Psychology & Business

Aston University
En Birmingham (Inglaterra)

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  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham (Inglaterra)
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The only programme accredited by both the BPS and the CIPD - an excellent route into HR and organisational psychology

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Requisitos: Benefit from two top ranked departments: Aston Business School is in the top 1% of business schools worldwide (triple accredited), the School of Life and Health Sciences ranked 5th in 97 UK universities for research in the Allied Health Professions. Become an industry ready graduate You will study a business curriculum which is robust, relevant and rooted in the real world. The integrated placement year allows you to set your studies in context and gain valuable professional experience.


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West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, Inglaterra
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Social Science

Programa académico

4 years full-time with integrated placement year
UCAS Code: CN81

Typical offers:

  • A Level: ABB 
  • IB: 33 points
  • Access to HE: Access to Science or Social Science are considered from mature applicants only (aged 21+) on an individual basis.
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma: D plus two A Levels at grade AB
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science or Social Science: DD plus A level at grade A (excluding General Studies)
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science or Social Science: D*DD.
  • We also welcome international students with equivalent qualifications to apply for our programmes. For international students without equivalent qualifications, it is also possible to gain entry to this undergraduate degree programme by completing an International Foundation Programme  at Aston University, although please note the progression requirements to our programmes.  

    For students with good A-level (or equivalent) grades, but who narrowly miss our standard requirements, it is also possible to gain entry to this programme by completing a Foundation Year although please note the progression requirements to our programmes.

Specific subject requirements

  • A Level/AS: Science subject/subjects welcomed, but not essential. General Studies not accepted. 
  • GCSE: At least five GCSEs at grade C or above including two sciences or double award science at grade C, English at grade C and Maths at grade B (Maths can be considered at grade C when also taking Psychology or Maths at A Level).
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: In Applied Science or Social Science 
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma: accepted together with two A levels at grade AB
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma: accepted with one A level (excluding general studies) at grade A

Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades that fall below these entry requirements if the application is of a high standard. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated above.


  • We welcome applications from students who have taken BTEC qualifications as a first option and who meet our GCSE requirements.You will also need to meet the A-Level requirements listed above.
  • We do not consider applications from students who are unsuccessful in obtaining the required number and/or standard of A-levels for admission to our programmes and subsequently embark on a BTEC as a second option. Instead we would encourage you to resit your A-levels (see our resit policy below).

Resit Students

  • We welcome applications from students who have tried to improve their examination grades by taking a maximum of one set of resits. We treat these applications in exactly the same way as other applications. However, if you have had more than one attempt at improving your grades, your application will be considered on an individual basis and we reserve to make an amended (higher) offer, or not make an offer.

Please note, your full educational background is taken into account and all qualifications are considered when we make a decision on your application.

Tuition Fee

£9,000 (£1,000 during placement year) for UK/EU students.(2016-17)

£13,800 for International students (2016-17).

Applicants receiving offers are invited to an open day.

Course outline

This course looks at the practical applications of psychology and business, and the links between theory and practice.

You’ll study the theories, principles and underlying concepts of the main functions of management, people management in particular, and develop a strong understanding of business models and processes. You’ll examine how strategic decision-making within organisations takes place, and develop the ability to recognise and analyse the economic, technical, financial, social and organisational parameters within which modern managers make decisions.

You'll gain a thorough grounding in the principles and research methods of psychology. The distinctive flavour of studying psychology at Aston is the emphasis which is placed on applied as well as theoretical studies of psychology. The course covers a wide range of issues in, and theories of, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, psychobiology, and individual differences.

Your placement year will give you the opportunity to apply your key skills and competencies within a real work-based situation.

This programme is - we believe - unique in the UK in that students have the opportunity to achieve recognition from two major professional bodies, the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). Depending on your choice of options, it is possible to gain recognition from both bodies which will provide a further boost to your employability and your future prospects in education and employment.