If taking the occupational psychology route, you will be required to have:
- Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society or an equivalent psychology degree (minimum 2:2)
- This route is accredited by the British Psychological Society. On completion of the MSc this allows you to undertake the British Psychological Society stage 2 qualification and qualify for professional practice as an occupational psychologist.
If taking the consumer psychology route, you will be required to have:
- a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent with at least 50% comprising psychology in areas such as social psychology, personality and research methods
For the business and consumer psychology routes we also welcome applications from those with a business, consumer psychology, marketing or advertising background.
These routes are accredited by the Association of British Psychology.
Professional qualifications or workplace experience will be considered on an individual basis.
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
Months of entry
This cutting edge, skills-based postgraduate degree, accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Association for Business Psychology (ABP), enables you to select a pathway of occupational, business or consumer psychology and integrates multiple threads into one course to widen the scope for practical application and employment.
More about this course
From learning how to select the best employees to developing advanced research skills, this postgraduate degree will prepare you for professional practice in a wide spectrum of careers.
Examining work and wellbeing, and motivation and engagement, alongside current research on leadership and consumer psychology, our experienced staff and guest lecturers share up-to-the minute practitioner insight.
You will study of occupational, business and consumer psychology in an industry context. Areas of analysis include recruitment and selection, training and development, stress management, work and wellbeing, motivation, engagement and leadership, organisational change, coaching and performance management. The course also examines the psychology of branding and consumer behaviour.
We have extensive professional networks and the University has a long-established reputation, successfully running psychology courses for over 20 years. You will enjoy an ongoing series of research seminars and links with European universities.
The degree also offers the BPS test user qualification as part of the course. Designed for professionals who use psychological or psychometric tests as part of their role, this nationally and internationally recognised qualification in test use also gives you free access to restricted psychometric and psychological tests, discounted rates on five Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) training courses and many more benefits besides.
Our lecturers are leaders in their field and are often called upon by the media to provide their expertise. Read ITV’s report by Course Leader Gary Pheiffer writing on the consumer psychology of retail sales.
Assessment is through academic essays, examinations, logbooks of professional practice, group work, client reports, oral presentations, formal research proposals and a dissertation.
This course is accredited by the Association for Business Psychology.
If you choose to take the occupational psychology route, this is also accredited by the British Psychological Society.
Information for international students
Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Office
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