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Business Psychology including Foundation Year

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Mature applicants (21 years and older) will need to pass a QAA-approved Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject with 60 credits minimum 45 credits at Level 3. Applicants under 21 years will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

UCAS Tariff

48

UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. General Studies not accepted.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Business psychology

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– This degree is set to be accredited by the British Psychological Society, which will enable you to take the first step in becoming a chartered psychologist.

– Through a core work placement module, you’ll be able to apply your psychological knowledge to a real-life setting, gaining valuable experience.

– You’ll use purpose-built research laboratories and psychological analysis equipment, such as eye trackers, a driving simulator, EEG (the recording of brain activity) and specialist survey software.

**This course is offered with a Foundation Year in Social Sciences**

The foundation year takes place the year before your degree. You will study four year-long modules that cover all subject areas (psychology, economics, sociology and politics) within social sciences. Upon successful completion of this foundation year you will progress to Year 1 of your chosen degree.

**About this course**

Applying psychology to business can offer insight into how individuals and groups behave. This course combines psychological theory with business
understanding. You’ll learn how decision making, marketing, finance, human resources and business strategy are all influenced by cognitive and social processes.

You’ll benefit from the strong links between the University and employers, which allow you to gain the practical skills highly valued by businesses. Using
specialised equipment and software, you’ll measure brain activity, analyse how decisions are made and study how disruption can affect behaviour.

A wide choice of research projects covers all aspects of business and ranges from cognitive psychology to social psychology.

Modules

Examples of modules:

Year 0

- Foundation Year in Social Sciences

Year 1

- Psychology Research Methods 1
- Foundations of Psychology
- Introduction to Business Psychology
- Business Management

Year 2

- Psychology Research Methods 1
- Social, Individual and Develop-mental Diffs.
- Brain, Behaviour and Cognition
- Managing Resources

Final Year (Core)

- Psychology Research Project
- Occupational Psychology
- Work Placement

Final Year (Optional)

- Advanced Issues in the Psychology of Thinking
- Leading Change
- Business Intelligence and Big Data Mining
- Management Strategy and Organisation

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Psychology

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
med
Business psychology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Applied psychology

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
E

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Psychology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
39%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Caring personal services
8%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Psychology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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