MSc Work Psychology & Business is suitable if you hold a good first degree in psychology and wish to pursue a career as work or occupational psychologist. Work psychology is a topic at the core of our understanding of healthy and effective organisations and employees. It gives psychologists a unique opportunity to study business alongside specialist work psychology modules and will enable you to operate within a global workplace.
This programme emphasises the study of practical, real world organisational and business issues, combined with the academic and scientific rigour of occupational psychology as an applied science. The business school context provides an excellent perspective on the application of occupational psychology in organisations, and gives the programme an applied and relevant focus.
In addition to your Aston degree, you will have the opportunity to participate in our international study exchange programme. Studying with one of our partner institutions, the programme will enhance your international experience and communication skills, preparing you for a career in the international business environment.
Subject guide and modules
Core Modules: -Organisational Behaviour -Learning & Talent Development -Workplace Design & Health -Research Methods in Human Resource Management & Business and Organisational Behaviour -Employee Relations and Counselling -Assessment Performance and Reward -Strategy, Change & Leadership
Optional Modules (Choose one): -Accounting for Non-Financial Managers -Organisational Behaviour Theory and Practice -Strategic Business Sustainability -Strategic & International Human Resource Management -Marketing Management -Operations Management -Strategic Management -Management of Innovation -Economic Environment of Business
The programme then concludes with a dissertation project.
Learning, teaching and assessment
You will be assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. The taught element of the programme is then complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a dissertation.
MSc Work Psychology & Business is a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited postgraduate course in Occupational Psychology. Successful completion of the course leads to the academic basis for the BPS Chartered Occupational Psychology qualification (QOccPysch).
This programme will prepare you for a career in any organisational setting: including both the public and private sectors. Recent graduate positions include: -Business Psychologist (Recruitment and Assessment) – Jaguar Land Rover -Learning and Development Specialist - Network Rail -Occupational Health and Wellbeing Scientific Advisor- NPower -Occupational Psychologist – NHS -Research Scientist – BAE Systems
"I applied to Aston Business School not only because of its world class reputation, excellence in research and academic merit, but also because of the vibrant community of students and alumni that it provides access to."
Aston Excellence Scholarships (All MSc Programmes)
No. of awards TBC
Our MSc scholarships are designed to support talented applicants wishing to develop their skills and knowledge with one of our MSc programmes. For 2015/16 we have a variety of scholarship awards available.
Value of Scholarship(s)
£1,000 - £1,500
Applicants wishing to apply for one of the Aston MSc scholarships must meet the following criteria:Have been offered a place on one of our MSc courses Be a self-funded student
Applicants must download and complete the scholarship application form which can be found on the website. The completed form must then be emailed to [email protected] Please note that all forms must be completed in full those recived with missing information will not be assessed.Applicants make only one general scholarship application for all of the above scholarships and are not required to specify which scholarship they wish to be considered for. This decision will be made by the scholarship panel.Please note that all scholarships are specific to the degree programme and point of entry indicated in any scholarship offer confirmation and are not transferable.
BSc in Psychology (UK only) or obtained a recognisable equivalent degree (overseas). A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class) in Psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society (GBC). You can check your qualification here; OR Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University. As well as: Two professional references – at least one must be from an academic referee. An official academic transcript of your university grades to date. A completed application form.
Recipient: Aston University
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