Psychology and Business and Management

Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)
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Course summary

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The BSc Psychology and Business Management degree at Aberystwyth University will equip you with the competences and qualities good management, direction and leadership of a successful business require. These qualities will enable you to effectively manage and lead and deliver corporate objectives while maximising human resource effectiveness. The BSc Psychology and Business Management and degree at Aberystwyth University will enable you to learn from two leading academic departments where expertise and knowledge from the two respective disciplines combine developing your skills and knowledge and helping you achieve a fulfilling and rewarding career. Why study Psychology and Business Management and at Aberystwyth University? This course is collaboratively taught by Aberystwyth Business School and the Department of Psychology. The syllabus of this course will provide you with an over-aching integrative view of the impact of the psychological drivers and influences for business efficacy leading to improved financial performance. The degree is delivered through novel student collaborative approaches providing wider and more sophisticated perspectives and ultimately a thorough understanding of cultural interactions and international outlooks. The Business Management element led by Aberystwyth Business School is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Psychology element is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) allowing distinct career trajectories; one in professional management and the other in professional Psychology alongside careers that seamlessly blend these components (for example experts in Organisational Behaviour, or Human Resource Management). What will I learn? The holistic approach of business and management teaching in your first year explores foundational elements so you discover and understand the fundamental principles of business. These include the mechanisms by which management is discharged in various industries, the impact of the business environment on performance, and the mediating impact of macro-environmental elements (such as Brexit, COVID-19) have on management. Additionally, the contemporary mechanisms by which organisations communicate value propositions to customers and markets are explored. Within Psychology, a similar foundational route is undertaken and you will explore social and individual behaviour, brain cognition, historical issues in psychology and importantly you will begin to understand the inter-related nature of the individual, society and culture to business practice. In your second and third year, you will undertake core business and management psychology concepts that include organisational behaviour and theory, impacts of market structures and pricing strategies, the effective development and utilisation of industry specific techniques for operations management. Additionally, the impacts of human resource and talent management on executing organisational management and leadership planning are introduced and mastered. To solidify your understanding, you will also have the opportunity to apply the theories identified above into an independent research project allowing you to explore the analytical skills associated with business excellence. Employability An over-aching aim of this degree is to provide you with the essential and career-expected graduate competences that differentiate you during your early career stages; optimising the effective transition from campus to career. Many of our graduates have initiated careers in key industries which include accounting and finance, investment banking, risk management, insurance and underwriting, similarly graduates are in high-demand for more general management professions that include retail management, the public sector, the NHS, distribution and logistics management.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeNC18
Institution code A40
Campus nameMain Site (Aberystwyth)
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 - 96 points
A level BBB - CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM - MMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 - 26 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedB
Cambridge English ProficiencyC
IELTS (Academic)6With minimum 5.5 in each component.
PTE Academic62With minimum scores of 51 in each component.
TOEFL (iBT)88With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.

If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £13600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Based on the latest information available to us, for new Home students enrolled on full-time undergraduate and PGCE courses starting in 2020, Aberystwyth University currently intends to charge a tuition fee of £9,000 for the academic year 2020/21. The Welsh Government is still to finalise arrangements for 2020/21 onwards, which means that for students starting in 2020/21 or after, tuition fees may rise for any successive years of study, mapped according to any inflation-linked maximum tuition fee permitted by the Welsh Government. These increases would also apply for the proportional fees charged for Year Abroad and Year in Industry. We will inform all applicants and students of the fee levels for 2020/21 and any inflation-linked increases for successive years of study as soon as confirmation is received from Welsh Government, and we will publish updates on our website. We recommend you check the updated fee information before applying. Up to date details of the relevant fees will be set out in our offer documentation, and your terms and conditions with us will describe how we may be entitled to increase or otherwise change fees during the period of your study with us. Costs not included in the tuition fee: The academic provision of the University includes certain elements of study away from Aberystwyth. These involve activities such as field trips in science degrees and visits to theatres, galleries and museums in humanities-based courses. The additional costs of such activities are not included in the overall University fee and you should, therefore, note the need to budget for them. Details of courses that have additional costs can be found on the Aberystwyth University website. These costs are given as an indication of likely cost and will vary as will the location and duration of the activity. Fuller details will be available from the department organising the activity.

Sponsorship information

Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Examination competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine that with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.

Provider information

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Aberystwyth University
Penglais
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
United Kingdom
SY23 3FL


Course contact details

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Aberystwyth Business School (undergraduate enquiries)

+44 (0)1970 622500

Department of Psychology

01970 628719

01970 628781

Undergraduate Admissions Office (undergraduate enquiries)

01970 622021

Psychology and Business and Management at Aberystwyth University - UCAS