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MSc

Occupational Psychology

Management School, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Course description

This course 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 this MSc. The 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.

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Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Modules

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
  • Wellbeing and Work
  • Dissertation

Teaching

Lectures and workshops.

Assessment

Written work, examinations and research dissertation.

Duration

1 year full-time

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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 Psycholog​y

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in psychology or a related discipline.

You should also be eligible for the BPS’s Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. If you’re not eligible, you can apply for the MSc Work Psychology.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

management-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 3376

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.