Taught course

Occupational Psychology

University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

  • You should have a good Honours degree in Psychology (lower second class or above). Eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society is desirable, though not essential.
  • Applicants may be required to attend an interview at the University of Wolverhampton before being accepted onto this course
  • We will ask for appropriate references

Months of entry


Course content

Occupational psychology brings the science of psychology to the world of work. Researching a wide variety of areas in employment, high performance, wellbeing, team performance, equality, and ethics: Occupational Psychologists provide consultancy and intervention programmes to employers and staff. You will learn to improve team performance by working with employers to create healthy and motivating working environments; using the latest research in human performance to help companies and individuals reach their potential. Teaching on this course is informed by leading-edge research, and offers opportunities toward joining the field as a critical thinking leader.


Our MSc Occupational Psychology provides an ideal platform on which to launch your career, and progress toward Stage 2 training. Training provides a foundation in the use of scientific methods to improve performance in the workplace. We integrate theory and research, skill development and practice by developing the necessary subject matter expertise in our students so that they tactically improve organisational performance, and increase the effectiveness, satisfaction and wellbeing of

teams and individuals at work. It is a programme of professional development designed to develop competencies the assessment and intervention related to issues in the workplace. You will gain expertise in research, and the application of theoretical models to complex issues in team environments. The programme brings training in advanced concepts in Psychology, and enables you to develop your understanding of how theories and models may be applied to various workplace and business issues, such as the assessment of individual performance in the workplace, organisational behaviour, and leadership strategies.

You will learn how to use professional development tools, develop training interventions, and oversee change management processes that consider human wellbeing.

Information for international students

You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01902 32 22 22