Taught course

Occupational Psychology

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants must be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society - normally achieved by the completion of an appropriately accredited UK-based undergraduate degree in Psychology and will possess an honours degree in psychology at first class or upper second class level. Relevant work experience will also be taken into consideration. Applicants for whom English is not their first language must be able to demonstrate IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. All students must have a PC and the internet, as they will be studying online. Technical support will be offered if difficulties arise. The closing date for applications to the course, which begins in January is 1 December of the preceding year. You will be asked to complete an application form and provide evidence of your degree classification and your eligibility for GBC. You will also be required to provide two references, at least one of which should include comments on your academic ability.

Months of entry


Course content


This course runs once a year from January.

Occupational Psychologists apply the science of psychology in work-based settings.

The Occupational Psychology MSc is an online course accredited by the British Psychological Society. The course provides a thorough grounding in the theory and practical skills central to the application of psychological research in the workplace.

Why choose this course?

The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and was designed to cover the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology core curriculum.

The online delivery of materials, activities and discussion opportunities enables students to learn at their own pace, combining work and family life with study.

The course has been developed and delivered by an experienced course team which includes Registered Occupational Psychologists and Chartered Members of the Division of Occupational Psychology as well as sitting on the BPS Board of Assessors in Occupational Psychology.

What will I learn?

The course will give you a unique opportunity to study an area of applied psychology at a distance, using our high quality and interactive web-based learning methods, while being able to take advantage of short residential schools.

The course runs January to December with a two day induction session in January of the first year and one four day residential schools in June of year 1. A further one day attendance based session is run in year two to introduce the dissertation. Residential schools are a mandatory part of this course and must be attended by all students.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office

Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office
024 7765 4321