MSc Work Psychology
Sheffield University Management School, Faculty of Social Sciences
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About the course
|September 2016 start||
Course description 2016
Work psychology is vital to our wellbeing, as individuals and as a society.
The Institute of Work Psychology at Sheffield is a world leader in the field. We work with public and private sector organisations. We also advise professional bodies and policy makers.
Our hands-on course is designed to prepare you for a career that makes a positive difference to everyday lives, makes organisations more effective and contributes to economic growth.
You will pick up valuable transferable skills in information management, communication, planning and research. In practical workshops, you'll learn how to use statistical software.
This degree is not recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) but it will help you develop the skills you need for research and practice as an occupational psychologist.
There's a programme of regular guest lectures by professionals. And the course can involve a research project in a real-world organisation, which will demand effective communication, negotiation and project management skills. IWP staff will help you identify opportunities.
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.
1 year full-time
|September 2017 start||
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.
Lectures and workshops
Written work, examinations and research dissertation
Course duration1 year full-time
Minimum 2:1 or an approved professional qualification.
English language requirements
Most of our courses require an overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.