OverviewOur MSc Work Psychology programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is designed for those who hold a BPS-accredited undergraduate degree in Psychology.Our MSc Work Psychology programme is especially suited to you if you wish to develop a career as an occupational psychologist. It is also suitable for you, if you want to apply your knowledge of psychology in personnel functions, human resource management roles or as business consultants in areas such as
Our MSc Work Psychology programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is designed for those who hold a BPS-accredited undergraduate degree in Psychology.
Our MSc Work Psychology programme is especially suited to you if you wish to develop a career as an occupational psychologist. It is also suitable for you, if you want to apply your knowledge of psychology in personnel functions, human resource management roles or as business consultants in areas such as selection and assessment, organisational development and change and employee development.
Completion of this BPS-accredited programme fulfils the requirements of the Stage 1 qualification for those wishing to go on to eventually become a HCPC-registered Occupational Psychologist.
You will receive in-depth training by experienced researchers and practitioners to equip you to understand and evaluate a wide range of psychological theories that can be applied in organisational settings. This is integrated with practical training on how to apply relevant theory to influence important business decisions.
Throughout this organisational psychology master’s there is a strong emphasis on developing critical thinking and consultancy skills as well as the ability to work effectively within a wide range of organisational stakeholders. You will extend and cement your practical skills by completing a research project that allows you to apply your knowledge to an organisational issue.
A blended learning, block teaching approach is used to make the course equally accessible to both full-time students and part-time students in full-time employment looking to further develop their career.
Who should study this programme?
Our MSc Work Psychology programme is ideal for graduates looking to study a BPS-accredited MSc to develop a career as an Occupational Psychologist, or a related career in human resource management, personnel or business consultancy. It is specifically designed for those with a BPS-accredited undergraduate degree in Psychology.
What makes this programme different?
accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
taught by experienced practitioners
in-depth, intensive modules teaching theory usable in real-world business settings
block teaching of modules makes this programme equally accessible to part-time students balancing work commitments
study at a top 10 UK business school.
Your personal and professional development
Our School of Business and Economics is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.
Future career prospects
We anticipate that many graduates from our Work Psychology programme will seek to develop their careers as occupational psychologists. Graduates will also be in high demand for roles in personnel, human resource management, or may choose to use their expertise in business consultancy roles in areas such as selection and assessment, organisational development and change and employee development.
Graduates from this programme have gone on to secure roles including:
Science and Analytics Consultant
Regional Sales Manager
Organisational Psychology Consultant
Associate Business Psychologist.
In addition, some have chosen to continue their studies with a PhD.
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