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Master of Science in Business and Organisational Psychology

The course provides an opportunity for professionals and future professionals without a background in psychology to learn about psychology theory as applied to business, contributing to the development of important skills around managing human behaviour and promoting well-being, in a business and organisational context.

The MSc in Business and Organisational Psychology is an international degree, offered in collaboration with Coventry University, UK, with on-campus tuition at IBA, Kolding, in Denmark.

Facts

  • Study start: 12. September 2022 Application deadline: 30 June 2022 at 12:00 CET for Non-EU applicants // 15 August 2022 at 12:00 CET for DK/EU/EEA/Swiss applicants
  • Admission requirements: Bachelor’s degree in business and/or psychology subjects, incl. English proficiency level equivalent to min. IELTS 6.5
  • Duration: 12 months, 180 CATS (NQF/EQF Level 7)
  • Tuition: All students regardless their citizenship – from DKK 96,000

Mode of study:
Full-time, on campus

Language of instruction: 
English

What you learn

The MSc Business and Organisational Psychology course provides an understanding of applying psychology within business settings, including understanding consumer behaviours, employee engagement, and the impact of globalisation on organisational behaviours. The course provides an opportunity for professionals and future professionals without a background in psychology to learn about psychology theory as applied to business, contributing to the development of important skills around managing human behaviour and promoting well-being, in a business and organisational context. This recognises that the knowledge and skills related to business psychology are fundamental for a diverse range of professionals, including marketers, organisational communication professionals, and human resources professionals, among others. More broadly, the course will appeal to those either responsible for managing diverse teams or working as part of a team, or those seeking Continued Professional Development (CPD) opportunities.

Structure of the programme

Semester 1:

  • Psychological Assessment at Work – 20 CATS
  • Work and Wellbeing – 20 CATS
  • Leadership Engagement and Motivation – 20 CATS


Semester 2:

  • Learning, Training and Development – 20 CATS
  • Consumer Psychology – 20 CATS
  • Project Planning and Research – 20 CATS


Semester 3:

  • Systematic Literature Review and Evidence Based Practice – 60 CATS

 

Total degree credits - 180 CATS

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated - please contact us for the latest information.

Find the lists of literature here 

Download Course Specification (PDF)

Download PG Student Handbook (PDF)

Why Coventry?

Top 5 reasons to study with Coventry University:

  1. Ranked No.15 UK University - Guardian University Guide 2020
  2. Top 15 UK university 5 years running - Guardian University Guide 2016-2020
  3. 5 QS Stars Rated for Excellence - QS Stars University Ratings 2020
  4. Top 30 in the World for International Students - QS World University Rankings 2021
  5. University of the Year for Student Experience 2019 - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
Career opportunities

The graduates from this course typically go on to develop their own consultancy
practice, or work within business-related employment opportunities across a range of commercial and public sector organisations, both in their home country and internationally. The variety of opportunities include (but are not exclusive to) Human Resource management, recruitment and training management, and workplace well-being practice/management roles. Successful completion of the course allows graduates to practice Business and Organisational Psychology in related fields; this is not transferable to other areas of psychological practice. Building on the vast international network of the staff team, and recognising the international outlook of the students who usually choose this course, students will have the opportunity to experience an international environment which will contribute to the development of their intercultural skills.

Lecturers
  • Kalpana Shrivastava
    Kalpana Shrivastava
    Lecturer
  • Morten Kier
    Morten Kier
    Senior Lecturer
Avanika Trikambhai Kotak
- It was the teachers, yes, but also the course administrator and course director… everyone has gone out of their way to help me - from finding an internship position, to helping me with my current job. I’ve been really happy with the whole IBA environment.
Avanika Trikambhai Kotak
MSc graduate
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Application Procedure and Admission Requirements

Admission requirements
  • You must normally have successfully completed a degree in a relevant subject area at undergraduate level (Bachelor or equivalent).

    We consider the following subject areas as relevant for the course: Business Administration, Commerce, HRM, Management, Organisational Behaviour, Leadership and Business Psychology etc.
     
  • English language proficiency level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or higher.

    Applicants must submit a valid, recognised international English proficiency test.

    Read about our English requirements, accepted certificates and exemptions.

     
  • All applicants eligible for admission to the course will have to complete an online admission interview. If the applicant does not show up for the interview, the application will not be considered further.
     
  • Relevant professional experience will be considered in evaluation of applications.

Non-standard applications may be considered for entry to the course and will be at the discretion of the Course Manager.

Application procedure

You can apply for the MSc in Business and Organisational Psychology only for summer intake.

All applications must be made through the online application form here*. 

*Please note that we will not accept applications or any documentation containing personal information via e-mail.

All applicants are required to pay an application fee before their application can be processed by IBA. Read more about the application fee.

All required documentation must be attached to your application in the system by the given deadline:

  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss applicants must apply no later than 30 June 2022, 12:00 CET
  • EU/EEA/Swiss applicants must apply no later than 15 August 2022, 12:00 CET

Study start is 12 September 2022.

If you have questions in connection with admission, you can contact our International Admission Office via email, at apply@iba.dk.

Necessary documentation – application checklist

You must attach documentation to support the information mentioned in your application. All relevant documentation must be attached to your application in the system by the above-stated application deadline.

Mandatory documentation:

  • Upper Secondary School Diploma and Transcripts of records (Copy of original and translation)
  • Bachelor’s Degree and Transcripts of records (Copy of original and translation)

If you have not finished your degree at the time of application, you must provide detailed Transcripts of records, mentioning the expected date of graduation.

Optional documentation:

If you want to make your application more competitive and be assessed on additional qualifications, you can provide the following documentation:

  • Other relevant educational activity (higher education, relevant supplementary training/courses)
  • Relevant work experience, incl. internships and compulsory military service (max. 12 months)
  • Voluntary unpaid work
  • Other activities, such as stays abroad.
Financial matters

Tuition fee

All applicants regardless of their citizenship must pay tuition fee for the course.

Tuition fee for the MSc course is:

  • The total tuition fee is DKK 110,000 for the whole course – you can pay it in 2 instalments. The first instalment is DKK 75,000 and the second - DKK 35,000.
  • However, if you wish to pay the total amount upfront, you will get a discount. Your total tuition fee will then be DKK 96,000 for the whole course.

The fee includes all teaching and exams, learning support and administrative costs. The tuition fee does not include the cost of a visa, books, accommodation, food, international travel, or local transportation. MSc students admitted to the study course are required to purchase the recommended book package before or upon arrival at IBA.

Scholarships

We do not offer scholarships for this course.

The course is not entitled to the Danish State Education Support (SU). Read more at www.su.dk

Residence permit as a student and EU residence

If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, you normally need to apply for a Residence Permit to attend the full-time studies, prior your arrival in Denmark. Read more about residence and work permit as a student.

If you are an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, you do not need to apply for a residence permit, but must instead apply for an EU residence document after your arrival in Denmark. Read more about EU residence here.

 

Rajwinder Kaur
- The excellent and supportive faculty, extensive access to literature - both physical and online - and the thriving student environment, make studying at IBA very attractive.
Rajwinder Kaur
MSc graduate
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Contact

  • Peter Waring Lei
    Peter Waring Lei
    Course Director
  • Franziska Feigl
    Franziska Feigl
    Course Administrator
  • Mathew Haworth Severance
    Mathew Haworth Severance
    International Coordinator, Recruitment & Admission
  • Anna Barseghyan
    Anna Barseghyan
    International Coordinator, Recruitment & Admission
  • IBA International Admission Office
    IBA International Admission Office
    Recruitment and admission