University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Business Psychology

This programme offers students the opportunity to gain a fascinating look at the science of how people and groups behave at work. This course gives people with an appropriate background theoretical knowledge and practical skills used in organisational psychology. Students learn about training, organisational development, employee relations and motivation, design of environments/health and safety, human/machine interaction, counselling and personal development, performance appraisal and career development, and selection in organisations.

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor degree with 1st or 2.1 Honours or the overseas equivalent in psychology without GBC (Graduate Basis for Chartership), or in related disciplines such as social sciences, human resources or business and management. Knowledge or experience of statistics is desired. Relevant work experience is desirable and examples of types of areas of work include HRM, counselling, training, career advice.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a combination of examinations, report, course work, practical assessment and presentations. A dissertation of around 15,000 words is normally undertaken.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

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