Developing skills for a career in enhancing organisational and personal effectiveness, our MSc in Work Psychology equips you with the practical skills necessary for a career in organisational effectiveness. It is the same course as our MSc Occupational Psychology, but provides a route for students without a British Psychological Society (BPS) recognised degree.
Study mode: Full time
Our MSc in Work Psychology is taught full-time from autumn to spring, through a combination of lectures, seminars, case studies, group work for collaborative learning and web-based discussion groups. This taught period is followed by a dissertation where students conduct a research project within an organisation over the summer, providing real world experience within a company. 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 Sheffield University 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 programme, practical workshops focus on developing skills in presentations, SPSS statistical software, group work and information management.
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 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Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn.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
Occupational Psychology Sheffield“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.”
|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 psychology graduates who want a career in organisational effectiveness and 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, with significant coverage of psychology, research methods and statistics topics. You do not have to be eligible for the BPS’s Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) for the MSc Work Psychology. However, if you have graduated from a BPS accredited undergraduate course, you are eligible to apply for our MSc Occupational 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: