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Year of Entry 2020/21
BA (Honours)

Business and Management with Psychology

Reinforce sound business and management acumen with applied psychology — preparing yourself for a range of exciting career paths.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,650 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? B002
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Study how humans act, feel and think within organisations.
  • Experience the changing nature of business, and consider its future.
  • Understand how organisations work within the business environment
  • Gain Associate-level membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
  • Develop a critical appreciation of applied psychology — including an understanding of psychological research methods

On this course, you’ll develop a multidisciplinary business awareness. You’ll consider individuals and organisations, and the global context in which they operate. You’ll reinforce sound business knowledge with applied psychological studies — equipping yourself with versatile skills for a range of careers.

How you learn

On this course, you will develop a critical appreciation of applied psychology, including an understanding of psychological research methods and how they are utilised to research organisational settings.

You will explore recent research in Organisational and Positive Psychology to understand organisational practices and their impact on employee health and well-being.

In your business and management modules you will learn about the social context of business and organising, human behaviour in organisations, ethics, social responsibility of private companies as well as public organisations, human resources and entrepreneurship.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • group projects
  • one-to-one academic advice
  • work-based learning modules

Course leaders and tutors

Janette Hurst
Janette Hurst
Senior Lecturer

Janette Hurst is a Senior Lecturer in the Organisational Behavior and Human Resource Management Subject Group in the Department of Management.

Applied learning

Live projects

Through professional work-based learning modules, delivered in response to live client scenarios, you will develop a critical appreciation of the application of psychology to the study of business and management practice.

Placement opportunities

You will also have a choice of pursuing a work-based placement with a host organisation or an entrepreneurial project supported by tutors and mentors. Each option will focus on employability skills and applying theory from psychology to real-world practice.

Networking opportunities

Networking will be encouraged through a dedicated modules focused student society. You will liaise with SHU alumni members, professional body representatives and SHU industry sector, business and occupational psychology networks.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • human resource management
  • market research analysis
  • industrial counselling
  • human factors specialist
  • customer relationship specialist
  • recruitment or training
  • change management consultant
  • investment analysis

Previous graduates of business and management have gone on to work for:

  • Allianz
  • Bloomberg
  • L'Oreal
  • Honda
  • Renault
  • Gripple (UK)
  • Fujitsu
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • IBM UK
  • Microsoft
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • Pirelli

Previous graduates of psychology have gone on to work for:

  • NHS England & Wales
  • The Priory Group
  • Sainsburys
  • Aviva
  • Thornton Grant
  • Cas Behavioural Health
  • South Yorkshire Housing Association

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:

  • BBC at A Level
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and general studies


  • English language at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade C or 4

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Data Analysis For Business Decisions Credits: 20
Module: Enterprise Change And Creativity Credits: 20
Module: Positive Psychology Credits: 20
Module: Principles And Functions Of Business Credits: 20
Module: Social Psychology Credits: 20
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Entrepreneurship Project Credits: 60
Module: Study Abroad Module 1 Credits: 20
Module: Study Abroad Module 2 Credits: 20
Module: Study Abroad Module 3 Credits: 20
Module: Work Based Project: Learning In The Workplace Credits: 60

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Business Research Credits: 20
Module: Financial Management Credits: 20
Module: Managing And Developing People Credits: 20

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Contemporary Developments In Employee Relations And Employment Law Credits: 20
Module: Implementing Strategy And Change Credits: 20
Module: Management Project Credits: 40
Module: Organisational Psychology Credits: 20
Module: The Psychology Of Consumption Credits: 20

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Business and management courses (PDF)

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