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.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
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.