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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary:

  • Study how humans act, feel and think within organisations.
  • Experience the changing nature of business, and consider its future.
  • Understand how organisations work within the business environment
  • Gain Associate-level membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
  • Develop a critical appreciation of applied psychology — including an understanding of psychological research methods
On this course, you’ll develop a multidisciplinary business awareness. You’ll consider individuals and organisations, and the global context in which they operate. You’ll reinforce sound business knowledge with applied psychological studies — equipping yourself with versatile skills for a range of careers. How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. On this course, you will develop a critical appreciation of applied psychology, including an understanding of psychological research methods and how they are utilised to research organisational settings. You will explore recent research in Organisational and Positive Psychology to understand organisational practices and their impact on employee health and well-being. In your business and management modules you will learn about the social context of business and organising, human behaviour in organisations, ethics, social responsibility of private companies as well as public organisations, human resources and entrepreneurship. You learn through:
  • lectures and seminars
  • group projects
  • one-to-one academic advice
  • work-based learning modules
Applied learning - Live projects Through professional work-based learning modules, delivered in response to live client scenarios, you will develop a critical appreciation of the application of psychology to the study of business and management practice. Placement opportunities You will also have a choice of pursuing a work-based placement with a host organisation or an entrepreneurial project supported by tutors and mentors. Each option will focus on employability skills and applying theory from psychology to real-world practice. Networking opportunities Networking will be encouraged through a dedicated modules focused student society. You will liaise with SHU alumni members, professional body representatives and SHU industry sector, business and occupational psychology networks.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Data Analysis For Business Decisions 20 Enterprise Change And Creativity 20 Positive Psychology 20 Principles And Functions Of Business 20 Social Psychology 20 Elective modules Foreign Language 20 Global Business Environment 20 Year 2 - Compulsory modules Business Research 20 Finance For Business Performance 20 Managing And Developing People 20 Elective modules Entrepreneurship Project 60 Study Abroad Module 1 20 Study Abroad Module 2 20 Study Abroad Module 3 20 Work Based Project: Learning In The Workplace 60 Year 3 - Optional modules Placement Year Final year - Compulsory modules Contemporary Developments In Employee Relations And Employment Law 20 Implementing Strategy And Change 20 Individual Management Project 40 Organisational Psychology 20 The Psychology Of Consumption 20

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or above at the point of enrolment.

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

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Business and Management with Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS