Business Management and Psychology - BSc (Hons)

Expand your knowledge of business management, develop your understanding of why people behave in certain ways and learn more about your own mind, emotions and actions on our Business Management and Psychology course. You will gain valuable skills and insight in both subjects to enable you to pursue a range of diverse career paths.

Year of entry

Course type

  • Combined Honours

UCAS code

  • CN89

Duration of study

  • 3 years / 4 years with international, placement or entrepreneurship year

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Why study Business Management and Psychology at Keele University?

This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
No. 1 in the UK for Business Studies (National Student Survey, 2020)
Spend a year working in industry, study abroad or undertake an entrepreneurship year
Study alongside innovative companies based in Keele Business School
Personalise your studies with a variety of optional modules
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Professional Accreditation

Business and Psychology - This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society, subject to passing your final year project and achieving a minimum 2:2 degree award. If you choose to specialise in Business, there is no accreditation available.

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Our Facilities

Keele Business School

Co-located with businesses

Keele Business School
Internships, enterprise and knowledge exchange opportunities

Keele Business School is at the heart of the Keele University Science & Innovation Park, one of the leading developments of its kind in the UK. The Park offers companies a business environment that provides an innovative research culture, combined with academic expertise and the University’s specialist resources, with a variety of opportunities for students to get involved, from internships, knowledge exchange partnerships, and student enterprise initiatives.

Psychology

In the School of Psychology, you will have access to our laboratories that house advanced equipment for research involving adults and children. This includes:

  • EEG equipment to detect electrical activity in the brain
  • Eye-tracking software to gain deeper understanding of cognitive processes, such as problem solving and decision making
  • Virtual reality headsets to perform controlled laboratory studies of large-scale human exploratory behaviour
  • Video observation suites to watch, record and collect research data
  • Brain stimulation equipment to research links between brain organisation and behaviour
  • Suite of laboratories for qualitative research

You may also study in Keele's state-of-the-art, £34m Central Science Laboratories and benefit from world-class learning facilities. An entire floor is fully equipped with PCs and all necessary software for practical labs throughout teaching semesters.

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Academic expertise

Staff in Keele Business School are active researchers in core areas such as accounting, finance, economics, human resource management, marketing and management. Their academic work will inform your learning, incorporating recent theories and current themes to open discussion in your subject area. There are professional support staff on hand to answer any queries you may have during your undergraduate studies at Keele.

Our academics in Keele Business School are multicultural and multinational, bringing an international aspect to the School’s teaching, research and business activities.

Our teaching in Psychology is driven by research and you will learn about some of the latest topics in the field. Research is supported by four research groups: the Cognition, Brain, & Behaviour Research Group, the Developmental Psychology Research Group, the Social Psychological Research Group, and the Health and Well-being Research Group.

In addition, we have a Keele Augmented, Virtual, and Extended Reality Network (KAVERN), Children and Young People Research Network, and various members of the school are engaged in interdisciplinary research, including the Keele Policing Collaboration (KPAC), the Keele Centre for Aging Research (KCAR), and projects with colleagues in Health, Social Sciences and Humanities disciplines.

Find out more about our academic experts and their research in the field of psychology.

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"The degree has taught me how to conduct my own experiments, and, it gave me the ability to run a small study in my second year to prepare for my final year project. Having free reign to conduct research and experiments in any field that you have an interest in, where you could possibly have an impact on the world with the research you conduct, or can be the basis for your future research, is definitely the most rewarding part of the course. The staff that I have met have all been great to talk to and have answered my questions when I have needed answers."

Pierce, Psychology

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Foundation year

Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year.

This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence.

Keele University is consistently ranked among the top universities for student satisfaction, and we have over 70 years' experience of teaching a foundation year to students. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele.

The information within this page is for students wishing to start their studies in September. If you would like to start this course in January, please visit our January pages for further details.

Course Content

Our Foundation Year allows you to develop your critical thinking, academic reading, writing, and communication study skills along with subject-specific knowledge and skills. Upon meeting the progression criteria and successfully completing our Foundation Year, you will automatically progress into your Keele undergraduate degree with the confidence that you have the skills, and knowledge needed to successfully complete your course.

Our combined honours foundation year is a two semester programme which provides a tailored pre-degree programme of study to better prepare you for the BSc (Hons) Business and Psychology degree. For example, the Foundations of Business 1 module helps you develop appropriate investigative skills in order to analyse financial information and make informed business decisions. Meanwhile, the Foundations of Psychology module introduces you to the principles and concepts of psychology in a theoretical context, while also demonstrating the application of concepts to everyday life. Course content has been developed in collaboration with degree teaching teams, so that by the time you begin Year 1, you will be ready to excel at your studies, as the majority of our Foundation Year students do. 

Find out more about the Keele Foundation Year, including information about teaching and assessment methods by visiting the Foundation Year homepage

Course Structure

The module details given below are indicative, they are intended to provide you with an idea of the range of subjects that are taught to our current students. The modules that will be available for you to study in future years are prone to change as we regularly review our teaching to ensure that it is up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. The information presented is therefore not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules available in any given year.

Semester One Modules

FYO-00247 Foundations: Breaking the code - Understanding Academic Writing 15 credits
FYO-00201 Foundations of Psychology 15 credits
FYO-00249 Foundations of Business 1 15 credits
FYO-00211 Foundations of Numerical and Quantitative Methods for Scientists 15 credits

Semester Two Modules

FYO-00255 Advancing Business 30 credits
FYO-00203 Advancing Psychology 30 credits

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

The entry grades outlined in this section indicate the likely offer or range of offers which would be made to candidates along with any subject specific requirements. This is for general information only. Keele University reserves the right to vary offer conditions depending upon a candidate’s application. Read more about our undergraduate entry requirements for United KingdomEuropean Union and International students.

  • Between 40-56 UCAS points from at least 1 A level/level 3 qualification or equivalent, or
  • Relevant work experience

  AND

  • GCSE English Language at grade 4 (C), or Level 2 Functional Skills, or
  • IELTS 5.5 (with 5.5 in all subtests)

AND

  • GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 (C) or above 

How to Apply 

Applicants will need to apply for BSc (Hons) Psychology with Foundation Year (UCAS code: C802) through UCAS at www.ucas.com. You will then be contacted to confirm your second subject by a member of our team. 

Direct Entry Students

If you already have your qualifications, are not expecting any further results and only wish to apply to Keele, please contact the Admissions Office directly.

Our International Foundation Year is delivered on campus through Keele University International College (KUIC). Find out more about the International Foundation Year options on the KUIC website.

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