Business Psychology at Heriot-Watt University - UCAS

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Course summary

Business psychology is a discipline often referred to as occupational psychology and organisational psychology. The MSc Business Psychology will give you an in-depth understanding of the psychological mechanisms that drive positive behaviours and performances in the workplace. Whether you're coming from an industry position or directly from an undergraduate degree, this long-established programme of study will equip you with an effective blend of knowledge drawn from the specialist fields of psychology, management and leadership. The content on this one-year masters degree programme has been tailored to meet the needs of those working towards a number of job roles, such as business psychology practitioner, human resources manager, organisational development manager, coaching consultant, management consultant or leadership consultant. You will develop commercial awareness and an understanding of global organisations which will allow you to recognise the impact of the economy, politics, globalisation and the changing labour market on the psychology of a workplace and performance of individuals and teams.


Core Courses: social and organisational change; psychology of coaching; consumer and economic psychology; consumer ergonomics; organisational culture; leadership; diversity; research methods; Master’s project. Master's students take all the modules; diploma students take all the modules except the project; certificate students select 4 modules.

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Entry requirements

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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.

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Business Psychology at Heriot-Watt University - UCAS