Heriot-Watt University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Business Psychology with Human Resource Management (Taught)

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Course summary

This specialist MSc blends Human Resource Management with Business Psychology, a discipline also known as Occupational Psychology and Organisational Psychology, which equips you with a depth of understanding around the psychological mechanisms that drive positive behaviours and performances in the workplace. By viewing the workplace through a psychological perspective, and by developing analytical, critical thinking, and reflection skills, you will learn to recognize and improve seemingly intangible aspects of the workplace which, when appropriately managed, can directly improve performance, in areas such as:

  • Job satisfaction
  • Well-being
  • Leadership
  • Organisational commitment
  • Organisational culture
  • Performance and productivity
Business Psychology graduates often build extremely rewarding careers in Human Resource Management within a range of industries. This is why Heriot-Watt has created this specialist programme which blends our world-class teaching in Business Psychology with our expertise in Human Resource Management to create a specialist programme that develops a range of skills which are highly-desirable to employers.

Modules

Semester 1 courses: Business Communication, Coaching Psychology, Organisational Culture, Social and Organisational Change. Semester 2 courses: Research Philosophy and Practice, Human Resource Management, Diversity, Psychology of Leadership. Semester 3 courses: Research project for Business Psychology

Assessment method

Thesis.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website


English language requirements

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language ability to ensure they can cope with the demands of a Heriot-Watt programme taught and assessed in English. Further information about the English Language tests that we currently accept as proof of English Language ability including our own English Language programmes, can be viewed on our website.

HWU English Language Requirements

https://www.hw.ac.uk/study/entry/english-language-requirements.htm


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Business Psychology with Human Resource Management at Heriot-Watt University - UCAS