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Organisation Studies and Psychology BA Hons

What will you study?

Lancaster’s Organisation Studies and Psychology degree is taught jointly by the Department of Organisation Work and Technology (OWT) and our Psychology Department. Studying at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to gain a degree that is fully accredited by the British Psychological Society providing the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership.

Your degree will help you understand how psychological expertise can be used effectively in the management of organisations and their workers and you’ll graduate with a critical understanding of the significance and role of organisations and management in modern industrialised societies.

In your first year you’ll gain a thorough overview of both subjects with modules including Management and Organisations and Understanding Psychology. In your second and third years, you’ll choose from an extensive list of courses, such as Understanding the Individual in the Workplace; Social and Organisational Psychology; Organisation Studies and the Management of Change: Key Approaches, and the final-year Personality and Individual Differences Project.

Where could it take you?

Your deep understanding of organisations and the people who work within them, combined with a range of transferable skills, such as time management, communicating complex ideas effectively and working independently, will make you stand out in a competitive jobs market and open up a variety of career opportunities.

Our graduates go into a wide array of jobs and careers, from mainstream human resource management, in both public and private corporations, to management consultancy and roles in media and marketing. Some of our alumni have set up businesses on their own, both at home and abroad.

Your degree scheme also provides an excellent foundation for a career in clinical, educational, occupational or forensic psychology

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Typical entry requirements

For courses starting in 2015:

A-level: AAB

General Studies: Accepted as one of 3 A-levels

Preference: Three A levels

Key skills: Not included in offer

GCSE: English Language and Maths (min. gradeB in both)

Scottish Highers: Normally ABBBB

Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

International Bacc: 35 ptsoverall with 16 pts from best three HL courses

Mature students: Applications are encouraged; interviews wherever appropriate. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

BTEC: Overall grades DDD

IELTS: 6.5

Financial Support

Lancaster University has committed£3.7m in scholarships and bursariesto help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2015, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2015 we will have the following financial support available:AnAcademic Scholarship of £2,000for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualificationsAnAccess Scholarship of £1,000per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualificationsALancaster Bursary of £1,000per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600

*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014.

For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

View details of our current Undergraduate fees.

Students will need to account for occasional travel to and from work placements. It will also be necessary for students to pay for a Criminal Record Bureau check. There is also the option for students to join the appropriate professional body, however membership is voluntary.

Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.