MSc Organisational Behaviour

Organisational Behaviour

Key benefits

  • Deepen your understanding of the behaviour of individuals and groups across a range of organisational and social contexts
  • Qualify in Level A & B Psychometric testing as defined by the British Psychological Society (additional workshop and fee applies)
  • Develop a range of competencies in the areas of human resource management and work psychology valued by graduate employers internationally.

MSc Organisational Behaviour is suitable if you wish to develop a career either as a general manager or as an organisational consultant, it also provides an excellent first step for an academic or research-based career. Organisational Behaviour involves the study of individuals and groups within organisational and social contexts, and the study of internal processes and practices as they affect those individuals or groups. You will also have the opportunity to complete Level A and B Psychometric Testing Training as defined by the British Psychological Society.

This programme provides both a theoretical and practical grounding in organisational behaviour. It will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills relating to human behaviour in the workplace, well-being of employees, HRM and organisation effectiveness. Core modules address topics in organisational behaviour and work psychology and our students come from a diverse range of educational backgrounds.

Core Modules:


Optional Modules (chose two): 

The programme then concludes with a dissertation project

In addition to your Aston degree, you will have the opportunity to participate in our international study exchange programme. Studying with one of our partner institutions, the programme will enhance your international experience and communication skills, preparing you for a career in the international business environment. 

Professional Development Programme Module

Business skills for life: the essential Aston Professional Development Programme

The Aston Professional Development Programme (PDP) is an integral module that forms part of your MSc taught course from day one.This compulsory module runs throughout the academic year. We have designed it around knowledge through practice - to enhance your employability as you customise the PDP experience to suit your own learning goals and skills development needs.

We take a multidimensional, qualitative and individually tailored approach. Using reflective models, we integrate a competency-based framework into our existing academic programmes.  You will engage with different kinds of experiential learning, such as skills workshops, work-based experience, study abroad and develop your own unique skillset.  

This pathway between theory and the world of work brings together Aston’s faculty, careers practitioners and business and academic partnerships teams to help you step into your future careers as culturally aware, global professionals.

You will be assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. The taught element of the programme is then complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a dissertation.

Course Director:    

Dr Claudia Sacramento 
BSc, MSc, PhD
Claudia completed her PhD in Management at Aston in 2008 and previously worked in Portugal as a consultant, providing training in customer care skills, teamwork and management of conflict. She has published various articles with her research interests in individual and team creativity, team processes, team effectiveness, and stressors at the workplace.

Teaching staff:    

This programme prepares you for a wide range of business and management roles. It is also a suitable should you be interested in developing an academic or research-based career. Recent graduate positions include:

  • Administrative & Diplomatic Officer- Ministry of Human Resources (Malaysia)
  • Business Development Manager- Prodos Ltd (Nigeria)
  • Human Resources Advisor- Transport for London (UK) 
  • Human Resources Partner- Ford Motor Company
  • Research Assistant – University of Hamburg (Germany)

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One of the following: 

  • A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class)

  • Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University.

As well as:

  • Two professional references – at least one must be from an academic referee

  • An official academic transcript of your university grades to date

  • A completed application form.

For International Students:

  • An official academic transcript, with an official English translation, of your university grades to date

  • Students whose native language is not English will also need to satisfy our English language requirements Pre-sessional English language programmes are available for good applicants whose English qualification falls just short of these requirements.

Duration of programme: Full-time - 12 months
Start date: 

UK/EU:          £ 9,450 
International:  £15,650 


Scholarships for 2016/7 entry are now open. Find out more here.  

Contact details:
Aston Business School Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 3200
Email: abspgenquiry@aston.ac.uk

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