MSc in Business Psychology

Distance Learning (1 year)

This CIM (BVI) MSc will deepen your understanding of human behaviour and motivation and give you a solid foundation in the theory of psychology, whether you have a previous degree in psychology or not. This degree is intended for those who would like to work in HR or in any other business setting - not for those wanting to work as therapists or as health professionals.

We will help you develop skills and knowledge that are highly relevant across a diverse range of industries and careers, and to learn how psychological research, techniques and understanding can contribute to addressing local and global issues.

More specifically, you will study the following:
  • Psychological mechanisms that underlie human behaviour and the variety of factors that influence mental health;
  • Basic descriptive and inferential statistics in psychology and key concepts in experimental and correlation research methods;
  • How people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are influenced by the presence of others in various social contexts and social psychological theories;
  • Perception and attention, visual and auditory processing, language (comprehension and production), memory, thinking, reasoning;
  • Key areas and issues in the study of human development, including cognitive, social and emotional development;
  • Consumer cognition, customers’ attitude change and persuasion, goal-directed consumer behaviour, social values, and consumer psychology;
  • Management issues that psychologists get called to investigate, including how; individuals behave in organisations and how organisations affect individuals and their motivation;
  • Major learning theories and how they contribute to our understanding of how we learn, process and remember information.

Course Structure

The M.Sc in Business Psychology consists of SIX Core Modules, plus a compulsory Thesis

Core Modules:


As well as the above subjects, your will be required to complete a thesis of 10,000 words on a topic in Psychology of your choice (this will be decided in consultation with your Tutor). A student not submitting an up-to-standard thesis will not be awarded the M.Sc. 

The thesis must be on a topic agreed with your Tutor and should have a research bias. Students are expected to begin working on the thesis after their exams. A thesis proposal must be submitted to the Tutor long before the end of the programme on a special form provided by the Institute. Rules and Regulations for the preparation of the thesis are also provided to the student by the Institute. 

The pass mark is 50% and your performance will be indicated on the Transcript. If the Thesis is not of an acceptable standard and you have to re-submit, then you must pay an extra 100 Euro. You will only be allowed to re-submit once.

Entry Requirements
A good first degree from a recognised University OR two or more years’ relevant working experience if your previous degree was not in psychology. Relevant working experience is desirable but not essential for graduates in psychology. 


Commencement of course
Students may apply for admission and start their studies anytime in the year.

Minimum period: 12 months
Maximum period: 36 months

Examination Dates
Exams are held at approved Overseas Centres every JUNE and JANUARY. Students wishing to enter for the examinations MUST complete an examination entry form and send it to the Institute at least by 30th November for the January Examination session and 30th April for the June Examination session.

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**Please note that the Institute reserves the right to change the fees, syllabus and regulations at any time. Students re-sitting or re-taking a course or changing their centre of study assume full risk of such changes and of any additional fees applicable at the time.

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