Taught course

Business / Occupational Psychology

University of Worcester · Psychology and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

For the Occupational Psychology Masters a First or Second Class Honours Degree which has accreditation from the British Psychological Society. For the Business Psychology Masters a First or Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline. You may be considered for the Business Psychology Degree if you have other qualifications or experience that demonstrate the possession of the required knowledge and skills.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Psychology has long been applied to the workplace, and has become one of the main professional practice areas for many managers and supervisors of staff.
Applications of the major theories and models of business/occupational psychology occur in the practices of, for example, personnel assessment, selection and training the design of work environments, implementation of training interventions, management of careers, motivation and development of staff and the management of organisational change.
This innovative development at the University of Worcester presents two postgraduate qualifications that apply psychology to business and organisations in general.
The Business Psychology MSc is open to students with a non-psychology related degree, although some elements of psychology or business should have been previously studied.
The Occupational Psychology MSc is only open to those students who hold a psychology degree with Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR) from the British Psychological Society (BPS).
The Occupational Psychology Masters is targeted at those wanting to become Chartered Occupational Psychologists.
The programme is taught in blocks, with each module being two blocks of two days (Friday and Saturday). The days are organized into blocks of different learning activities, e.g. presentation/facilitation by the tutor, practical exercises (individual and/or group task), discussion and reflection. Importantly, between the blocks the students are supported with additional reading, provided in the form of primary source articles, book chapters and practitioner journal articles

Information for international students

This course can be studied full-time in one year.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Employer or self funded.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
48 months


full time
12 months
part time
48 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment75
Dissertation25 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Matthew Jellis
+44 (0)1905 855096