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Occupational and Organizational Psychology

University of Sussex · University of Sussex Business School

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. Applicants with a lower second class (2.2) degree with at least 57%, or work experience, will also be considered on an individual basis

Your qualification should be in psychology or a relevant subject (e.g., business and management, sociology, health care), and demonstrate a high level of research methodology.

Months of entry


Course content

If you’re interested in how people think and behave at work – and in helping them optimise their wellbeing and performance – this is the course for you. You’ll learn to play a key role in developing knowledge, and to influence best practice and policy in the workplace, both today and in the rapidly changing workplace of the future.

Taught by the School of Psychology and the University of Sussex Business School, you’ll gain valuable skills and knowledge in:

  • psychological assessment at work
  • learning, training and development
  • leadership, engagement and motivation
  • wellbeing and work
  • organisational design, change and development.
The course will also cover issues relevant to the future of work, bringing you the latest thinking on a range of topics such as digital connectivity, relational attachment at work, class and masculinity, attitudes to diversity, consumer psychology and modern leadership.
You may have the opportunity to secure an internship through our local professional partnerships, along with applied research project offerings.
Accreditation and partnerships
  • This course is accredited against the requirements for Stage 1 of the route to chartership for becoming an occupational psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Taking a BPS-accredited course is necessary if you wish to pursue a career as an occupational psychologist, and work towards chartered status. Those wishing to achieve Stage 1 accreditation must hold Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the BPS.
  • Our professional networks include Roffey Park Institute and the Institute for Employment Studies (IES). Both are involved with our students through the provision of specialist sessions, professional mentoring and other ad-hoc opportunities.

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

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