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MSc Occupational Psychology

Why choose this course?

  • 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 have the opportunity to attain the British Psychological Society's (BPS) Test User: Occupational (Ability; formerly known as Level A) and Test User: Occupational (Personality; formerly known as Level B) Certificates in Occupational Testing.
  • 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.

Typical modules may include:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Counselling in Organisations
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Organisational Change, Development and Employee Relations
  • Human Factors in the Workplace
  • Professional Practice
  • Psychological Assessment and Measurement
  • Training in Organisations
  • Research dissertation

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