MSc Work Psychology

Sheffield University Management School, Faculty of Social Sciences

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I was attracted by the small class sizes and combination of the interactive teaching programme and research project within an organisation to provide real-world work experience.

Jessica Pickard, MSc Occupational Psychology

About the course

Course description 2017

Both of these courses can involve a research project in a real-world organisation, which will demand effective communication, negotiation and project management skills.

Recent research projects include a performance management project for a large organisation, working with a company in the insurance sector on change management, and a review of a law firm’s reward system.

If you’re already eligible for the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, you can study for the MSc Occupational Psychology. This degree is recognised by the BPS. It helps you on your way towards chartered psychologist status.

If you’re not eligible for BPS membership, you can take the MSc Work Psychology. This degree is not recognised by the BPS but it will help you develop the skills you need for research and practice as an occupational psychologist.

Rob Globke, postgraduate in the School of Management

Core modules

  • Work Design, Organisational Change and Development
  • Applying Psychology to Work and Organisations
  • Leadership, Engagement and Motivation
  • Learning, Training and Development
  • Research Methods for Occupational Psychologists
  • Selection and Psychological Testing in Organisations
  • Statistical Methods for Occupational Psychologists
  • Well-being and Work
  • Project Workshops/Dissertation


Lectures and workshops


Written work, examinations and research dissertation

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 or an approved professional qualification.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Entry requirements for international students

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