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Take the next steps to becoming a Chartered Occupational Psychologist on this one-year BPS-accredited course looking at the science of how people and groups behave at work.
Are you a Psychology graduate looking to work as an Occupational Psychologist? This advanced course gives you a route into occupational psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
The MSc Organisational Psychology takes the psychological principles and theories you learned in your first degree and helps you apply them to the world of work. As well as increasing your knowledge, the course arms you with the theoretical understanding and practical skills required by the Division of Occupational Psychology of the BPS in the following eight required areas: training, organisational development, employee relations and motivation, design of environments/health and safety, human/machine interaction, counselling and personal development, performance appraisal and career development, and selection in organisations.
Duration: 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time.
Progression and assessment Assessment across the course units varies, but includes a combination of examinations, essay style and other forms of coursework and, in some cases, assessed presentations. A dissertation of between 12,000 and 25,000 words is also normally undertaken
Career opportunities The majority of graduates pursue the practical experience required to become Chartered Occupational Psychologists. This is usually carried out within consultancy firms or within specialist sections of large organisations. Graduates are employed as internal consultants in large commercial and industrial organisations, in HR departments, in the Police, the NHS and as management consultants. Recent recruiters include: Royal Bank of Scotland, Reed Consulting, Occupational Psychology Group and AC Neilson.
We have a number of scholarships available across all our Masters programmes - Information can be found here
MSc Organisational Psychology course was re-accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for a further six years, with no conditions. We are only one of 19 schools in the UK to be accredited by the BPS to offer the Masters course that allows students to become a Chartered Occupational Psychologist.
The BPS advises students always to choose a BPS accredited course to maximise their future options.