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MSc Work Psychology & Business

4.5 excellent 1 opinion
Aston University
In Birmingham (England)

Price on request

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Birmingham (England)
Start Different dates available
  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham (England)
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    Different dates available

Key benefits Deepen your understanding of the health and effectiveness of organisations and their employees Develop an awareness of the ways in which psychological principles can be applied across a range of organisational contexts Qualify in Level A & B Psychometric testing as defined by the British Psychological Society (additional workshop and fee applies) Gain a qualification accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Important information

Requirements: 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...

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West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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Starts Different dates available
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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Reviews on this course

Hamish Ransley
What I would highlight: Aston imparted my course in a business school environment. That is it most important difference with other universities. Everything is orientated towards business, making it much more practical than just applying corporate roles.
What could be improved: Nothing
Course taken: June 2016
Would you recommend this centre?: yes

What you'll learn on the course

IT Development
IT Management
Organisational Behaviour
Skills and Training
Skills and Training

Course programme

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

Professional Development Programme Module

Business skills for life: t he essential Aston Professional Development Programme

The Aston Professional Development Programme (PDP) is an integral module that forms part of your MSc taught course from day one.This compulsory module runs throughout the academic year. We have designed it around knowledge through practice - to enhance your employability as you customise the PDP experience to suit your own learning goals and skills development needs.

We take a multidimensional, qualitative and individually tailored approach. Using reflective models, we integrate a competency-based framework into our existing academic programmes.  You will engage with different kinds of experiential learning, such as skills workshops, work-based experience, study abroad and develop your own unique skillset.  

This pathway between theory and the world of work brings together Aston’s faculty, careers practitioners and business and academic partnerships teams to help you step into your future careers as culturally aware, global professionals.

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.

Personal development

You will acquire skills in the following areas: giving presentations; team working; report writing; negotiation and IT skills.

Course Director:

Dr Joanne Lyubovnikova
BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA, C.Psychol.
Joanne is a Lecturer in Organisational Psychology and a Chartered Occupational Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Her research interests are in the area of group and team effectiveness and she publishes her work in peer-reviewed journals, books, and at conferences both nationally and internationally. Joanne lectures on various modules including Organisational Behaviour, Effective Teamwork, and Workplace Design and Health, teaching across undergraduate, MSc and MBA programmes.

Teaching Staff:
  • Dr Matthew Carter
    BSc, MSc, PhD
  • Dr Ann Davis
    BSc, PhD, C.Psychol.
  • Dr Alison Glaister 
    BSc, MA, PhD, PgCHEP, FHEA, Assoc. CIPD
  • Dr Yves Guillaume
    Diploma, MA, PhD, C.Psychol.
  • Dr Claudia Sacramento
    BA, MSc, PhD
  • Dr Judy Scully
    BA, PhD
  • Dr Nicholas Theodorakopoulos
    BSc, MBA, PhD