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Psychology And Business (joint Honours) BA (hons) in University of Northampton

  • Duration : 3 Years
  • Intake : Sep
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : £ 13,000 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 0
  • PTE : 0
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About Psychology And Business (joint Honours) BA (hons) in University of Northampton

This Joint Honours course will provides you with an understanding and analysis of human behavior, our thoughts and emotions with the psychological theory behind them. This application of this knowledge in a business environment will help develop the understanding of the human element of business, with their working styles and how they relate to each other in an organisational setting. The business module cover a range of areas such as marketing, human resources and fiance and offers students the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Course Details

The Psychology side of the course will help you if you wish to develop research in social, cognitive, biological, developmental and personality psychology due to the facilities and resources we have available.

Joint Honours in Psychology and Business can set you on a range of career paths that demand a combination of skills including organisational physical and mental health services, clinical psychology as well as more traditional business disciplines such as management, marketing and HR where psychological insight would be invaluable.  Students who want a career in Psychology must major in Psychology and ensure that they take sufficient Psychology modules to meet the requirements of British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Academic staff will be able to advise on the best route for individual students.

Stage one

Students will be introduced to the core disciplines that underpin the academic analysis of both courses. Stage one explores the introduction of Psychology and Business and provides an excellent foundation of knowledge for students to advance to stage two.

In Psychology, students must take three compulsory modules in the first year:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Becoming a Psychologist
  • Psychology in Practice

There are also three compulsory Business modules:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Business Environment
  • Business in Society

Stage two

Students have some choice at stage two and can decide which, if any subject to major in. Some degree of specialisation is possible at this stage and students can start to choose modules that will further their career aims whilst maintaining a broad education that allows for changes in direction. Modules take students into more detailed and developed areas, considering the wider issues and debates surrounding Psychology and Business.

In Business, the second stage places particular emphasis to introducing the two compulsory modules in the contrasting topic areas of Strategic Business Analysis and Operations Management. Students can then chose one further optional module from the following:

  • Managing Human Resources
  • Information Technology for Business
  • Issues in Small Business Entrepreneurship

In Psychology, joint honours students must complete a number of optional modules to attain the 60 credits that they need. Modules in this year include:

  • The Human Animal
  • The Psychology of Well Being
  • Cognitive Psychology

Stage three

At this stage, you will have the opportunity to develop specialised and intensive study on areas and aspects of Psychology and Business that you find particularly interesting.

Students, who have an even split on their courses; can choose to write a dissertation on either topic within their Joint Honours programme. The dissertation builds on and expands students’ prior knowledge of research methodology acquired at stage one and two. It aims to foster the development of expertise in methodology and skills in the planning, conduct and write-up of research reports. This form of independent, experiential learning will require students to ask logical questions to diagnose and define problems, generate and implement solutions and evaluate the effectiveness of their action-outcomes. It therefore develops in the students, the ability to work independently and to reflect on the research process.

Psychology at Stage three is made up of three chosen modules to make up the 60 credits needed. Some of the modules include:

  • The Psychology of Mental Health
  • Parapsychology and Anomalous Experiences
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Investigating and Applying Memory

Stage three Business includes one compulsory module ‘Debates in Strategic Management’ plus two elective modules. Some of those that can be chosen include:

  • Opportunity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Organisational Change
  • Strategic Information Systems

For further module information please refer to the Psychology Joint Honours award map and the Business Joint Honours award map.


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Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition to the standard entry requirements, applicants are normally expected to hold GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above, or an approved equivalent. We welcome international applications and applications from students with non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

If you are a Home or EU student and would like more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If are an International student and would like more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

University of Northampton Highlights

Institute Type Public
Campus Setting Urban
Number of Staff 1,611
Number of Students 11,984
Number of International Students 1000
Graduation Employment Rate 95%
Student Satisfaction Rate 89%
Academic Programs Offered Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Mode of Programs Offered Full time, Part time and Distance
Medium of Instruction English
Average Tuition Fee for International Fee GBP 12,000 - GBP 15,000
Proficiency Test for English Language IELTS, TOEFL iBT or Pearson PTE
Financial Aid Scholarships, Funds and Loans

University of Northampton Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

For all the prospective candidates for the institute, an estimated cost of living in the UK is as cpmipield below.

University of Northampton Tuition Fee

The tuition fee varies from one course to another. Following are some of the popular courses along with the tuition cost:

University of Northampton Undergraduate Courses 

Course Fee
BA and BSc Degrees GBP 12,900
BSc Podiatry / BSc Occupational Therapy GBP 13,900
BSc Nursing GBP 15,750
Sandwich / placement Year GBP 1,000

University of Northampton Graduate Courses 

Course Fee
MA or MSc Degrees GBP 13,750
MBA GBP 14,750

University of Northampton Cost of Attendance

Basic list of expenses apart from tuition fee are as follows:

Type of Expenditure Cost (in GBP, per week)
Accommodation (includes basic facilities) 130 to 300
Food 36 to 52
Mobile phone 4 to 14
Travel Around 17
Books and supplies Around 11
Clothing and personal care 16 to 26
Entertainment Around 29

University of Northampton Application Process

Basic Admission Requirements

  1. Certified transcripts of high school/college/university
  2. One reference required
  3. Statement of Purpose depicting the interest of the applicant in the chosen course
  4. MBA applicants must also have a proof of work experience
  5. Arts and design applicant must also submit their portfolio 

The outcomes of the English proficiency tests taken by all of the international applicants. IELTS, TOEFL iBT, and Pearson PTE are acceptable tests. The minimal IELTS scores needed to get admitted are as follows:

Academic Programs Minimum Score
Undergraduate 6.0 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section
Postgraduate 6.5 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section
Research 7.0 overall and not less than 6.5 in each section

Additional Requirements

  1. An overseas student who has been accepted must pay the GBP 5,000 deposit fee before the university would issue them a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies).
  2. Other documents for the visa application process are:
  • Passport
  • UK visa history form
  • Proof of financial support

Know more about Studying in UK

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Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
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Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

£ 13,000


£ 13,000