Developing skills for a career in enhancing organisational and personal effectiveness, our renowned MSc in Occupational Psychology not only equips you with the practical skills necessary for becoming an occupational psychologist; it is also accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is the first step towards pursuing registration with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Study mode: Full time
Our MSc in Occupational Psychology boasts an international reputation. It is taught full-time from September to spring followed by a dissertation where students conduct a research project within an organisation over the summer. Students are assessed through individual assignments, group projects, examinations and an organisational project.
Project opportunities can be generated by students or through IWP’s business network and the Management School’s Employability Hub. These provide you with the chance to apply your knowledge to real-world issues and develop organisational skills. Throughout the course, practical workshops focus on developing skills in presentations, SPSS statistical software, group work and information management. There is also training to acquire the BPS Assistant Test User and Tester User Qualifications (Occupational, Ability and Personality) in Psychometric Testing.
Teaching is structured around case study and workshop activities in order to ensure that learning is both active and relevant to modern organisations. Our programme will ensure that you are equipped with practical skills for the workplace, have developed a strong understanding of occupational psychology, a critical appreciation of current theory and practice and have acquired the skills and knowledge necessary for future employment as an occupational psychologist. The MSc Occupational Psychology covers all the knowledge areas required for Stage 1 of professional development to be a practicing psychologist. In workshops, guidance is also provided on working towards Stage 2 (Supervised Practice).
The example course structure listed above may be subject to change in future years. The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant.
Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.
In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.
Jessica Pickard, class of 2015
“I have really enjoyed the broad range of modules within my course, enabling me to gain an insight into the different areas of Occupational Psychology and experience its diverse and applicable nature. The interactive and practical element of the lectures have been stimulating and inspiring, and helped develop my communication and critical thinking skills whilst increasing my knowledge and understanding of the field. My course has been invaluable for my career and I'm currently working as a Psychologist at the College of Policing.”
The MSc in Occupational Psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Click here to read more about this accreditation and exemptions.
|Careers and employability||
At Sheffield University Management School, we are committed to focusing on employability and our postgraduate students’ future career prospects. We have two specialist careers advisors in the School, dedicated to providing full-time career support throughout your programme.
You will have many opportunities during your course to engage in personal and professional development. Our programmes are designed to enable you to acquire the transferable skills essential for employment: communication, organisation, the ability to deal with complex issues creatively and systematically; and the conceptual understanding required to evaluate current scholarship and research techniques.
|Fees and funding||
Tuition fees for 2017-18 are:
GBP 10,970 for EU Students
You may incur fees for late registration, re-examination and re-submission. Click here to find out more.
There are a number of scholarships which students may be eligible for, visit the following links for more information:
|How to apply||
This programme will appeal to graduates with a strong academic background in psychology who want to become an Occupational Psychologist, as well as those with an interest in business consultancy, human resource management or organisational research.
You will have a 2:1 honours degree in psychology, or an approved professional qualification in psychology, with significant coverage of research methods and statistics topics. You must be eligible for the BPS’s Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). If you have not graduated from a BPS accredited degree programme, you can apply for our MSc Work Psychology.
For overseas students, Sheffield University Management School’s standard English requirement is IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6 in each part). For detailed information on our English language requirements, click here.
If you have any enquiries about your suitability, please contact our Postgraduate Admissions Team: