Taught course

Occupational and Organisational Psychology

Northumbria University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

January, April, July, September

Course content

The Occupational and Organisational Psychology MSc will open up new possibilities for graduates from a range of backgrounds.

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as Stage 1 training,the Occupational and Organisational Psychology MSc can be a step towards becoming a Chartered Occupational Psychologist for psychology graduates who already have the BPS Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC), which can be completed prior to, or following, this degree.

The course is also suitable for graduates working in areas such as HR, consultancy or management who want to gain a better understanding of psychology in the workplace, well being, selection, engagement, and learning and development.

This employment focused course delivers a mix of theory and practice, using real-life examples to bring the subject to life and preparing you with the practical competencies for your career.

In order for a business to reach its full potential, it must have the support and commitment of its staff. Therefore, it is essential to consider the roles of the employer and employee, in order to evaluate the impact on an organisation.

A successful and ethical business places the well being of its staff at the core of its business model, with that in mind you will study the following modules as part of your master's;

  • employee selection and assessment
  • workplace well being
  • learning and development in organisations
  • psychological research methods.

A unique and exciting aspect of this course is that you will gain a psychometric testing qualification, the Certificate in Occupational Testing, in addition to the core curriculum. This opens up additional opportunities for you to gain certificates in occupational testing for ability and personality.

These additional qualifications will be a real boost to your career and employment opportunities. You will graduate with a notable advantage, to help you stand out in a competitive job market.

You will also get to specialise in a particular area of interest through your thesis. This can include carrying out live projects with a range of organisations including, small medium enterprises, local authorities and NHS Trusts.

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
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444