university of leeds
Master of Science Course in Business Psychology
Upper second class or first class bachelor degree or international equivalent in a business or social science subject. Applicants who can demonstrate significant relevant business or psychology coverage as part of a degree in an alternative subject will be considered on a case by case basis. Work experience is desirable but not essential. Applicants whose first language is not English will need to attain an IELTS overall test score of 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each area; or equivalent TOEFL scores totaling 100 (minimum: speaking 25, writing 24, reading 23, listening 23). How to apply You can apply on-line for your chosen programme by going to: www.leeds.ac.uk/students/apply.htm Or for further details on how to apply, please visit: www.business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/how-to-apply Fees For full information on fees visit the Leeds University Business School Fees page. Scholarships and bursaries There are numerous scholarships which Business Psychology students may be eligible for. Modes of study and duration of the course 12 Months Full Time What you study Our MSc Business Psychology gives you a solid grounding in the business psychology science relevant to consulting and management. You develop psychological expertise and a skill set to tackle key growth areas from change management to supporting knowledge work and improving knowledge wellbeing. You learn from expert practitioners and active applied researchers. You examine individual, group and organisational effectiveness by exploring issues such as selecting and assessing employees, and configuring work groups and teams. You also consider more cutting-edge topics ? managing innovation and designing complex socio-technical systems. You benefit from an interactive learning experience. Our programme builds commercial awareness and professional skills through case studies, workshops and real-world projects. You will conduct an applied research dissertation that will help you to put your research and consultancy skills into action ? examining a research problem in depth and delivering valuable insight and advice to an organisation. You can work alongside psychologists and students from a range of backgrounds and cultures. The course emphasises skills development in research, problem solving and consultancy. Learning and assessment Teaching is by lectures, seminars and workshops and all classes are designed to offer an interactive learning experience. Extensive use is made of IT and a wide range of materials are available to enable students to study at their own pace and in their own time to enhance and extend the material taught formally. Assessment is by course work and written exams which take place at the end of the semester in which the module is taught. What facilities are available You will be based in the business school which is an impressive building blending traditional gothic and contemporary architecture. Here you will have access to a number of facilities including a dedicated wireless Postgraduate Study Centre, a Postgraduate IT cluster, the Yorkshire Bank Lecture Theatre and Western Lecture Theatre, both equipped with audio-visual technology. Career opportunities Business savvy, with a broad appreciation of the workings of contemporary organizations, our graduates will be strongly positioned for a career applying business psychology in the public or private sectors, equally adept as consulting business psychologists, skilled managers or human resource specialists. Our MSc students have support from our Postgraduate Career Management Centre, a dedicated ?Commercial and Professional Skills? module and a practical, business focused dissertation to help you develop key skills. These include networking and negotiating, and will put you in you in touch with potential employers. You may look to develop a career applying your specialist psychological expertise within management consultancy, working on practical problems across many organizations. Alternatively, your training would be valued within a company?s HR function, or you could use your newfound knowledge to improve your own effectiveness as a future manager.