Business and Organisational Psychology MSc 2019/20 entry

Think Smart. Learn Fast. Get Online.

Course code:

HLST189

Study options:

2-5 years (part time)

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

January 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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Overview

The knowledge and skills related to business psychology are fundamental for occupational psychologists and for a diverse range of professionals, including marketeers, organisational communication and human resources professionals. The discipline suits anyone that manages and works as part of a team.

The course builds on our tutors' vast international network and recognises the international outlook of students that usually choose this course. You will have the opportunity to experience an international environment that will contribute to the development of your intercultural skills. 

Our Learning Platform

We have partnered with FutureLearn, a leading social learning platform, to deliver online degrees to learners across the globe. 

From short taster courses to postgraduate diplomas and certificates, and fully online degrees, the platform provides you with a seamless high-quality learning experience, on mobile, desktop and tablet. You can pay for each program in the degree as you go, making it possible to gain a qualification in a flexible and affordable way, to fit in with your lifestyle.

Flexibility

Short 2-week learning blocks combined with a pay-as-you-go payment model

Value

Spread the cost with our flexible pay-as-you-go payment options

Employability

Earn a full Coventry University degree upon successful completion

Community

Truly international in scale, learn with over 8 million other users across the world

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Association of Business Psychology (ABP)


Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

The module Global Professional Development – Consultancy is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

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What our students say...

I always wanted to combine my interest in human resources and marketing with the psychological background. With this course I felt that I didn’t have to decide which I most preferred, but could study exactly what I wanted and would be able to work in both areas afterwards.

I really enjoy the close contact with the lecturers and my class members. We are a small group of students and it feels like we are a family, which has helped me to settle down in this new country. I feel like a person, not only a student ID number. Since induction, our lecturers have always been there to answer questions, help with issues and take as much stress away from us as they could.

Kristine Pris, on-campus student, MSc Business and Organisational Psychology

Course information

This course aims to provide a thorough grounding in the theory and practical skills required to apply psychological research, business tools and methods within a variety of organisational settings and corporate cultures.

Through the learning of business psychology techniques for the promotion of individual wellbeing and organisational success, the course helps prepare you for business and organisational psychology roles in management and consultancy, in human resources and many other functions such as learning, training and development, recruitment, health and wellbeing. 

This course offers an experience that aims to provide students with the following:

  • A multi-disciplinary degree, open to candidates without psychology as a first degree.
  • An international focus to enable graduates to compete in a global business environment.
  • A critical understanding of marketing and advertising practice, through a separate consumer psychology module built into this course.
  • Exploring review methods for analysing literature and relate this to an entrepreneurial idea via a business plan.
  • An accreditation by the Association for Business Psychology (ABP).
  • The opportunity to apply for Chartered Manager status.

Modules

Overview

This course includes the Professional Development module. Each of the participating postgraduate courses have an individually tailored version of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Professional Development module.

1st

The 1st and only UK University to partner with FutureLearn to offer full degree courses in this way

In more detail...

Your main study themes are:

  • Work and Wellbeing
  • Psychological Assessment at Work
  • Individual Differences at Work
  • Learning, Training and Development
  • Consumer Psychology
  • Leadership, Engagement and Motivation
  • Consultancy/Management
  • Global Professional Development – Consultancy

The course is primarily designed to be studied part-time by students currently in employment.

For each module, we will provide engaging video lectures and a variety of interactive content and activities. The online contact between lecturers and colleagues aims to help you stay motivated and committed to learning.

Each module runs with 15 credits across an academic semester of 13 weeks, requiring an estimated 10 hours study time per week, with the flexibility for students to study from one to two modules per academic semester.

Mixed assessment modes offer students a range of opportunities to demonstrate their achievement of learning outcomes. You will be assessed through a combination of coursework assignments, business plans and activities, all completed online.Mixed assessment modes offer students a range of opportunities to demonstrate their achievement of learning outcomes.  You will be assessed through a combination of coursework assessments and activities, all completed online.

As part of the degree, you will develop a business plan related to business psychology using a systematic literature review as support.

  • On successful completion of the Certificate stage (60 credits) students will be eligible for a Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Organisational Psychology
  • On successful completion of the Diploma stage (120 credits) students will be eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Organisational Psychology
  • On successful completion of the Master’s stage (180 credits) students will be eligible for a Master’s in Business and Organisational Psychology

Master’s level awards will be made with a ‘Distinction’, ‘Merit’ or ‘Pass’ grade.

