Taught course

Organizational Psychology

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · Organizational Psychology
Qualifications
MScPGCert

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Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above. Work experience of any kind is desirable.

To proceed to Stage 2 of accreditation with the British Psychological Society (BPS), you need to fulfil the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered (GBC) Membership of the BPS. This requires a BPS-recognised qualification in psychology.

Management development professionals and consultants without an undergraduate degree but with suitable professional qualifications or significant work experience in a range of organisations may be considered in line with Birkbeck’s mission of widening participation.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Offered for both face-to-face evening study at Birkbeck and via network (distance) learning, our highly respected MSc Organizational Psychology will develop your understanding of people and organisations within the context of both occupational psychology and organisational behaviour.

Teaching on the course is informed by cutting-edge research in the field and you will be encouraged to engage in critical thinking and to reflect on theory and practice. You will also acquire applied research skills in preparation for an independent research project on a subject that interests you.

You will be taught by leading academics and practitioners who have a wealth of experience in supporting and encouraging students who are studying in the evening or via network learning.

Network learning at Birkbeck differs from traditional distance learning, as it includes attendance at termly weekend workshops and tutor-facilitated computer conferencing, in addition to online materials. The five weekend workshops are an integral part of the network learning programme, introducing students to the content and structure for the upcoming term as well as providing an opportunity to network and work together.

Whether you join us in the evening or via network learning, ours is a friendly, welcoming community of learners who are keen to work hard, share their professional experience with classmates and network and make contacts.

The course requires a commitment of approximately 18 hours (part-time) or 35 hours (full-time) of study a week. Please discuss in your personal statement how this time will fit in alongside your existing work, family and personal commitments.

This course is also available for full-time accelerated network learning over one year or as a two-term part-time Postgraduate Certificate starting in January.

Highlights
  • This degree provides the materials to enhance or develop your career in organisational psychology, management, human resources, training and development or consultancy.
  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society as providing the knowledge base for progress towards professional qualification as an occupational psychologist.
  • You will have access to an extensive range of electronic resources for each module.
  • Celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2022, Birkbeck's Department of Organizational Psychology was the first department of occupational psychology in the UK. We continue to play a distinctive role in British occupational psychology - and, increasingly, within organisational behaviour. We have been delivering programmes by network learning for nearly 30 years and we are established experts in using digital technologies to create and maintain an engaged and supportive learning environment for our students.
  • Network learning students attend five weekend workshops. These are non-residential and run from late on Friday afternoon through to lunchtime on Sunday. There are evening activities at all the workshops. (Please note: you must be able to attend the first weekend workshop, normally the last weekend in September, if you wish to be accepted onto the course.)

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this course is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests.

If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses and foundation programmes to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    7 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Student Advice Service
Email
studentadvice@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 3907 0700