Our four year Joint Honours BSc Psychology and Business course with integrated placement year, looks at the practical applications of psychology and business, and the links between theory and practice. During the course you will gain a thorough grounding in the principles and research methods of psychology, covering a wide-range of issues and theories of cognitive, developmental and social psychology, psychobiology, and individual differences. You will study the theories, principles and underlying concepts of the main functions of management (people management in particular) and develop a strong understanding of business models and processes. You will also examine how strategic decision-making within organisations takes place, and develop the ability to recognise and analyse the economic, technical, financial, social and organisational parameters within which modern managers make decisions. The growth of the service sector puts psychology and business graduates at a premium – they have insight into motivation, behaviour, relationships and group dynamics, have excellent communication and teamwork skills, are critical and analytic and can design, conduct and analyse and evaluate research. This course prepares you for many careers in both the public and private sector - for example advertising, management consultancy, caring and social careers, human resources management or teaching. In addition, you will be able to enter careers in professional areas of psychology including occupational, educational and clinical psychology. It is also ideal for further study, careers in local and central government, social services, industry and commerce. Our graduates have proven success in finding clinical psychology placements. Key course benefits: - This course is unique in the UK, in that students have the opportunity to achieve recognition from two major professional bodies, the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) - Our placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, designed to boost your future employment prospects - Students rate this course very highly, as demonstrated by its 93% overall satisfaction score in the 2017 National Student Survey - Employed Aston Psychology graduates earn £2,400 (15%) more than the UK average one year after graduating (LEO, 2017) - Joint collaboration between two highly ranked departments - Aston Business School is in the top 1% of business schools worldwide (triple accredited) while the School of Life and Health Sciences ranked 5th in 97 UK universities for research in the Allied Health Professions, in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014).