Entry requirements

A good honours degree in Psychology which is recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership.

Evidence of numerical proficiency, as demonstrated through the study of mathematical or statistical subjects in some part of the first degree.
Applicants with a lower second class degree may be considered if they have considerable relevant work experience.

This programme is BPS accredited.

Months of entry


Course content

Interested in learning how to apply psychological principles as a force for positive change within business? Join our MSc Work Psychology, accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Understanding how people think, feel and behave in the workplace is key to supporting individuals, getting the best out of teams, and enhancing an organisation’s efficiency and growth.

This programme is for students with a BPS accredited psychology undergraduate degree who want to deepen their knowledge in this specialist area, or gain Stage 1 of the Chartered Psychologist and Registered Occupational Psychologist qualification.

If you have an undergraduate degree in a related field that isn’t BPS accredited, you can take the MSc Business Psychology, which is our mirror course with different accreditation.

Apply your learning to real-world challenges

On the MSc Work Psychology, you’ll deepen your knowledge of the principles, models and theories of psychology. Crucially, you’ll develop your ability to apply them to a wide range of business issues including change management, employee selection, leadership and wellbeing.

Exploring these topics in the context of contemporary issues such as AI, hybrid working and sustainability, you’ll leave brilliantly prepared to address some of the most pressing challenges facing organisations today and into the future.

Extend and cement your skills through consultancy skills workshops, and gain experience that will give you the edge when applying for future roles by completing a research project in an area of your choice.

Block teaching for full immersion in each module

Whether you choose to study full or part-time, each module is delivered as a two week block ­– meaning you’ll be immersed in that topic through online activities, workshops, presentations and discussion.

Taught by academics and professionals with experience of various sectors, the programme has a strong emphasis on practical skills relevant to the world of work, such as ethical practice, communicating to different audiences and the consultancy cycle. So you’ll graduate ready to make an impact whatever sector you choose to go into.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 - 48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Our part time option is taught by block teaching

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 222496