On successful completion you should have achieved the following:

  • A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of how psychology can be applied to business, including research and theory in the areas of wellbeing, psychological assessment, learning, training, development, leadership, engagement, motivation, consumer behaviour, marketing and advertising.
  • A critical understanding of how psychology can be applied to global, real-world questions, situations, and contexts for the benefit of individuals, teams, and organisations.   
  • Experiences to develop the skills and confidence needed to apply psychological principles in a real-world business environment.
  • A critical understanding of themselves as practitioners, psychology as a science, and the way psychology can be applied in the workplace.
  • A critical understanding of psychological research paradigms, research methods, data analyses, theories and knowledge-generation.
  • A critical approach to the identification, analysis, evaluation, and application of psychological research evidence and theory (i.e. psychological literatures).
  • A range of transferable skills including: working independently and within teams, numerical and reasoning skills, digital literacy, communicating effectively in a variety of media to different audiences, and appropriate self-management strategies to organise your own time and workloads.
  • A range of subject-specific skills surrounding critical evaluation, professional and ethical conduct, consultancy and evidence-based practice.
  • To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of consultancy and the theories.

Each 15 credit module will consist of 150 hours activities. The activity time will be made up of a mixture of guided and self-guided study.  Students will have access to an experienced team of tutors and lecturers who will support their studies. Each module will have dedicated online tutorials to support the learning. 

You will have opportunities to collaborate with international students via our online FutureLearn platform. The nature of our course design should provide you with a diverse range of experiences from around the world.

What our students say...

I always wanted to combine my interest in human resources and marketing with the psychological background. With this course I felt that I didn’t have to decide which I most preferred, but could study exactly what I wanted and would be able to work in both areas afterwards.

I really enjoy the close contact with the lecturers and my class members. We are a small group of students and it feels like we are a family, which has helped me to settle down in this new country. I feel like a person, not only a student ID number. Since induction, our lecturers have always been there to answer questions, help with issues and take as much stress away from us as they could.

Kristine Pris, on-campus student, MSc Business and Organisational Psychology

Entry Requirements

An Honours degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Psychology, Business, Social Science or Science) a lower/upper second or first class award.

Applicants who do not meet one or both of the two criteria above but have relevant experience will also be considered for entry on an individual basis.

An Honours degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Psychology, Business, Social Science or Science) a lower/upper second or first class award.

Applicants who do not meet one or both of the two criteria above but have relevant experience will also be considered for entry on an individual basis.

English as a Foreign Language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5, or TOEFL 600. If you have IELTS 6.0 you may be eligible to study our online pre-sessional English course.

An Honours degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Psychology, Business, Social Science or Science) a lower/upper second or first class award.

Applicants who do not meet one or both of the two criteria above but have relevant experience will also be considered for entry on an individual basis.

English as a Foreign Language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5, or TOEFL 600. If you have IELTS 6.0 you may be eligible to study our online pre-sessional English course.

What our students say...

I always wanted to combine my interest in human resources and marketing with the psychological background. With this course I felt that I didn’t have to decide which I most preferred, but could study exactly what I wanted and would be able to work in both areas afterwards.

I really enjoy the close contact with the lecturers and my class members. We are a small group of students and it feels like we are a family, which has helped me to settle down in this new country. I feel like a person, not only a student ID number. Since induction, our lecturers have always been there to answer questions, help with issues and take as much stress away from us as they could.

Kristine Pris, on-campus student, MSc Business and Organisational Psychology

Starts

Fee


January 2020

£14,000


Starts

Fee


January 2020

£14,000


Starts

Fee


January 2020

£14,000


What our students say...

I always wanted to combine my interest in human resources and marketing with the psychological background. With this course I felt that I didn’t have to decide which I most preferred, but could study exactly what I wanted and would be able to work in both areas afterwards.

I really enjoy the close contact with the lecturers and my class members. We are a small group of students and it feels like we are a family, which has helped me to settle down in this new country. I feel like a person, not only a student ID number. Since induction, our lecturers have always been there to answer questions, help with issues and take as much stress away from us as they could.

Kristine Pris, on-campus student, MSc Business and Organisational Psychology

Career prospects

Many of our graduates on the on-campus version of this course have gone on to work as independent business psychologists and consultants for companies like Kelloggs and Ricoh UK. 

Graduates have also found employment in sales, in HR, and as learning, training and development practitioners.  

What our students say...

I always wanted to combine my interest in human resources and marketing with the psychological background. With this course I felt that I didn’t have to decide which I most preferred, but could study exactly what I wanted and would be able to work in both areas afterwards.

I really enjoy the close contact with the lecturers and my class members. We are a small group of students and it feels like we are a family, which has helped me to settle down in this new country. I feel like a person, not only a student ID number. Since induction, our lecturers have always been there to answer questions, help with issues and take as much stress away from us as they could.

Kristine Pris, on-campus student, MSc Business and Organisational Psychology
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