Taught course

Organisational and Consumer Psychology

London Metropolitan University · Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing

Entry requirements

Successful applicants will normally have a good psychology degree (minimum 2:2). For those wishing to follow the Occupational Psychology route and undertake the BPS chartership post MSc (stage 2 qualification) and to qualify for professional practice as an Occupational Psychologist, a GBC or equivalent psychology degree will be required. For Business and Consumer routes normally a 2:2 Honours Degree, or equivalent, containing at least 50% psychology in areas such as social psychology, personality and research methods. We would also welcome applications from those a business/consumer psychology, marketing or advertising background. Those with relevant professional qualifications or extensive professional experience will also be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This MSc will prepare you for professional practice in the workplace. Drawing together the strands of consumer, business and occupational/organisational psychology, graduates will be effective in improving profitability and performance at work. Students may select a pathway in either Occupational, Business or Consumer Psychology.

The course provides knowledge, skill, and understanding in the core areas of the field of business,organisational, occupational and consumer psychology. The course has excellent links with industry as well an engagement with research through the ongoing research seminars.The teaching approach is experiential and emphasises how theory is applied in practice, so all lectures include a practical component to highlight how psychology research may influence the workplace.

The course aims to enhance understanding of human behaviour within the workplace, covering topics such as:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Training
  • Stress management
  • Work and wellbeing
  • Work design
  • Work motivation
  • Designing and facilitating organisational change
  • Workplace coaching
  • Design of effective performance management processes.
  • Psychology of branding
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Psychology of advertising
Career opportunities

Previous graduates on related courses have been employed as: occupational psychologists, management consultants, recruitment consultants, researchers, performance consultants, business psychologists, training consultants, HR practitioners, organisational change practitioners, and career consultants.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Scott Mason