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Organisational Psychology (accelerated distance learning) MSc

Organisational Psychology (accelerated distance learning) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Organisational Psychology

Course type


Course Summary

This highly respected Master's degree will develop your understanding of people and organisations and knowledge of occupational psychology and organisational behaviour. Network learning at Birkbeck differs from traditional distance learning, as it includes attendance at termly weekend workshops and tutor-facilitated computer conferencing, in addition to online materials. The five weekend workshops are an integral part of the network learning programme and cover topics such as life career development, organisational change, and employee relations and motivation.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework.

Graduates go in to careers in psychology, human resources and management. Possible professions include occupational psychologist, human resources officer, or probation officer. This degree may also be useful within management roles, including management consultant, retail manager, or logistics and distribution manager.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


1 year

Start date



This module covers key issues in organisational research that apply to both academic and applied contexts. Three main areas are covered, including (a) foundations of research, including ethics, epistemology, ontology, theories, reliability, validity, databases, literature searches, writing research questions and hypotheses, avoiding plagiarism, and practical issues when engaging with a research project; (b) qualitative methods, including assumptions, paradigms, reflexivity, value and credibility, data gathering and analytic techniques, interviews, thematic analysis, collecting and analysing digital data, discourse analysis, and visual approaches; and (c) quantitative methods, including item and scale analysis, an introduction to generalisability theory, multiple regression, factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modelling.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements: Students need a good first degree (usually the equivalent of 2:2 or above). Work experience of any kind is desirable. Standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and their professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more

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