Faculty of Social Sciences
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.
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.
- Case studies
- Group work for collaborative learning
- Web-based discussion groups
- Individual assignments
- Group projects
1 year full-time
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.
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.
Fees and funding
More scholarships and fees information can be found on the Management School website.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
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Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.
Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.