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MSc Occupational Psychology

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  • Objectives
    This is an applied programme integrating theory, practice, skills and research The course is designed to acquaint you with psychological perspectives on workplace issues, and to develop a range of transferable skills that will be relevant to the occupational psychology practitioner You will attain the British Psychological Society (BPS) Level A Certificate in Occupational Testing as part of the course and you will have the opportunity for Level B (intermediate) Certificate training You will be able to use some of the best-equipped psychology research facilities in UK higher education You will also benefit from links with industry in the form of professional practice sessions You will gain the ability to apply psychological theory to workplace settings, and to critically analyse work situations You will develop your problem-solving abilities, your research awareness, and your critical evaluation of research findings Furthermore, you will pick up new competencies in statistics and/or qualitative analyses, and be able to apply research methodologies to work-based investigations The small cohort of students ensures a sense of genuine community and collaboration
  • Entry requirements
    You should have a good Honours degree in Psychology, as well as eligibility for Graduate Basis for Registration with the British Psychological Society Applicants may be required to attend an interview at the University of Wolverhampton before being accepted onto this course
  • Academic Title
    MSc Occupational Psychology
  • Course description
    Future prospects

    Occupational psychology
    applies psychological knowledge about people at work and the work place with the aim of improving the effectiveness of the organisation and increasing the wellbeing of employees

    This award is designed to provide BPS Level 1 and some Level 2 training necessary for becoming a Chartered Occupational Psychologist

    Occupational psychologists
    work in private, public and not-for-profit sectors - many are attached to management consultancy firms or become self-employed as independent consultants

    They have roles in areas of organisational development and change management; assessment and training; ergonomics; and occupational health and safety

    Typical modules may include

    -Counselling In Organisations
    -Human Factors in the Workplace
    -Human Resource Management
    -Introduction to Research Methods
    -Organisational Development and Change
    -Professional Practice
    -Psychological Assessment
    -Training in Organisations

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