MSc Business Psychology

MSc Business Psychology


Why choose the University of Worcester MSc Business Psychology programme?

Recognition of Degree

The MSc Business Psychology is awarded by the University of Worcester. The award is a fully accredited British university degree. The award carries equivalent academic status and recognition to the MSc Business Psychology degree conferred by the University to the local students in the UK.

A Reputable UK University

The University of Worcester is an internationally recognised university. It ranked in UK top 3 for Quality Education in 2019, 2020 and 2021 (The Times Higher Education University Impact Ranking).

An Innovative “Business + Psychology” Qualification

The MSc Business Psychology is an innovative postgraduate qualification that applies psychology to business and organizations in general.

Taught by University of Worcester and Local Faculty

Modules are taught by University of Worcester or local associate faculty. They are grounded in contemporary research and practice in business psychology.

Attainable in 18 Months

Participants can complete the programme in 18 months with completing 7 modules and one dissertation.

Reasonable Programme Fee

Degree can be obtained in an affordable and competitive programme fee.

Assignment-based Assessment

Majority of modules are assessed through written continuous assessments. This assists students to apply academic learning to the real business scenario.

Who should apply?

The programme aims to provide students with an understanding of the application of psychology to the workplace which is useful to students wishing to start/further careers in psychology, business, marketing and human resources.

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University of Worcester

With a history dating back to 1946, the University of Worcester has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, purposeful research. It is a vibrant, forward-looking university, well known for the quality of its degree programmes with employers actively seeking out its graduates.

The University of Worcester is one of the best universities in the UK for quality education and student experience. Known for its welcoming, supportive and friendly atmosphere, the University’s innovative approaches to gender equality, environmental sustainability and creating educational opportunities for all are world-leading. Worcester graduates are highly successful at gaining jobs and go on to make a real difference in the world.

Achievements of University of Worcester

  • UK top 3 for Quality Education (The Times Higher Education University Impact Ranking 2019, 2020 & 2021)
  • First Class Honours – for the 11th consecutive year – (The People and Planet University League 2019)
  • Sustainability Institution of the Year (Green Gown Awards 2019)
  • Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver rating
Dr Helen Scott

Dr Helen Scott
Head of School, School of Psychology

“I am delighted that you are interested in our innovative postgraduate course MSc Business Psychology, and I am proud that we are partnering with the Hong Kong Management Association to bring this course to you. MSc Business Psychology is one of our most established postgraduate courses, taught by experienced academics with industry experience and global knowledge. I look forward to personally welcoming you to the School and invite you to be part of our on-going success.”

Matthew Jellis CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS
Dr Felix Why
Senior Lecturer
School of Psychology
Department of Performance, Health and Wellbeing

“Business Psychology MSc is an innovative postgraduate qualification that applies psychology to business and organisations. Business Psychology is one of the fastest growing disciplines in Applied Psychology as organisations seek to realise the potential of their employees in an increasingly competitive global market. Our MSc has been designed to meet the needs of working professionals who want to attain this valuable qualification to the benefit of themselves and their organisations. At Worcester taught elements of the course are delivered by a team of experts currently working in the field. As such they are grounded in contemporary research and practice in occupational and business psychology.”


General Information

Students are required to achieve 180 credits for completing the programme, which consists of 8 modules including a dissertation in 10,000 words. Modules are delivered by the University of Worcester or local associate faculty. A supervisor will be assigned to students to maintain close contact with students and to provide professional advice.

Module Credit
Advanced Research Analysis 2 15
Leadership, Engagement and Motivation 15
Learning, Training and Development 15
Professional Skills Development 30
Psychological Assessment at Work 15
Well-being and Work 15
Work Design, Organizational Change and Development 15
Dissertation 60
Study Format

The modules will generally have a 12-week study schedule as follows:

Week 1 Pre-reading
Week 2 Module 1 (15 credits) / Module 3 (30 credits) Saturday (2pm – 7pm) Sunday (10am – 6pm)
Week 3 Module 2 (15 credits) / Module 3 (30 credits)
Week 4 Self-study/ Revision/ Coursework
Week 5 Self-study/ Revision/ Coursework
Week 6 Self-study/ Revision/ Coursework
Week 7 Module 1 (15 credits) / Module 3 (30 credits) Saturday (2pm – 7pm) Sunday (10am – 6pm)
Week 8 Module 2 (15 credits) / Module 3 (30 credits)
Week 9 Self-study/ Revision/ Coursework
Week 10 Self-study/ Revision/ Coursework
Week 11 Self-study/ Revision/ Coursework
Week 12 Assignment Submission /Examination



Andy Coles
Business Psychology MSc

“I started my MSc in Business Psychology on a part time basis as a mature student. I had already been working in business consulting for a number of years, and had always been interested in psychology. I wanted to combine my passion with a profession.

I needed to study flexibly to suit my varied work pattern. I also wanted a direct relationship between what I studied and what I did. For me, I would be a better consultant by learning psychology, and a better psychologist by working in consultancy. I am really happy to say that this was the case; each module I took had a direct relationship to my work and my tutors always encouraged me to apply my learning in a practical context.

I achieved much more support from my personal tutor than I ever expected; this was really helpful both in terms of learning how to engage academically at masters level and for giving me real direction in my career.

Since graduating, I have been able to work across a broader field of psychology than before and have accessed more specialist work. My tutor also encouraged me to submit my dissertation research to conferences. I ended up as a finalist in the Association of Business Psychology’s 2016 Conference Workplace Awards and have also submitted papers to academic journals for publication.

I think I am a better social scientist and do a better job for my clients than ever before. Thank you Worcester!”



HK$93,600 (to be collected in 4 instalments)

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold:

  • An honours degree (minimum 2:2) or equivalent in a psychology or related subject (e.g. Business Management, Human Resource Management); OR
  • Non-honours Bachelor’s degree in a psychology or related subject with 5 years’ work experience: OR
  • Mature students have 5 years or more work experience*.
  • Applicants educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS overall band score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element (or equivalent).

* Applicant may be required to participate in an interview.


Course Details

Mr Michael Lee
Phone: 2774 8550
Ms Toby Chen
Phone: 3628 3429

General Enquiry

Phone: 2774 8500 / Ivy Ng 3468 6023 / Shino Choi 3468 6024 / Windy Ng 3468 6025
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Fax: 2365 1000

It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.