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Course summary

Coaching psychology is a thriving area of applied psychology which deals with professional and personal issues in a practical way. This programme is accredited by International Coach Federation and combines Heriot-Watt's MSc in Business Psychology, the most established in Europe, with the study of professional coaching. There is a growing demand for experts in evidence-based coaching who can offer effective non-clinical interventions to help individuals and teams by increasing productivity, managing talent and dealing with conflict, stress and change. This demand exists across a number of sectors and areas of performance, including:

  • occupational
  • educational
  • health
  • counselling
  • sports psychology
  • leadership
  • management
  • organisational development
  • human resources
Heriot-Watt University's masters degree in business psychology is the most established MSc of its kind in Europe, enjoying a well-earned reputation for producing graduates who can improve the performance and behaviour of individuals and teams. This programme, MSc Business Psychology with Coaching, balances practical and theoretical learning to ensure that graduates can make positive and effective contributions that help people and organisations flourish. You will learn to apply positive psychology through tried and tested coaching practices and combine this with an understanding of established theory from business psychology. Your learning will be guided by experienced researchers and practitioners from the fields of psychology, counselling and coaching. Their expertise and experience will help you develop key skills for a career in coaching in the workplace or as a step to becoming an accredited coach for other contexts such as education, counselling, or sports. These skills can also be applied in the workplace through various wider roles such as management, consultancy and HR, as well as through specific coaching roles such as executive coach, talent management, career coaching and mentoring.

Modules

Intercultural Communication in the Workplace, Coaching Psychology, Organisational Culture, Social and Organisational Culture, Coaching Psychology Practice, Diversity, Psychology of Leadership, Research Methods

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 Coaching at Heriot-Watt University - UCAS