Taught course

Occupational and Organisational Psychology

University of East London · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.2 honours degree (or equivalent) in psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society as conferring the graduate basis of registration with the Society. Work experience is an advantage but not essential.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme addresses organisational functioning from individual and group perspectives. It examines internal factors such as organisational communication and organisational culture as well as external factors such as the impact of technological change on the wellbeing, motivation and performance of workers. It considers many different types of organisation, asking how the input of all stakeholders can be maximised for both quality of life and productivity.

This programme provides professional training for those wishing to become chartered occupational psychologists, whilst retaining the academic rigours of a masters degree. Delivered through lectures, visits, guest speakers, experiential learning and individual and group work, the programme offers a strong emphasis both on the development of skills that can be transferred into real-world settings and upon reflective experiential learning.

The full-time route is of one year's duration, taught over one day each week, with six additional specialist workshops throughout the year. The part-time route takes two years and is taught over one afternoon each week, with six additional specialist workshops across the two years. Entry points are in September & February each year.
Career opportunities

The MSc will be used by practising occupational psychologists, HR professionals, teachers and independent consultants, and as an entry criterion for our Doctorate in Occupational Psychology. People who have completed the MSc have gone on to work for many large commercial organisations, some of the world's leading consultancies, and many different government departments both in the UK and abroad. Other routes include involvement with trades unions, transport companies and charities where project work of an original nature is undertaken.

Information for international students

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then an IELTS score (or equivalent) of 6.5 (with at least a minimum score of 6 in all components) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
8 months
part time
16 months


full time
4 months
part time
8 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978