• MSc in Business & Organizational Psychology (UK) MSc in Business & Organizational Psychology (UK)

Business & Organizational Psychology

Business & Organizational Psychology is the field in which insights drawn from psychological theories and models are applied in different aspects of a business. Use of psychological concepts to gain a competitive advantage in management, human resources, sales and marketing, branding and advertising was done by major corporate organizations for decades and most of these were not discussed publicly. The information that corporate giants are using psychology to understand, predict and influence humans came to light recently and since then there is a major drive in the companies throughout the world to benefit from business & organizational psychology. Today from use of psychometric testing in screening candidates to neuro-marketing, consumer psychology, behavioral economics and cyber-psychology, all aspects of a business are based on psychological strategies. If you are interested in becoming a part of a growing force in the business world, check out this program in more detail.

MSc in Business & Organizational Psychology (UK)

This program is designed to train professionals in the corporate sector to use psychological insights to improve their own effectiveness, performance, self- awareness and quality of life as well as those of others. You will learn relevant core psychological theories and how to utilize them in Management, HRM, Sales & Marketing, R & D, Organizational Change, Managing teams, Training & Development, Coaching, Branding and advertising, IT and Well-being.

This Master’s degree is ideal for entrepreneurs, Directors and CEO’s , middle to senior managers in organizations. Specially the professionals who have gained experience at operational level will be able to move in to the strategic level with the knowledge and skills you gather in this program.

MSc in Business & Organizational Psychology is an excellent qualification for those who aspire to become corporate trainers, consultants, business and life coaches, branding strategist and business psychologists.

There is a range of electives you can select from, based on your field and profession as well as future goals. You can request for a description of each module from a student admissions officer by contacting them.

Key attractions of the program

Truly beneficial  – Most corporate professionals study MBA’s for  their postgraduate qualification as it has become a tradition to have a postgraduate qualification when you reach the middle management. However the truth is while learning few new things, most MBA’s as a repetition of what you studied for your degree or knowledge you have gathered through experience. But this program will expose you to aspects of work life that you never thought about.

Personally inspiring – Insights you gain in this program will influence you to reflect on your own behavior, thinking, emotional reactions and beliefs. You shape your behaviors and thinking resulting in a positive change in the way you interact with others, what and how you think of them, either at work, home or society. You will become a more positive, content person.

Excellent future prospects – Business Psychology is the future of almost all aspects of business  processes in the future. You can already see how important basic concepts such as emotional intelligence is used in business world. There will be more and more such applications and qualifying today will make you ready for future concepts.

Unique – In a world where almost everyone has an MBA, your qualification with help you stand out from the rest. Your thinking shaped by the knowledge you have gathered will make you a unique professional who has not only mastered operational level but also the strategic level.

A like- minded group – More than 75 % of the students in this program are at senior management level and the rest are entrepreneurs, trainers and consultants. This creates an excellent environment for thoughtful discussions and networking.

Program Structure

You will complete Six (06) core modules and three (03) elective modules worth 180 UK credits in this program. You will study around three modules every semester and will focus mainly on the dissertation and electives in the final semester.

Work Load

This is a comprehensive masters that includes a reasonable amount of work and you need to have a decent level of commitment in order to successfully complete this qualification. Except for the lectures on Sundays, you are expected to spend around 10 hours a week engaged in reading, discussions, watching relevant material for you get the best out of this program.

Considering that 95% of the students taking this program are employed, We have laid out the modules in a way students have sufficient time for assessments. You will be issued with a schedule with all lecture and assessment dates in the beginning of the program allowing you to plan your other commitments during your study periods.



Assessments are designed to ensure that the students have achieved the required learning outcomes. Students are  take a range of assessments including assignments submitted online, individual and group presentations, case studies and individual research project (dissertation)..

Assessments and academic regulations of this program are governed by the University.

  • Duration        : 01 Year
  • Semesters     : 3
  • RQF Credits   : 180
  • Schedule        : Weekends
  • Intakes:          : February & September
Modules Credits
Human Behavior & Thinking 10
Training, Development & Coaching 20
Well-being at Work 20
Psychology of Strategic Leadership 20
Research Methods of Business Psychology 20
Dissertation 60
Modules Credits
Consumer Psychology 10
Psychometric Testing for Selection & Assessment 10
Effects of Change : Organizational & Personal 10
Psychology of Building and Sustaining Teams 10
Cyberpsychology 10
*Select one of the electives given above

Educational Qualifications - Standard Entry 

Bachelor’s Degree with a second class upper division or above in any Field from a recognized university 

or Equivalent Academic or Professional Qualification 
Ex : CIMA, CIM, ACCA, Pg. Diploma

Non traditional Entry

Individuals who do not meet above entry criteria but possess extensive work experience in Leadership roles
could apply for non-traditional entry. These applications will be handled on an individual basis and the academic board will decide based on the evidence provided by the candidate.

Work Experience

All candidates should possess at least 5 Years work experience at a Supervisory Level. individuals who have obtained a first class honors degree may apply wihtout work expereince.

Language Requirement

A high level of English Proficiency (Equal to IELTS 6.5)  is required to successfully complete this program.

English Proficiency of the students will be assessed in the beginning of the programs and students who do not meet the expected standard will be asked to follow the English Language Proficiency Program (ELPP) offered by CIRP and obtain the required level of mastery before commencing their studies.


CIRP Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) facilitates students to engage in studies from anywhere in the world. CIRP Online Library which holds the largest collection E- textbooks, research papers and journal articles could be accessed through  Virtual Learning Environment. You no longer have to borrow print versions, you can read and refer to these resources though your computer or phone.

Click her to : Check out CIRP VLE 

You can request for a guest tour in the CIRP VLE from a student admissions officer. 

Psychology Library 

If you like printed books you have access to the largest collection of psychology textbooks in Sri Lanka at CIRP Library. You could study at the library or borrow books to study at your convenience. 


Academic Writing Centre

Students have access to a dedicated academic writing center to guide and train students in scientific communication to improve writing, referencing and in-text citation. Students could visit the center by making an appointment and receive one on one support on their academic writing skills.

Internships & Training

CIRP offers a range of internship, placement and training opportunities to make them globally employable graduates. You are able to enhance your social, PR, leadership, organizing skills by taking part in these programs. You are able to select these opportunities based on your interests and future career ambitions. 

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Course Fee may vary based on the intake, please contact CIRP for fee and funding information. 

For information on Fees and application process please contact

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Funding through Banks

Many leading banks in Sri Lanka have collaborated with CIRP to offer various forms of funding options for Sri Lankan students including student loans, credit card installments etc. To find out the details of the funding options,  speak to a student adviser.


CIRP offers a range of scholarships to both Sri Lankan and international students. You may find out the details of the scholarships Here or speak to a student adviser to get more information.


Students are also offered various discounts. You may find out the details of the discounts relevant to the you  intake Here or speak to a student adviser to get more information.