Taught course

Occupational and Organisational Psychology

Northumbria University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

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Entry requirements

Please contact our Admissions team for details of entry requirements for this new course

Months of entry


Course content

Psychologists appreciate the link between how people operate at work and the overall performance of an organisation. They view organisations as social systems and understand how practices can affect an individual’s level of motivation and satisfaction, which in turn affects performance.

This full-time MSc programme equips students with the theoretical and practical knowledge they will need to work in occupational and organisational psychology and other related occupations such as human resources, consultancy and organisational development. The programme provides a comprehensive introduction to the major aspects of the discipline, skills in critical analysis and enquiry and an opportunity to develop core professional skills. Students will also meet practising occupational psychologists through an invited speakers programme.

Students will gain a solid knowledge foundation in the core areas of professional occupational and organisational psychology practise. They will develop skills in applied work psychology (including interviewing, training, coaching), build team working and communication skills and increase competence in psychometrics and organisational analysis. Students will also gain firsthand practical experience of a range of assessment and intervention techniques including completion of the Certificates of Competence in the use of Ability testing. We support you in using these experiences to develop your own areas of expertise in work-based and research settings.

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.5 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5 Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444