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Course summary

Studying our BSc Business Psychology will provide you with insights into the human mind and the behaviour of people at work, alongside introductory business modules. You will combine knowledge of how people work and manage their careers with marketing, finance and additional topics of your choice. Our organisational psychology modules explore subjects such as:

  • work-life balance
  • the work-home interface
  • employee motivation and engagement
  • career development
  • leadership.
On this business psychology degree, we equip you with transferable skills including critical thinking and writing, plus elementary to advanced research skills. This allows you to learn how to collect and scrutinise organisational data and ask the right questions. The final-year research dissertation gives you the opportunity to gain insight into conducting cutting-edge research. Under the guidance of a supervisor, you will lead a project from start to finish by conducting a survey, interviews or an experimental design. Our academic staff are experts, actively researching many topics such as diversity, occupational health and organisational change. The course is accredited by the Association for Business Psychology. Our students gain valuable skills which prepare them for their first graduate role, including human resources-related positions or a step-change into management. Highlights
  • This course is run by Europe’s oldest department of organisational psychology.
  • We have an active programme of research, with particular expertise in organisational psychology and human resource management.
  • All of our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers and publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.
  • Accredited by the Association for Business Psychology (the degree does not lead to Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society).
Careers and employability Graduates can pursue career paths in business, management, accounting or human resources management. Possible professions include:
  • human resources officer
  • management consultant
  • corporate investment banker
  • marketing executive.
We offer a comprehensive Careers Service - Birkbeck Futures - your career partner during your time at Birkbeck and beyond. At every stage of your career journey, we empower you to take ownership of your future, helping you to make the connection between your experience, education and future ambitions.


For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment method

Examinations are held for approximately half of the assessments; the rest are assessed by coursework in the form of essays, typically 2000-3000 words in length, and case studies, presentations, group work and in-course tests. Research reports are required for the methods teaching. The final research project is assessed 100% by coursework.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Association for Business Psychology

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests. We also accept other English language tests.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Applicants who do not five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above, including mathematics, may be required to carry out a skills audit at a selection evening, which comprises mathematics and English. This audit assesses an applicants potential to cope with and benefit from a particular programme of study.

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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
International £16020 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are charged a tuition fee in each year of their programme. Tuition fees for students continuing on their programme in following years may be subject to annual inflationary increases.
Business Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London - UCAS