A 2:1 honours degree with significant coverage of psychology, research methods and statistics topics.
Months of entry
About the course
This course can involve a research project in a real-world organisation, which will demand effective communication, negotiation and project management skills.
Recent research projects include a performance management project for a large organisation, working with a company in the insurance sector on change management, and a review of a law firm’s reward system.
If you’re already eligible for the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, you can study for the MSc Occupational Psychology. This degree is recognised by the BPS. It helps you on your way towards chartered psychologist status.
If you’re not eligible for BPS membership, you can take the MSc Work Psychology. This degree is not recognised by the BPS but it will help you develop the skills you need for research and practice as an occupational psychologist.
Our graduates work for companies such as Adidas, ASDA, Boots, ExxonMobil, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Pepsico International, Sainsbury’s and Vodafone. Their job titles include Head of Business Enhancement, Management Consultant, Product Marketing Manager, Web Marketing Consultant and Campaign Manager.
An MBA can help you change direction or progress faster within your organisation. A specialist MSc can take you into a particular field of management such as human resources, finance or marketing. You might be inspired to set up a company of your own.
How we teach
We teach management from a truly global perspective, and our courses are based on pioneering research into the challenges faced by businesses everywhere.
We’ll teach you how to identify opportunities, solve problems and inspire others. Many of our teaching staff are world-class researchers working in policy-relevant areas. Our courses are based on their research.
We bring in guest speakers from business, local government and industry. You can apply to carry out a project with an external organisation as part of your course. We also offer you the chance to spend the summer at another university overseas.
The perfect learning environment
Sheffield University Management School moved to a newly refurbished building in 2013. Close to the Students’ Union, Sheffield city centre and the Peak District, these high-quality facilities are designed to stimulate study and the exchange of ideas.
The School is Triple Crown accredited, placing it in the top one per cent of business schools globally. Courses are also accredited by EQUIS and AACSB, as well as specialist institutions including the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, and the Institute of Consulting. For more about accreditation see our website.
Courses at the Institute of Work Psychology (IWP)
The IWP is an international centre for research in occupational and organisational psychology. As part of the Management School, its taught programmes are ideal for students who are considering careers in business consultancy, human resource management or organisational research.
- Work Design, Organisational Change and Development
- Applying Psychology to Work and Organisations
- Leadership, Engagement and Motivation
- Learning, Training and Development
- Research Methods for Occupational Psychologists
- Selection and Psychological Testing in Organisations
- Statistical Methods for Occupational Psychologists
- Well-being and Work
Lectures and workshops.
Written work, examinations and research dissertation.
Information for international students
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
- +44 (0)114 222 3376