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MSc

Work Psychology

Management School, Faculty of Social Sciences

Develop the practical skills necessary for a career in enhancing organisational and personal effectiveness.
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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 Work Psychology is not recognised by the BPS it will help you develop the skills you need for research and practice as an occupational psychologist and is typically the route taken by international students. 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 which is recognised by the BPS.

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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

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 then you can apply for the MSc Occupational Psychology. The content is exactly the same as this course, the key difference relates to the British Psychological Society (BPS) recognition. 

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.