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Psychology and Business

BA Joint Honours

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Psychology and Business

BA Joint Honours

  • Course Type: Full time (3 years)
  • Tariff Points: 112
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Course Overview

​If you are fascinated by how and why people think and behave as they do, and are interested in learning the fundamental principles of business, management and marketing, then this course is for you. 

Why study with us

  • ​Learn about key principles and topics in a wide range of areas of Psychology and Business
  • Gain valuable experience through two professional placements
  • Flexibility to focus on your areas of interest with a range of specialist options in both psychology and business in the final year
  • Take charge of your learning in an active and student-focused learning environment
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​​​​​​93%

of our Psychology students are satisfied with the teaching on their course.

(National Student Survey 2018)

No. 1

Our Psychology courses are top in the UK for satisfaction with teaching.

(Guardian University Guide 2019)

95%

of our graduates are in work or further study, six months after graduation.

(Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017)

91%

of our Psychology students are satisfied overall with their course.

(National Student Survey 2018)

Course Information

About this course >

In addition to learning about the core areas of psychology, such as developmental psychology, social psychology, and individual differences, you will study a range of modules in business and marketing, allowing you to develop your understanding of how to manage people and finances, and how and why people behave as they do in organisations.

We offer a supportive and dynamic learning environment in which teamwork and shared learning are emphasised. This is augmented by two professional work placements, allowing you to further develop your employability skills. There is also the opportunity to undertake a third professional placement during the final year of study.

Read our full course terms and conditions.

Further Study
Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA Educationand PGCE courseswhich we provide here at Leeds Trinity.

Modules >

​Year 1

The first year of the course introduces you to core areas of psychology and business, including aspects of organisational management and marketing, and the personal and social factors that influence how people behave. You will also begin to consider your place in the world, with your personal and professional development very much at the heart of your studies.

The first year ends with a programme level assessment, providing you with the opportunity to draw together your learning from all of the modules studied in the first year in a team-based activity. You then undertake a five-week professional placement to help you to develop your professional skills and career goals.

Year 2

Your second year furthers your understanding and knowledge of the core areas of psychology and business, including the management of finances and people, as well as further understanding of influences on people’s behaviour, including emotion.

Your second year also includes programme level assessment, and your personal and professional development continues to be supported through a dedicated module and a professional placement. If you choose, you may undertake a longer-term period of volunteering, or you may undertake a five-week placement at the end of the year, as in the first year.

Year 3

In your final year, you will work with the supervision of a tutor to complete a Dissertation in an area of your choosing, drawing together your studies in Psychology and Business. You also study specialist modules in eBusiness and eMarketing, and Business Psychology.

In addition, will choose modules from a range of options, in psychology and business, covering areas such as Forensic Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Mental Health, Health Psychology, International Management, Ethics, and Leadership. There is also an opportunity to undertake a further professional placement to round-off the professional and career development aspects of the course.

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • BMM4000 - Programme Level Assessment
  • BMM4412 - Management and Organisational Behaviour
  • BMM4982 - Ethics, Society and Employability
  • ECO4012 - Principles and Applications of Macroeconomics
  • PSY4372 - Uses and Abuses of Psychology
  • PSY4402 - Psychological Approaches to Personality and Intelligence
  • PSY4442 - Psychology of Social Issues 1

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • BMM5412 - Financial Management
  • BMM5552 - People Management
  • BMM5582 - Business Research
  • PSY5072 - Professional Development and Placement in Psychology
  • PSY5262 - Psychology Around the World
  • PSY5342 - Psychology of Social Issues 2
  • PSY5692 - Professional Development and Placement (Volunteering) in Psychology

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • BMM6302 - Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • BMM6422 - Business and Management Strategy
  • BMM6442 - Research Project
  • BMM6462 - Business Ethics
  • BMM6472 - International Management
  • BMM6482 - Leadership
  • BMM6502 - International Marketing
  • BMM6582 - e-Business and e-Marketing
  • PSY6032 - Business Psychology
  • PSY6052 - Aspects of Health Psychology
  • PSY6122 - Psychology Special Subject
  • PSY6462 - Counselling Psychology
  • PSY6472 - Psychology, Mental Health and Distress
  • PSY6482 - Changing the World
  • SOC6004 - Independent Social Project

Learning and Teaching >

Year 1 - 21% of scheduled learning and teaching; 256 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 944 hours of independent teaching;

Year 2 - 16% of scheduled learning and teaching; 200 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 926 hours of independent teaching; 143 hours on placement

Year 3 - 16% of scheduled learning and teaching; 188 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 868 hours of independent teaching; 143 hours on placement

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.

The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility.  To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities.  This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here.  
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Most of the modules on this course are delivered through a combination of lectures and small group supervised activities. Level 6 modules involve more independent learning and research. These modules include a variety of learning and assessment methods including analysing 'real world' case studies, problem based learning, leading seminars, poster presentations and mini-conferences.

On this course students undertake two professional work placements in the summer term in Level 4 and Level 5, sandwiched between periods of preparation and reflection on their learning.

At Level 6 students are required to undertake a 40-credit Major Research Project module, in a topic area of their interest, to provide an extended opportunity for critical thinking skill development.

All students are offered opportunities to develop professional skills and links with employers and mentors and our alumni in their final year. You will have the opportunity throughout the programme to engage in extra-curricular activities and volunteering related to your graduate prospects.

We make extensive use of Moodle, Leeds Trinity's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support class sessions with all module information and lecture slides posted. We also use e-resources to enable 24/7 access to learning materials from off-campus and these include access to over 1,600 psychology journal titles. The department uses social media and has its own 'twitter' account.


Assessment


Breakdown of course assessment:

Year 1 - 93.3% coursework; 6.7% practical exams

Year 2 - 51.7% coursework; 41.7% written exams; 6.7% practical exams

Year 3 - 98.1% coursework; 0% written exams; 1.9% practical exams

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.

Assessments tailored to this course include diagnostic essays, focus group reports, individual and group presentations and poster presentations, work placement assessment, work placement report and work placement reflective portfolio, leading a seminar, seminar report, ethical submissions for research, 'real world' case studies and report writing.

In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme.

You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module. These will contribute marks towards the final module assessment and reward engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars. Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class.

On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.

Entry Requirements >

Typically, our entry offer for this degree course is 112 UCAS tariff points.

Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in both English Language and Maths.​ ​

We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses.  We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

​If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at Level 5 or 6. For more information, read our student guide to the Recognition of Prior Certified Learning.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time. 

If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk​​​.

Student Finance >

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2018-19. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future yearsFind out more here.

Living costs will also need to be taken in to consideration. Find out more about accommodation and costs here.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study. Get more information about bursaries and scholarships here.

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017Find out more

Additional Costs
We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:
  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015
  • Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University.  
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. 
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

Placement Opportunities

You undertake a five-week professional placement in each of the first two years of the course, or you may choose to undertake a longer period of volunteering in year 2 in place of the five-week block placement. There is also an opportunity to undertake an additional placement in the final year, should you wish to.

Students undertake placements in a very wide range of organisations to match their career aspirations. Recent placements undertaken by students have included working with Leeds City Council Community Safety Team, mental-health organisations, youth projects, School Sport Partnership, schools, hospitality organisations, and retailers.

Graduate Opportunities

​You’ll be prepared for a wide range of careers in the public and private sectors, such as advertising, management, consultancy, human resources, the health and social care professions or teaching. You will gain insight into human motivation, relationships and behaviour of the individual, the team and the organisation, which will give you a wide range of transferable employability skills that are in-demand by employers.

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