Taught course

Occupational Psychology

University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

You should have a good Honours degree in Psychology, as well as eligibility for Graduate Basis for Registration with the British Psychological Society. You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent). 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

  • This is an applied programme integrating theory, practice, skills and research
  • The course is designed to acquaint you with psychological perspectives on workplace issues, and to develop a range of transferable skills that will be relevant to the occupational psychology practitioner
  • You will attain the British Psychological Society (BPS) Level A Certificate in Occupational Testing as part of the course and you will have the opportunity for Level B (intermediate) Certificate training
  • You will be able to use some of the best-equipped psychology research facilities in UK higher education
  • You will gain an understanding of occupational psychology within the wider business context through professional practice sessions
  • You will gain the ability to apply psychological theory to workplace settings, and to critically analyse work situations
  • You will develop your problem-solving abilities, your research awareness, and your critical evaluation of research findings
  • You will have the opportunity to join the Work, Well-being and Organisation Research Group (WWORG) and will be encouraged to present your research at relevant conferences
  • Furthermore, you will pick up new competencies in statistics and/or qualitative analyses, and be able to apply research methodologies to work-based investigations
  • The small cohort of students ensures a sense of genuine community and collaboration

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5; or equivalent English proficiency. Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/fees-and-costs/postgraduate-fees/
International students
Visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/fees-and-costs/postgraduate-fees/

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

0800 953 3222