This joint award programme provides various opportunities for you to apply core psychology knowledge within a corporate setting. The course enables you to study business and combine it with the study of human behaviour. From developmental to cognitive study, psychology is a fascinating subject. It is potentially made even more fascinating by applying it in a business environment, such as consumer and organisational psychology. It’s about bringing the study of human behaviour to practice in a hands-on and meaningful way. Our programme will help you gain applied and employable skills that will help you in future roles within human resources management, executive leadership or advertising and marketing communications. Why study this subject? How do customers think? What impacts our choices of brands and our decisions about where and when to shop? How do we motivate employees? If these questions interest you, then Business and Psychology could be the right course for you. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? With smaller, more intimate class sizes, as well as experienced and dedicated academics, we are able to give our students one-to-one teaching and support. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate on projects and live briefs with students from other business management and psychology degree programmes, gaining the practical and transferable skills you need for your career. This programme is suitable for students who are interested in studying Psychology, but who do not see themselves working in a therapy or counselling role but more of an Occupational Psychology route, maybe working in hospitals, prisons or schools. This programme is also designed to inspire and facilitate the development of a variety of desirable, transferable skills that will enhance employability in any future career, particularly those valuing deeper interactions with people. Such skills include communication, numeracy, teamwork, critical thinking, computing, independent learning and more. This course is offered as a four-year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree. What will I study? Your curriculum will cover subject specific modules in both psychology and business. You'll be equipped with relevant transferable skills to better influence and understand how individuals, groups and organisations are motivated as well as how they think and buy. You'll gain a wide range of skills and competences useful for dealing competently with real-life, practical problems. The course will focus on the ability to think critically and will enable you to analyse and evaluate solutions to complex, real-life problems This programme will help you gain a thorough grounding in qualitative research methods, which will provide invaluable for your future career. It will also help prepare you for research-based postgraduate study, if you choose to continue your studies following graduation. What are my career prospects? Our Business and Psychology course will help prepare you for a range of career possibilities in business management, with a particular focus on marketing and/or human resource management. This course will also help prepare you for a career in occupational psychology; with a growing focus on wellbeing in the workplace, this programme prepares graduates to meet this need.
Year one Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity Preparing for Success Self-development and Responsibility Inquiry and Research Skills Introduction to Business Studies Year two Introduction to People Management Data Insights for Business Decisions Principles of Marketing Organisational Behaviour Introduction to Biological Psychology and Cognitive Psychology Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology Introduction to Personality and Applying Psychology Introduction to Cross Disciplinary Psychology Year three Operations and Service Management (optional) Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology Consumer Psychology (optional) International HRM (optional) Personality and Individual Differences Developmental Psychology Business Consulting Consulting in Practice Resourcing and Talent Planning (optional) Managing and Engaging People (optional) Contemporary Business Economics (optional) Strategic Marketing (optional) Customer Experience (optional) Year four Strategic Agility Research Methods Critical Social Psychology Dissertation HR Strategy (optional) International Marketing Management (optional) Business and Organisational Psychology (optional) Police Psychology and Legal Framework (optional) Investigative and Forensic Psychology (optional) Positive Psychology (optional) Health Psychology (optional) Counselling Psychology (optional) Principles of Psychopathology (optional) Exceptional Human Experience (optional) Brain, Mind and Behaviour (optional)
As part of the programme you will work with actual business clients to help them solve a real-world problem. You will join two excellent schools in the University and be taught by lecturers from both the Psychology team and the Business School. A range of summative assessment methods will be employed on this course, as follows: Essays and reports Exams Time-constrained assignments Oral Presentations Dissertation.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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For information about applying to Buckinghamshire New University as an International applicant, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/international
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Buckinghamshire New University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/financial-support-bursaries-and-scholarships