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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
October

International course fees
GBP 16650 per year

All study options

About Business Psychology at School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University

This programme is especially suitable for students wishing to develop a career in personnel functions, human resource management roles or as business consultants in areas such as selection and assessment, organisational development and change and employee development.

Taught by experienced researchers and practitioners, students are given in-depth training to equip them to apply psychological theories and research to influence and inform a range of important business decisions and to operate effectively at all levels within organisations.

There is a strong emphasis on developing critical thinking and consultancy skills as well as the ability to work effectively with a wide range of organisational stakeholders. Students can choose to extend and cement their practical skills by completing a research project that allows them to apply their knowledge to an organisational issue.

Alternatively they may conduct a focused literature review that examines how psychological research and theory may be applied to a contemporary business problem.

Please note: our MSc in Work Psychology is designed for those with an undergraduate psychology degree.

Available 1yr full-time or 2-4yrs part-time (block teaching)

The course is delivered through block-teaching, with most modules lasting four full days (2 days each week, across two weeks with a further intensive practical session at the end of each Semester). This is designed to allow you to immerse yourself each topic so that you can fully appreciate how theory can be applied to make a significant difference to business clients. This also allows modules to be studied effectively by those in work who wish to study on a part-time basis (from 2-4 years depending on the number of modules that you choose to study each year).

For further details about the course visit: www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/pg/programmes/bus-psy/

 

Course Structure

Semester 1

  • Gathering and Using Evidence in Work Psychology (Part I)
  • Leadership and Performance Management
  • Employee Engagement, Motivation and Voice
  • Well-being and Work
  • Work Design, Organisational Change and Development

Semester 2

  • Gathering and Using Evidence in Work Psychology (Part II)
  • Psychological Assessment in Organisations
  • Career Development
  • Learning, Development and Knowledge Management

Optional Modules

In each of Semesters 1 and 2 it may be possible to study one module from the School’s existing portfolio of Masters modules.

Summer

Empirical Research Project in Work Psychology or Dissertation in Business Psychology.

 

Scholarships and Bursaries worth up to 100% of fees!!

The School of Business and Economics is committed to attracting the very best applicants. We offer a range of competitive scholarships and bursaries to both UK/EU and international applicants – some worth up to 100% of your fees!

Our scholarship and bursary range is designed to include a wide range of students and consists of:

  • Alumni scholarships (for UK/EU and international students)
  • Outstanding academic achievement scholarships
  • Sports scholarships
  • Hardship bursaries and other funding options
  • International student specific scholarships, including: Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa; USA scholarships and loans; and Santander International postgraduate scholarships

Whilst some of our scholarships are offered automatically based on your course application, some scholarships and bursaries do require a separate application and have limited availability and application deadlines.

For more details visit: www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/pg/fees-funding

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsOctoberDomestic course feesGBP 9000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 16650 per year
  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 - 4 years
    Course startsOctoberDomestic course feesGBP 9000International course feesGBP 16650

Entry requirements

Minimum upper second class (2:1) honours degree from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University. Applications from those with a lower second class degree may be considered if the applicant has relevant work experience.

You will need to show that your degree included modules that provided you with an awareness of human behaviour in work settings.

If this is not the case, you should have at least one year of work experience. Evidence of numerical proficiency demonstrated through the study of mathematical or statistical subjects in some part of your first degree.

*Please note: our MSc in Work Psychology is designed for those with an undergraduate psychology degree.

 

English Language Requirement for International Students

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course.

5-week course: IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component 10-week course: IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component

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