MSc Business Psychology

The course

Programme code
KPT/JPS (R2/0313/7/0028) (MQA/FA3653) 06/28
Delivery type
1 year/2 years
Intake date


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The programme is aimed at people already in, or aspiring towards, a career in any business setting. It provides detailed understanding of all those aspects of psychology relevant to the workplace. The programme equips graduates with knowledge and understanding of psychological theory, evidence and methods relevant to business practice in a wide range of organisations, and the skills and personal qualities needed to apply their knowledge successfully in the course of their business careers.

Teaching and Assessment

Our students experience a stimulating teaching environment which blends conventional lectures and tutorials with online material in our Virtual Learning Environment. Programmes are regularly reviewed by research-active staff in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia to ensure that the learning material is relevant and current.

Assessment is through a balance of examinations, coursework and a substantial research project.

Course content

Core courses

  • Introduction to Human Factors
  • Coaching Psychology
  • Psychology for Marketing
  • Research Methods
  • Social and Organisational Change
  • Organisational Culture
  • Psychology of Leadership
  • Diversity
  • Psychology for Business Masters Project


The main graduate destinations are business, industry and commerce. The programme is particularly focused on delivering graduates with skills appropriate to marketing and human relations, and to the operations of global businesses. However, it is expected that some graduates will find employment within other business specialisms.

Entry requirements

A first or second class Honours degree in Psychology or a Bachelor’s degree in another subject with the minimum credits of prerequisites modules in Psychology, recognised by the Malaysian Government and acceptable to the University.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 is required.

If you do not have IELTS 6.5, we offer a Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSEP) prior to commencing your studies.


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Scholarships and bursaries

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