Taught course

Organisational and Social Psychology

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Institute of Social Psychology

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree or equivalent, with a considered interest in the area covered by the MSc.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Organisational and Social Psychology focuses on understanding the interaction between organisations, and the people who lead and work within them.

We draw on the best social science research to build and teach new insights for diagnosing organisational problems, explaining activity, and improving organisational capabilities.

The programme is informed by a rigorous approach to psychology theory and methodology, and contextualises organisational issues within relevant public debates and societal trends. It addresses, at its core, the interface between social psychological processes and organisational systems, and how these shape the performance and well-being of individuals and institutions.

The programme is of benefit to both recent graduates who wish to specialise in an applied area of psychology, and those with experience of working in organisations and organisational consultancy.

The MSc can lead into careers within the following areas: management consultancy, human resource management, organisational development and change, behavioural insights research, training and skills development, and risk management.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613