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MSc Business Psychology

Programme code:MSC-BS/BPUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Samuel Farley Contact address:S.J.Farley@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

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.

For applicants whose first language is not English, either:
1. A TOEFL score of 580 overall and 4 in the TWE for the paper-based test; the computer-based test requires scores of at least 240 overall and 4.0 in essay-writing; for the internet based test (TOEFL iBT) applicants must achieve a minimum overall score of 92 with a minimum of 21 in Listening, 21 in Reading, 23 in Speaking and 22 in Writing.; or
2. IELTS scores of 6 or more in each section and 6.5 overall.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

LUBS, Management Division, Organizational Behaviour Group, Socio-Technical Centre

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Leeds University Business School Postgraduate Board of Examiners

Programme specification:

The aim of the Leeds MSc in Business Psychology is to provide students with a detailed, state-of-the-art understanding of the psychological factors that influence the effectiveness of modern work organizations, in their key behavioural spheres of activity. The LUBS MSc will occupy a unique position in the marketplace because it will provide an unparalleled blend of the following elements:
(i) a focus on how modern occupational/organizational psychology and management principles can be applied to contemporary organizational issues (i.e. an effectiveness angle)
(ii) a bespoke commercial and professional skills component element to help students develop ‘commercially literacy’ and provide a practical understanding of how the principles of psychology are applied in the world of business and management
(iii) high vocational relevance informed by our strong research links with industry, and, throughout the teaching, a focus on real-world examples, scenarios, and problems to reinforce the relevance and applicability of the academic theories
(iv) tuition in the profession's growth areas based on our unique in-house expertise (e.g. socio-technical systems, change management, leader development)
(v) in-depth research dissertation focussing on a real world business problem, requiring the application of relevant theory and methods to provide insights and advice to the organization as to how to address the problem.


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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates are eligible for the award if they pass the 150 credits of modules (including compulsory to pass modules) and achieve an overall average mark of 50 or above, calculated across the 180 credits of modules studied.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS5379MSelection and Training for Human Performance15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5381MThe Psychology of Effective Organizations15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5385MSystems Thinking and Consulting Practice15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5386MOrganizational Development and Change15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5392MDissertation60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)
LUBS5393MManaging Performance and Developing Careers15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5395MResearch Design and Analysis15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5397MAdvanced Behavioural Research Design and Analysis15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5584MCommercial and Professional Skills15 creditsSemester 2

Last updated: 07/10/2019

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