• UCAS Code: C815
  • Status: Fully Approved
  • Start date: October 2016
  • Duration:

    3 years full-time

  • Attendance:

    3-4 evenings a week

    October to July

  • Location:

    Central London

  • Professional bodies that recognise this course:

    The Association for Business Psychology.

    The degree does not lead to Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society.

Programme overview

Psychology provides insights that help us to understand the behaviour of people in business and organisational contexts. This course uses this knowledge of the human mind and our behaviour as a basis to investigate fundamental organisational functions, such as human resource management, finance, marketing, strategy, human resources and technology. You will learn how psychological theories and research can be applied successfully to: recruit, select and assess employees; change organisations; train and motivate people; and develop individuals’ careers.

This course is also available for part-time evening study over 4 years.

How to apply

If you are applying for a 3-year, full-time undergraduate degree at Birkbeck, you have to apply through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). If you are applying after 30 June 2016, you need to register with UCAS and apply through UCAS Clearing. A Clearing hotline will be available at Birkbeck from 18 August 2016 for those waiting for A-level results. However, if you are not waiting for results you can apply through UCAS now.

Find out more about Clearing, including key dates and how it all works.

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UCAS Code

C815

Application deadlines and interviews

If you are applying after 30 June 2016, you will need to apply through UCAS Clearing. A Clearing hotline will be available at Birkbeck from 18 August 2016 for those waiting for A-level results. However, if you are not waiting for results you can apply through UCAS now.

Read more about key dates for UCAS applicants.

Entry requirements

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.

Applicants will normally be expected to have grade C GCSE-level English and mathematics. Applicants who do not hold this level of qualification may be required to carry out a skills audit at a selection evening, which comprises mathematics and English. This audit assesses an applicant’s potential to cope with, and benefit from, a particular programme of study.

UCAS tariff points

240

The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence.

5 GCSEs grade C in English and mathematics

Alternative entry routes

The Certificates of Higher Education in Management and in Higher Education Introductory Studies (Business Pathway) offer an entry route.

International entry requirements

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.

Fees

Full-time home/EU students: £ 9000 pa
Full-time overseas students: £ 13000 pa

Payment and Fees Discounts

Flexible finance: pay your fees in monthly instalments at no extra cost. Enrol early to spread your costs and reduce your monthly payments.

Fees discount: Birkbeck offers a generous package of fee reductions and cash bursaries for new undergraduates and Certificate of Higher Education students. Also, if you are a member of a union that is recognised by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), you may apply for a 10% discount off your tuition fees.

Funding and Financial Support

With a student loan, you will pay nothing upfront. Find out about loans, cash bursaries and fee reductions and check if you are eligible.

Careers and employability

Graduates can pursue careers in management, human resources or business psychology. This degree may also be useful in becoming a business psychologist, human resources officer or management consultant.

Find out more about these professions.

Find out more about the destinations of graduates in this subject.

We offer a comprehensive Careers and Employability Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

Lectures, seminars, tutorials, case studies and presentations. Research methods training also includes practical fieldwork.

Assessment

Examinations are held for approximately half of the assessments; the rest is assessed by coursework in the form of essays, typically 2000-3000 words in length, and case studies, presentations, group work and in-course tests. Research reports are required for the methods teaching. The final research project is assessed 100% by coursework.

Our research

Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research-intensive institutions. Our cutting-edge scholarship informs public policy, achieves scientific advances, supports the economy, promotes culture and the arts, and makes a positive difference to society.

Birkbeck’s research excellence was confirmed in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which placed Birkbeck 30th in the UK for research, with 73% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent.

Read about Birkbeck research offering insights and expertise to inform business, contribute to economic success and develop ground-breaking technologies.

Further study opportunities

Pathways to Birkbeck's MSc Organizational Behaviour, MSc Human Resource Management, and MSc Management Consultancy and Organisational Change.

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We can support you to get on to the undergraduate course that’s right for you.

If you are not ready to study an undergraduate degree, check out our Certificates of Higher Education and short courses for another way into study.

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