Business Psychology in Practice - PSYC6520

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 6 15 (7.5) Dawn Nicholson checkmark-circle


This module focuses on practical aspects of applying psychology to work and organisations. The module combines teaching of conceptual frameworks with opportunities to engage in evidence-based practice through case studies, project work and/or participation in peer mentoring.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 22
Private study hours: 128
Total study hours: 150


Business Psychology

Optional to:
Psychology with a Placement Year
Psychology with Clinical Psychology and a Placement Year
Psychology with Studies in Europe
Psychology with Clinical Psychology
Psychology with Forensic Psychology
Social Psychology

Available as an elective module.
Available to Short Term Credit students at the discretion of the school/module convenor.

Method of assessment

Individual Presentation (slides and narration) 50%
Reflective diary 1,500 words 50%

Reassessment methods: Like for Like.

Indicative reading

11. Reading list (Indicative list, current at time of publication. Reading lists will be published annually)

Bibb, S., Pryce-Jones, J., Madin, G., Desson, S., Parashar, F., Dror, I., ... O'Reilly, C. (2014). Delivering excellent workforce experiences: A collection of finalists' case studies from the Association for Business Psychology’s Workforce Experience Awards. The Association for Business Psychology (Kindle Edition; ASIN: B00OWUEAV4).

British Psychological Society (2017). Practice Guidelines. Retrieved 27th April 2018, from

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

8.1 Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the scientist-practitioner model, evidence based practice, and the consultancy cycle.

8.2 Analyse and understand client needs, problems and priorities, and show an understanding of tools and techniques for gathering, analysing and feeding back data in organisational contexts.

8.3 Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of personal and team development, and how to apply this practically to mentoring, coaching, and/or counselling.

8.4. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of professional standards and ethical issues in working with individuals, teams and organisations.

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

9.1 Engage in effective personal planning and project management.

9.2 Demonstrate critical thinking and problem identification.

9.3 Demonstrate self-reflection and development.

9.4 Organise information clearly and present information orally.

9.5 Define and review the work of others and work co-operatively on collective tasks and projects.


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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