Occupationaland Business Psychology

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
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StudyQA ranking:2957 Duration:12 months

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This innovative development at the University of Worcester presents two postgraduate qualifications that apply psychology to business and organisations in general.

The Business Psychology MSc is open to students with a non-psychology related degree, although some elements of psychology or business should have been previously studied.

The Occupational Psychology MSc is only open to those students who hold a psychology degree with Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR) from the British Psychological Society (BPS).

The Occupational Psychology Masters is targeted at those wanting to become Chartered Occupational Psychologists.
Who Should AttendThe MSc Business Psychology is targeted at individuals with a background in business and an interest in the application of psychology to business contexts, such as Human Resource Management.

The MSc Occupational Psychology is targeted at those students wishing to continue their training towards Chartered Status in the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology.

The programme is taught in blocks, with each module being two blocks of two days (Friday and Saturday). The days are organized into blocks of different learning activities, e.g. presentation/facilitation by the tutor, practical exercises (individual and/or group task), discussion and reflection. Importantly, between the blocks the students are supported with additional reading, provided in the form of primary source articles, book chapters and practitioner journal articles. The programme has an 80% attendance requirement.

A sample of available modules includes:

Advanced Research AnalysisThis module aims to consolidate undergraduate research abilities, and equip the student with the skills necessary to undertake Masters level research

Personnel Selection and AssessmentThis module introduces the student to the means of fulfilling the organisational need to have people in work positions that either have the characteristics required for effective performance

Personal DevelopmentThis module introduces the student to the assessing of performance, and level of performance, of people working for an organisation.

Human FactorsThis module introduces the student to the concept that whilst human performance in any task might be affected by anatomical and psychophysiological limitations.

Organisations and the EmployeeThis module introduces the student to the wide range of theories of motivation in the workplace, management systems and relations between management and employees.

For the Occupational Psychology Masters a First or Second Class Honours Degree which has accreditation from the British Psychological Society.For the Business Psychology Masters a First or Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline.You may be considered for the Business Psychology Degree if you have other qualifications or experience that demonstrate the possession of the required knowledge and skills. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C) TOEFL paper-based test score : 570 TOEFL iBT® test: 88 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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