Aston University: Work Psychology and Business
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This fascinating course focuses on applying psychological principles to the workplace. You’ll learn how to get the best from people in a commercial environment, develop a range of practical skills and gain the academic basis for professional accreditation from the British Psychological Society (BPS).
This programme will take your psychological skills and understanding to the next level. You’ll learn advanced psychology concepts and develop your understanding of how these can be applied to various business issues, such as the assessment of individuals in the workplace, organisational behaviour as well as strategy and leadership. This will prepare you for a variety of roles, in areas including assessment, selection, recruitment, learning and development, occupational health and well-being and other areas of workplace psychology.
You’ll develop an understanding of what makes a healthy, happy and effective organisation. We use a very practical approach to enhance your learning experience. For example, you’ll look at research studies about human behaviour in the workplace, as well as case studies linking employee well-being and the efficiency of organisations. This will give you the ability and confidence to practically apply psychological concepts to a business environment.
We also focus on developing a range of specific practical skills throughout the course. You’ll appreciate how to apply these to different organisational settings, such as the public or private sectors. We’ll teach you effective training and development tools, various approaches to change management as well as negotiating techniques, which are key to dealing with difficult workplace situations. These practical skills will significantly enhance your employability and better equip you for a variety of graduate roles.
You’ll benefit from learning from one of the best known and most successful academic groups in applied psychology in Europe. The School is recognised as being at the forefront of research into this field. It also boasts experienced practitioners who’ve worked for businesses across the world.
This course is available for January 2020 start.
You can choose to study this course as part of our double degree programme.
Our professional development programme , the Aston Global Advantage is an integrated module which runs throughout the course and focuses on your professional development and employability, giving you the opportunity to identify, develop and apply the key skills you gain throughout the year. You'll have the opportunity to develop your academic skills, build a portfolio of professional business skills, or study abroad at one of our international partners, undertake an internship placement in the UK, or overseas, or get involved in a global business challenge simulation.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
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We’re committed to delivering this course in an innovative and inspiring way. Our teaching is interactive and encourages participation. This ensures you get the most of out of your studies and you enjoy the time you spend in the classroom.
We use a range of teaching methods, such as lectures, tutorials, case studies, workshop activities, group work and critical thinking exercises. You’ll learn from experts working in the industry, who will deliver guest lectures and share their experiences of the practical application of psychology in real-life business scenarios. Skills workshops will help you to develop various professional competences, such as interviewing, report writing, presenting as well as questionnaire and survey design. This emphasis on practical skills is key to enhancing your employability and will provide you with a competitive edge when applying for graduate positions.
Our assessment methods vary across modules but include assessed case studies, coursework essays, group or individual presentations and closed book examinations.
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|EU||10550 GBP for Year 1|
|England||10550 GBP for Year 1|
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|Scotland||10550 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||10550 GBP for Year 1|
|International||16650 GBP for Year 1|
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