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MA in Business Management and Psychology (Full Time)

University of Aberdeen

Masters Degree , Business And Management

Course Description

Business Management and Psychology at Aberdeen go together brilliantly, providing a rigorous examination of how we think and behave as individuals and giving a thorough grounding in business, management and organisations. People are the most valuable asset of any business and this subject combination will give you in-depth knowledge of how people behave as part of a workforce – opening up a range of fascinating career options.

In Business Management you’ll gain a wide perspective and thorough grounding in all areas of business, including skills in accountancy and statistics. Your knowledge will be developed in the dynamic, international environment of our Business School where there are 45 nationalities, small class sizes and where teaching is delivered by leading figures in the fields of business practice and theory, corporate finance and organisational change. Your learning will be supported by dedicated careers advisers.

Psychology examines how people think and how people behave, increasing our understanding and explanation of human behaviour and experience and how these change and develop throughout our lives.

This choice gives you all the advantages of our long tradition and special strength in psychology, for which the most recent national assessment of university research placed Aberdeen as the third best in the UK. With internationally known researchers, you will study topics such as how we ‘place’ faces, why older people may misinterpret sarcasm, how children learn empathy and how eye movements may help identify mental illness.

The skills you will gain from this subject combination will open up opportunities in psychology-related fields, including human resources, social work, counselling and teaching and areas benefiting from an understanding of the human mind and behaviour, including marketing and advertising.

Business Management and Psychology at Aberdeen go together brilliantly, providing a rigorous examination of how we think and behave as individuals and giving a thorough grounding in business, management and organisations. People are the most valuable asset of any business and this subject combination will give you in-depth knowledge of how people behave as part of a workforce – opening...

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Course Content

  • Year 1

Compulsory Courses

Academic Writing for Business (AW1003)

Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001)

The Economics of Business and Society (EC1006) - 15 Credit Points

Managing Organizations (MS1009) - 15 Credit Points

Introductory Psychology I: Concepts and Theory (PS1009) - 15 Credit Points

Introductory Psychology I: Methods and Applications (PS1011) - 15 Credit Points

Accounting and Entrepreneurship (AC1515) - 15 Credit Points

Introductory Psychology II: Concepts and Theory (PS1509) - 15 Credit Points

Introductory Psychology II: Methods and Applications (PS1511) - 15 Credit Points

  • Year 2

Compulsory Courses

Advanced Psychology A: Concepts and Theory (PS2017) - 15 Credit Points

Advanced Psychology A: Methods and Applications (PS2018) - 15 Credit Points

Operations Management (MS2511) - 15 Credit Points

Advanced Psychology B: Concepts and Theory (PS2517) - 15 Credit Points

Advanced Psychology B: Methods and Applications (PS2518) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Year 3

Compulsory Courses

Psychological Assessment (PS3011) - 15 Credit Points

Methodology A (PS3015) - 15 Credit Points

Developmental Psychology (PS3518) - 15 Credit Points

Social Psychology (PS3520) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 60 credit points from level 3 courses in Business Management listed below.

Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (MS3056) - 30 Credit Points

New Venture Development (MS3058) - 30 Credit Points

Understanding the Consumer (MS3551) - 30 Credit Points

Research Methods for Business (MS3553) - 30 Credit Points

Human Resource Management (MS3554) - 30 Credit Points

  • Year 4

Compulsory Courses

Advances in Biological Psychology (PS4033) - 15 Credit Points

Perceptual Processes (PS4037) - 15 Credit Points

Psychology Joint Honours Thesis (PS4038) - 15 Credit Points

Business Strategy (MS4536) - 30 Credit Points

Memory and Language Processes (PS4532) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from Business Management Honours courses listed below.

Managing Consultancy and Change (MS4047) - 30 Credit Points

Understanding and Managing Behaviour in Organisations (MS4053) - 30 Credit Points

Business Strategy (MS4536) - 30 Credit Points

Year 1 Compulsory Courses Academic Writing for Business (AW1003) Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001) The Economics of Business and Society (EC1006) - 15 Credit Points Managing Organizations (MS1009) - 15 Credit Points Introductory Psychology I: Concepts and Theory...

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Entry Requirements

SQA Highers

Standard: AABB

Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required.

Minimum: BBB

Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will normally be required.

Adjusted: BB

Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will be required.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

A LEVELS

Standard: BBB

Minimum: BBC

Adjusted: CCC

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

International Baccalaureate

32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL.

Irish Leaving Certificate

5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3 OR AAABB, obtained in a single sitting. (B must be at B2 or above).

Entry from College

Advanced entry to this degree may be possible from some HNC/HND qualifications, please see www.abdn.ac.uk/study/articulation for more details.

English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

SQA Highers Standard: AABB Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required. Minimum: BBB Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are...

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Assessment Methods

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:

  • Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course.
  • Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course.
  • Written examinations at the end of each course.

The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course. Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course. Written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of...

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