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BA (Hons) Business Management and Applied Psychology

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University of Suffolk on Ipswich Waterfront
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West Suffolk College


Three years full-time.

Four to nine years part-time.

Typical Offer: 

2018 entry: 112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC).

Please see Entry Requirements below.


Aspects of Business Management such as human resource management and marketing draw much of their theory from Psychology, so applying ideas from one discipline should also enhance the students understanding and enjoyment of the other. 

Combining the study of two subjects is both challenging and rewarding, increasingly appealing to self-motivated, independent-minded students who are intellectually and vocationally ambitious. Each discipline has its own specific aims and learning outcomes but there are aims and outcomes common to all and these are described here: Graduates of combined honours degrees have the advantage of a broader academic viewpoint, having developed valuable transferable skills as well as sound knowledge of Business Management and Applied Psychology, providing excellent preparation for a wide range of careers. Graduates are now far more likely to change jobs during their working life, so having two areas of expertise and skills can pay dividends. Employers are increasingly prioritising the need for people who have a range of subject knowledge and skills and are not necessarily looking for a particular discipline.  

The course team have a commitment to high quality teaching and learning. They use a range of different assessment strategies to assess and facilitate student learning and include: unseen examinations; seen, open-book or take-away examinations; essays and reports; critical reviews, book reviews, workshop reports, analytical exercises; individual or group presentations; a dissertation, computer-based assessments and informed discussion and debate via module seminars and blogs.   Most modules are delivered in a structured week by week format from September to June. The teaching is divided into two semesters and the university year usually finishes for students by early June. A full-time student is expected to take six modules each year. A part-time student will take one to four modules each year. Lecture and seminar sessions for the modules usually run in the daytime between 9am and 6pm. Students can expect to have to attend for at least three hours per module per week and to spend at least an equivalent amount of time per week in independent study. This study requirement will often be higher when assessments are due. 

Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Management and Academic Skills
Principles and Functions of Management
Entrepreneurship (Optional)
Business Economics (Optional)
Introduction to Applied Psychology
Psychology in Action
Psychology and Society
Dissertation/Project Preparation

NB This is a mandatory module and will count towards one of your combined subjects.

For the remaining modules at Level 5, choose two modules from one subject and three modules from the other.

Management and Organisational Behaviour (Optional)
Managing for Innovation and Creativity (Optional)
Contemporary Issues in the Business Environment (Optional)
Methodology for Social Science: Applied Psychology (Mandatory)
Criminality, Psychopathology and Deviance (Optional)
Cyber Psychology (Optional)
Undergraduate Dissertation/Project

If Dissertation/Project is to be in Applied Psychology, choose one Applied Psychology module and three Business Management modules

If Dissertation/Project is to be interdisciplinary, i.e. in Business Management and Applied Psychology, choose both Applied Psychology modules and any two Business Management modules.

Business Ethics (Optional)
Employment Law (Optional)
Change Management (Optional)
International Marketing Strategy (Optional)
Individual differences in the Workplace (Optional)
Psychology of Health (Optional)

Fees and finance


  • Full-time Tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time Tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (Please contact the Infozone for further information).
  • International Tuition fee: £10,080 p.a.


Subject to approval of maximum fee by parliament                    

  • Full-time Tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time Tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credit module (Please contact the Infozone for further information).
  • International Tuition fee: £11,500 p.a.

Further Information                                                       

At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for. See Course Costs


Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

2018 entry: 112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC).

Also see How to Apply.

International Requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Also see International and EU.


Route Leader Psychology

Course Leader for Business