Advanced Topics in Business Psychology - PSYC8630

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Spring Term 7 20 (10) Hannah Swift checkmark-circle


This module examines key concepts and emerging themes in Psychology applied to work and organisations; for example, work motivation, leadership and management, nudging, and well-being — with a particular focus on areas of research within the School of Psychology. Applications of psychological and behavioural science to work and organisations will be enriched by case studies and situated in the wider business context in which psychologists practice and provide consultancy, including relevant ethical and legal frameworks.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 22
Private study hours: 178
Total study hours: 200


Compulsory to Organisational and Business Psychology. Optional to Clinical Psychology.
Available as an elective module.

Method of assessment

Examination 2 hours (60%)
Group Poster Presentation 1,000 words (40%)

Reassessment methods: Like-for-like

*Exam will be online*

Indicative reading

Learning outcomes

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

8.1 Demonstrate a systematic understanding of key concepts and emerging themes in psychological and behavioural science applied to the workplace

8.2 Demonstrate a systematic understanding of evidence-based professional practice and interventions in workplace settings

8.3 Demonstrate an awareness of the wider business context and the consultancy cycle

8.4 Demonstrate a systematic understanding of professional and ethical standards relevant to the work of business psychologists

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

9.1 Critically reflect on key themes through oral discussion and written analysis

9.2 Demonstrate critical thinking and creativity, to evaluate and generalise materials appropriately

9.3 Select and synthesise complex materials through organising, developing, and evaluating relevance

9.4 Demonstrate a systematic approach to complex problem solving, individually and in groups

9.5 Plan work and study independently, and use resources in a way suited to further study or professional practice


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  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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