This joint award programme provides various opportunities for you to apply core psychology knowledge within a corporate setting. The course enables you to study business and combine it with the study of human behaviour. From developmental to cognitive study, psychology is a fascinating subject. It is potentially made even more fascinating by applying it in a business environment, such as consumer and organisational psychology. It’s about bringing the study of human behaviour to practice in a hands-on and meaningful way. Our programme will help you gain applied and employable skills that will help you in future roles within human resources management, executive leadership or advertising and marketing communications. Why study this subject? How do customers think? What impacts our choices of brands and our decisions about where and when to shop? How do we motivate employees? If these questions interest you, then Business and Psychology could be the right course for you. Understanding human behaviour impacts significantly on key business roles such as marketing or human resource management and is a growth area. You could go on to work in the private, public or third sector, in roles within human resources management, executive leadership or advertising and marketing communications. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? With smaller, more intimate class sizes, as well as experienced and dedicated academics, we are able to give our students one-to-one teaching and support. You will have the opportunity to collaborate on projects and live briefs with students from other business management and psychology degree programmes, gaining the practical and transferable skills you need for your career. This programme is suitable for students who are interested in studying Psychology, but who do not see themselves working in a therapy or counselling role but more of an Occupational Psychology route, maybe working in hospitals, prisons or schools. You can apply the knowledge you gain with us to support the development and wellbeing of individuals within any organisation. This programme is also designed to inspire and facilitate the development of a variety of desirable, transferable skills that will enhance employability in any future career, particularly those valuing deeper interactions with people. Such skills include communication, numeracy, teamwork, critical thinking, computing, independent learning and more. What will I study? Your curriculum will cover subject specific modules in both psychology and business. You will be equipped with relevant transferable skills to better influence and understand how individuals, groups and organisations are motivated as well as how they think and buy. You'll gain a wide range of skills and competences useful for dealing competently with real-life, practical problems. The course will focus on the ability to think critically and will enable you to analyse and evaluate solutions to complex, real-life problems This programme will help you gain a thorough grounding in qualitative research methods, which will provide invaluable for your future career. It will also help prepare you for research-based postgraduate study, if you choose to continue your studies following graduation. How will I be taught and assessed? As part of the programme you will work with actual business clients to help them solve a real-world problem. You'll join two excellent schools in the University and be taught by lecturers from both the Psychology team and BNU Business School. You'll study business modules which develop knowledge which you'll then apply in real business scenarios. You will also study the applications of psychology in a wide range of areas, focusing on businesses and organisations. A range of summative assessment methods will be employed on this course, as follows:
- Essays and reports
- Time-constrained assignments
- Oral Presentations
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.
If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.