UWE Bristol - MSc Business Psychology

UWE Bristol

MSc Business Psychology

Study a cross-subject degree that applies psychology to real-world business problems within organisations. Solve challenges in psychology and business, such as communication, employee motivation and talent recruitment. Our blocked teaching delivery enables you to study flexibly alongside your work.

An organisation is only as good as the people working within it. Business psychology is crucial in understanding how teams work and what motivates employees. Many organisations hire business psychologists to solve challenges in psychology and business, from communication to talent recruitment.

Not only does applying psychology to the workplace produce better leaders and teams, it improves business decisions too. Business psychology is a growing market, addressing a business need for more effective workplace cultures.

This course is accredited by the Association for Business Psychology (ABP).

Skills-based, solution-focused

MSc Business Psychology uses a skills-based, solution-focused approach that applies evidence to practice. To date, we're one of the only universities in the region to deliver a master's degree in business psychology.

Find solutions to the biggest issues facing organisations today. You'll apply psychology to real-world business problems, such as employee motivation, performance and wellbeing. So you'll gain tangible skills relevant to your workplace.

Blend psychology and business

Study a cross-subject course that draws on experts in the fields of psychology and business. You'll gain a broad range of expertise that blends these two worlds, from human resource management to occupational and organisational psychology.

Benefit from our strong local and national industry links within the business hub of Bristol and beyond. You'll also be able to connect with our community of academics through our Bristol Leadership and Change Centre.

Advance your career

Whether you're a professional or recent graduate, the course offers a unique opportunity to advance your career. If you're already employed, you'll be able to study flexibly alongside your work, thanks to our blocked teaching delivery. You'll be trained as a qualified business psychologist, ready to practice in a range of organisational settings.

Entry Requirements

You should have a good honours degree (2:2) or equivalent, in a relevant subject (e.g. Psychology, Business, Social Science or Science)

International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component

Career Prospects

MSc Business Psychology will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to apply psychology to any organisation. You'll gain a good understanding of the applications of psychology in the workplace, solving organisational issues such as poor internal communication.

Get prepared for a people-oriented career in business psychology.

Gaining accreditation from a professional body would ensure the course develops practitioners who meet recognised criteria for professional practice in the field. You'll be qualified to use psychological theory to solve business challenges in a range of organisational settings.

You'll develop a skill toolkit that you'll be able to contribute to your workplace, including leadership, management and enterprise. These skills will give you the best chance of success as a business psychology practitioner.

The course has been designed to offer you a flexible and open career route. Our graduates go on to work in many business areas, from human resource management and recruitment, to leadership development and coaching.

If you have experience working in an organisation, you'll have the flexibility to work alongside your studies, strengthening your employability. Whether you've worked in consultancies as an entrepreneur or in public sector charities, you'll learn to adapt interventions to your own organisation's culture. For those who manage teams in a senior position, the course provides a unique opportunity to advance your career as a business leader.

Whatever your career aspirations are, you'll benefit from our local and national industry links. Strengthen your professional network by connecting with academic communities like the Bristol Leadership and Change Centre.

Graduates from this course will go on to employment in the business sectors, teaching and academia, with many going on to take PhDs in business-related subjects.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for available internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity, plus support for entrepreneurial activity and where possible, access to employer events.

Course Details

Business Basics for Psychologists
Business Psychology Essentials
Organisational Investigation
Researching Organisations.

Two optional modules
Coaching and Mentoring
Learning, Training and Development
Talent Management.

Two optional modules
Leadership and Change Management
Personal Mastery in Leadership
Wellbeing at Work.

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