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Occupational Psychology MSc

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  • Objectives
    This programme combines high level vocational training with academic rigour. It prepares successful graduates for careers in a variety of areas including consultancy, specialist roles within organisations, research and areas of technical expertise. The MSc Occupational Psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society and provides a one year exemption for those aiming to become Chartered Occupational Psychologists. The aim of the programme is to produce rounded professionals with basic competence not only in the various technical areas, but also in a range of professional skills and competencies, enabling successful graduates to interact with future clients and colleagues in an effective manner.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements You normally need a good honours degree and a minimum of two years work experience. The British Psychological Society (BPS) requires that those admitted to the MSc Occupational Psychology have the 'Graduate Basis for Registration'; this means having completed an accredited undergraduate programme in psychology or having made a successful individual application to the BPS. Those without the GBR may apply for the MSc Organisational Psychology.
  • Academic Title
    Occupational Psychology MSc
  • Course description
    The course includes the following areas:

    -Human Potential and Performance
    -Research and Professional Skills in Action
    -Psychology of Selection and Assessment
    -Designing Work
    -Transition Psychology
    -Evolution of Organisations and Leadership
    -Individual and Organisational Learning

    You will also carry out a project, which is a substantive piece of investigative work, normally carried out in an external organisation. Host organisations for MSc projects have included government departments, large commercial concerns in both manufacturing and service sectors, a range of consultancies and charities.

    Projects are sometimes conducted abroad; past locations include other European Union countries, Israel, the Czech Republic and Romania.

    Staff who teach on the course include permanent academic staff who have industrial experience and who undertake regular consultancy work, and external psychologists both from consultancies and from large organisations. Teaching and learning methods include lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials and industrial visits. There is an emphasis on the development of practical skills.

    Work placement

    N/A Careers

    This course prepares you for careers in a variety of areas including consultancy, specialist roles within organisations, research and areas of technical expertise. Teaching methods

    Assessment is by examination, coursework, demonstration of a series of competencies and completion of a project.

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