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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
48 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 18480 per total

How you will study
distance, online

Course starts
January

International course fees
GBP 18480 per total

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About Business Psychology at University of Essex Online

Take an in depth look at the fascinating world of business psychology with this undergraduate programme. Focusing on real life situations you will gain an understanding of the psychological behaviours of people in business or organisation contexts. This course will allow you to immerse yourself in a variety of unique and interesting topics including psychological development through the lifespan, leadership and managing teams, as well as individual differences, emotions and behaviours.

You will learn to apply knowledge of the human mind and behaviour to investigate fundamental business functions, as well as adopting core psychological theories to understand organisational change, effective leadership, recruitment and selection, and corporate decision-making. Our courses involve a range of technical competencies which can be applied immediately to the real world, making you an asset to any team or employer.

Looking to progress in your career? Or maybe you want to start a new role? Our BSc (Hons) Business Psychology will allow you to fit your education around your work and family commitments as you study 100% online and part-time. Graduates of the course will also have a holistic understanding of both business and psychology in addition to a wide range of transferable skills including critical thinking, research, self-motivation and communication.

Please note: This course is not accredited with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Course structure

The BSc (Hons) in Business Psychology is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 360 credits.

Level 4 modules:

  • Fundamentals of Effective Learning in Psychology (15 credits)*
  • Introduction to Social Psychology (15 credits)*
  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (15 credits)*
  • Introduction to Research Methods (30 credits)*
  • Human Resources Management (15 credits)*
  • Fundamentals of Marketing (15 credits)

One optional module from the list below**

Level 4 optional modules:

  • Personality and Intelligence (15 credits)
  • Business and Management Skills (15 credits)

Level 5 modules:

  • Biological Psychology (15 credits)*
  • Advanced Cognitive Psychology (15 credits)*
  • Psychological Development through the Lifespan (15 credits)*
  • Quantitative Psychology (15 credits)*
  • Individual Differences, Emotions and Behaviours (15 credits)*
  • Leadership and Managing Teams (15 credits)*
  • Organisational Development and Change (15 credits)*
  • Consumer Behaviour (15 credits)*

Level 6 modules:

  • Critical Social Psychology (15 credits)
  • Developmental Science (15 credits)
  • Business Strategy (15 credits)
  • Business Psychology Project (30 credits)*
  • International Marketing Strategy (15 credits)
  • Reasoning and Decision-Making in a Business Context (15 credits)
  • Occupational Psychology (15 credits)

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fee: £18,480 (learn more)

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