Applying Psychology in Business and Policy Contexts (305C8)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

Psychology is increasingly of interest in business and policy settings. This module provides you with insights from psychologists who have worked closely with business, government organisations, or charities, and places these within the context of psychological methods and theories. You will explore the benefits and difficulties of working with non-academic partners, but also have opportunities to creatively apply their psychological knowledge to novel business and policy contexts.


100%: Lecture


50%: Coursework (Portfolio)
50%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.