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MSc

Occupational Psychology

Management School, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Course description

You’ll learn how to apply psychological theories and principles to the work environment to improve performance and productivity. These skills will set you up for a career in organisational effectiveness. Both of these courses can involve a dissertation in a real-world organisation, which will demand effective communication, negotiation and project-management skills.

Recent dissertations 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.

The MSc Occupational Psychology degree is recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and helps you on your way towards chartered psychologist status.

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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
  • Seminars
  • Case studies
  • Group work for collaborative learning
  • Web-based discussion groups

Assessment

  • Individual assignments
  • Group projects
  • Exams
  • 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 minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree in psychology, or with significant coverage of psychology plus research methods. If your undergraduate degree confers BPS Graduate Basis for Membership you can apply for this degree, if it does not you will need to apply for the MSc Work Psychology.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score 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.