Entry requirements

A British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited honours degree (2:1 or above) in Psychology or equivalent international qualification, plus evidence of numerical proficiency. Applicants with a 2:2 and relevant work experience may be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Work Psychology programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is designed for those who hold a BPS-accredited undergraduate degree in Psychology.

Our MSc Work Psychology programme is especially suited to you if you wish to develop a career as an occupational psychologist. It is also suitable for you, if you want to apply your knowledge of psychology in personnel functions, human resource management roles or as business consultants in areas such as selection and assessment, organisational development and change and employee development.

Completion of this BPS-accredited programme fulfils the requirements of the Stage 1 qualification for those wishing to go on to eventually become a HCPC-registered Occupational Psychologist.

You will receive in-depth training by experienced researchers and practitioners to equip you to understand and evaluate a wide range of psychological theories that can be applied in organisational settings. This is integrated with practical training on how to apply relevant theory to influence important business decisions.

Throughout this organisational psychology master’s there is a strong emphasis on developing critical thinking and consultancy skills as well as the ability to work effectively within a wide range of organisational stakeholders. You will extend and cement your practical skills by completing a research project that allows you to apply your knowledge to an organisational issue.

A blended learning, block teaching approach is used to make the course equally accessible to both full-time students and part-time students in full-time employment looking to further develop their career.

Who should study this programme?

Our MSc Work Psychology programme is ideal for graduates looking to study a BPS-accredited MSc to develop a career as an Occupational Psychologist, or a related career in human resource management, personnel or business consultancy. It is specifically designed for those with a BPS-accredited undergraduate degree in Psychology.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


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
  • Further details of qualification

    Our part time option is taught by block teaching

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 223621