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.
One of the following:
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.
The 12 taught modules are assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. The taught element of the programme is complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a dissertation.
This programme is relevant to those planning careers in all organisational settings in both the public and private sectors.
For information on sector opportunities see the Human Resources and Recruitment overview on the Prospects website.
Examples of jobs taken up by our recent graduates include:
- Training and Communications Manager – WH Smith Travel
- Monitoring and Evaluation Manager – NCH
- HR Assistant – Railtrack
- Management Team Trainer – Cambridgeshire Police.
Students will acquire skills in the following areas: giving presentations; team working; report writing; negotiation and IT skills.
Aston Business School's outstanding student facilities include:
A purpose-built suite which is accessible exclusively to Masters students
24 hours access
Free Wi-Fi connection
Modern lecture/tutorial rooms
IT equipment and packages and use of Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
Dr Stephen Woods
BSc, MSc, PhD
Steve joined the Work and Organisational Psychology Group in 2007 as Lecturer and Course Director for MSc Courses in Work/Organisational Psychology and Business, and MSc Organisational Behaviour. Prior to joining the group, Steve was a Lecturer in Occupational Psychology at the Institute of Work, Health and Organisations at the University of Nottingham. He is Visiting Lecturer in Occupational Psychology at the University of Nottingham (Malaysia Campus) and at City University. Steve is well known in the UK and internationally for his work on personality trait assessment and structure, publishing his work in peer-reviewed journals, books, and at conferences. Since 2001, Steve has also worked as an assessment consultant with private and public centre clients on selection and development projects, most recently in South East Asia.
Dr Yves Guillaume
Diploma, MA, PhD
Research interests include: Work Group Diversity, Effectiveness and Learning; Multi-level Modelling; Organisational Culture Effectiveness.
Dr Patrick Tissington Dr Michael Butler
BSc, PhD, FHEA
Pat’s interests are in leadership especially in challenging situations and he has worked with the fire service, NHS, military and government on a wide range of projects on this theme. He has transferred the knowledge gained from his research from these specialised environments to more conventional workplaces working at all levels and types of organisation - from call centre staff to the main boards of major plcs and from commercial vehicle sales franchises to international oil companies. He is particularly known for executive coaching and selection/development centre design.
Certificate in Field Archaeology, BA, PhD
Michael's teaching reflects his research interests in change management/strategy, decision-making (behavioural), discourse analysis, government and society and organisation behaviour/theory. In particular, he is currently researching two streams of activity: downsizing in the motor industry and the neurosciences of leadership and decision-making. A connecting theme is surfacing underlying organisational processes in order to more effectively manage organisations.
Professor Robin Martin
Research interests include: Social influence processes, especially from numerical majorities and minorities; Persuasion and attitude change; Workplace leadership; Motivation; Teamworking and Innovation.