Taught course

Occupational Psychology

University of Gloucestershire · Department of Natural and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

You will need at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in psychology. You should be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered membership of the BPS. EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in writing and in any other band) or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

On this British Psychology Society (BPS) accredited programme we consider you an Occupational Psychologist in training. As such, we will support you in building a competency portfolio as preparation for work in many types of modern organisation.

The course focuses on preparing you for a career in occupational psychology, including the development of consultancy skills. We use case studies and practical exercises rooted in commercial realism to expose you to issues facing businesses, including talent acquisition, leadership development and employee wellbeing. We invite experienced business leaders to present a practical problem, challenging you to conduct a quick-time assessment and pitch a solution. To maximise your value to employers, while you follow the BPS curriculum on talent acquisition, you will also undertake the qualifications Test User Ability (TUA) and Test User Personality (TUP)*.

The course benefits from an outstanding programme of guest speakers, who apply occupational psychology in all kinds of contexts. You will explore real-world challenges, such as the impact of artificial intelligence on work, and the impact of toxic leaders on an organisation’s reputation. We have excellent links with employers of occupational psychologists, and course participants can focus their dissertations on topics relevant to their chosen career paths.

*Cost of training and assessment for TUA and TUP is included in course fees.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months


part time
8 months
full time
4 months

Course contact details

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