Organizational Psychology

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 11.2 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 21.2 k / Year(s)  
160 place StudyQA ranking:5840 Duration:12 months

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Our MSc Organizational Psychology is ideal if you want to work as a practitioner organizational psychologist or academic researcher, and already have a British Psychological Society-accredited degree in psychology or a related discipline.

You will benefit from the expertise of academic and practitioner psychologists who are established experts and leaders in the field of organizational psychology.

This Masters will provide you with the skills and knowledge to apply psychological principles and methods to the unique challenges facing 21st century organisations. You will gain understanding of the core psychological science base while broadening your career options by enhancing your commercial awareness.

You will gain an appreciation of business management through modules in commercial and professional skills, learning from expert practitioners working within organizational psychology.

The programme gives you opportunities to examine individual, group and organizational effectiveness by exploring issues such as selection and assessment, as well as configuring groups and teams. You will also consider the latest topics, including managing innovation, change management and designing complex socio-technical systems.


Business savvy, with a broad appreciation of the financial, strategic and operational workings of contemporary organizations, our graduates will be strongly positioned to enter careers in the public or private sectors, equally adept as dedicated consulting organizational psychologists or human resource specialists.
As a Masters student you will be able to access support from our Professional Development Tutor and a module dedicated to Commercial and Professional Skills, which will help you develop key skills including networking and negotiating, and put you in touch with potential employers.

Core Modules

  • Organizational Psychology and the Effectiveness of Contemporary Work Organizations
  • Personnel Selection, Training and Development
  • Design of Complex Human-Technical Systems
  • Organizational Development and Change
  • Commercial and Professional Skills for Organizational Psychologists
  • Research Design and Analysis for Organizational Psychology



You will need a BPS accredited psychology degree.Applicants who hold an undergraduate degree in psychology from an overseas institution maybe eligible if the degree is BPS accredited. It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact the BPS to check if their degree is accredited. The BPS Accreditation Team can be contacted by emailing you are not from the UK please visit equivalent qualifications to find out about entry requirements from non-UK countries.English Language RequirementsIf English is not your first language you need to attain one of the following:TOEFL iBT: At least 100 overall with a minimum of 23 in Listening, 23 in Reading, 25 in Speaking and 24 in Writing.IELTS test you need to achieve a score of 6.5 or more in each section and an overall score of 7. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 100 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.


Covering the full range of topics required for professional recognition by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health Professions Council, the programme incorporates knowledge from related subject areas of business and management studies to provide a more complete picture of the context in which organizational psychologists operate. Graduation from this programme fulfils stage one of the requirements for Chartered Membership of BPS and full membership of the Division of Occupational Psychology.

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