAB
SQA AH
AB, plus Highers at majority A/B grades
IB
35 points with 6 6 5 at HL incl. 4 at SL in Maths
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: Grades DDD including majority of distinction grades over two years
Additional
GCSE Maths grade C (B preferred) and English Language grade B

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2017-18

 

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,250
International Students (Band B course) £19,900

 

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

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 arrange the placement, considerable support 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.

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.

Department / School Key Information Sets

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

UCAS code: C8N1

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: C8N0

Our students

Rosie H

“I hope to go on to eventually do my doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Loughborough has given me a strong grounding on which to develop my knowledge.”

Elizabeth A

“There’s so much support available to each student and each first year psychology student is given a second year psychology buddy to help them ease into their course/university life."

Charlotte F

“I find it really exciting that you get to conduct your own experiments in real life settings; it really helps to apply what you have learnt.”

Christine W

“There is a mix of modules on biological, developmental, social Psychology as well as experimental design and analysis. This allows me to find out which field of Psychology I am most particularly interested in.”

Rosie H

“I hope to go on to eventually do my doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Loughborough has given me a strong grounding on which to develop my knowledge.”

Elizabeth A

“There’s so much support available to each student and each first year psychology student is given a second year psychology buddy to help them ease into their course/university life."

Charlotte F

“I find it really exciting that you get to conduct your own experiments in real life settings; it really helps to apply what you have learnt.”

Christine W

“There is a mix of modules on biological, developmental, social Psychology as well as experimental design and analysis. This allows me to find out which field of Psychology I am most particularly interested in.”