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Business Psychology, M.Sc.

Business Psychology, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Whether you come from an industry position or directly from a psychology or business degree, this highly respected programme of study will equip you with an effective blend of specialist knowledge from the fields of psychology, management and leadership.

The content on this highly-focused masters degree has been tailored to meet the needs of those working towards a careers as a Business Psychology Practitioner, Human Resources Manager, Organisational Development Manager, Coaching Consultant, Management Consultant or Leadership Consultant.

You will develop commercial awareness and an understanding of global organisations which will allow you to recognise the impact of the economy, politics, globalization and the changing labour market on the psychology of a workplace and performance of individuals and teams.

Key skills for improving performance

On MSc Business Psychology from Heriot-Watt University you will explore different aspects of the psychological mechanisms behind workplace behavior and be equipped with the managerial expertise to enhance and improve performance of teams and individuals, building expertise in:

  • Coaching
  • Leadership
  • Diversity
  • Employment legislation
  • Organisational change
  • Organisational culture
  • Marketing and consumer behavior

You will also gain specialist theoretical knowledge in the areas of psychology which directly apply to business settings and master psychological research methods which can be practiced in the workplace.

By viewing the workplace through a psychological perspective, and by developing your analytical, critical thinking, and reflection skills, you will learn to recognize and improve seemingly intangible aspects of the workplace which, when appropriately managed, can directly improve business performance, in areas such as:

  • Job satisfaction
  • Well-being
  • Leadership
  • Organisational commitment
  • Organisational culture
  • Performance and productivity

Specifically designed group tasks and presentations will allow you to develop your interpersonal and communication skills. Improving these skills will give you the platform to implement your expertise and directly improve the performance of diverse groups of individuals and teams at any level within an organisation.

Throughout this programme you will learn from a unique blend of research-led academic teaching and industry-focused practical experiences. For example, on our Psychology of Coaching course you will develop expert knowledge in the theoretical frameworks of coaching psychology whilst receiving insights into practical coaching skills, tools and techniques from lecturers who draw direct from experience as coaching practitioners and consultants.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Organisational Culture
  • Social and Organisational Change
  • Psychology of Coaching
  • Introduction to Human Factors
  • Psychology for Marketing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There is no official deadline for postgraduate applications,we accept them right up until the beginning of term.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

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Academic Requirements

For MSc entry, students will typically have a First or Second Class Honours Degree. Given the clear practical element of the programmes, we will also consider non-graduate candidates for the Certificate if they have a decade of experience in senior roles in business, such as management or other high-level work. We offer individual courses on a Continuing Professional Development basis to candidates without any previous qualifications. Satisfactory completion of the Certificate will make the student in question eligible for entry on to the Diploma, and assuming they are successful, the MSc.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15120 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15120 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    6960 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6960 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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