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MSc Occupational and Business Psychology

MSc Occupational and Business Psychology

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Full time | University of Roehampton | 1 year | JAN-23

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Organisational Psychology Business Studies

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Course Summary


This MSc is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). This programme can be a step towards becoming either a chartered occupational psychologist or business psychologist.

This hybrid programme is both scientific and evidence-informed, skill-based, and practical, and will teach you how to become practitioners and consultants.

If you have a keen interest in understanding how psychology can be applied to work and business, such as management consultants, executive coaches, HR practitioners, career advisors, business executives, and proprietors, then this MSc in Occupational and Business Psychology is for you.

You will cover the theoretical areas specified by the Division of Occupational Psychology of the British Psychological Society as a necessary basis for occupational psychology Chartership. In addition, you will be introduced to practical and professional issues in occupational and business psychology throughout the programme, with organisational visits and a specific assessed component entitled Evidence Informed Practice.

This course is designed for people working in organisations who wish to learn the theory and skills of applying psychology to organisations and work. This programme is most appropriate professional training for those wishing to apply the science of psychology to business and occupational settings, while retaining the academic rigours of a Masters-level programme. Roehampton is also in the process of seeking accreditation for the Association of Business Psychology.

Career Options

On completion of your learning journey, you will be a practitioner-ready graduate with a range of skills to apply psychology to business and occupational settings. Alternatively, some graduates may prefer to work within the context of human resources, as a Career/Executive Coach, or as Qualified BPS Test User: ability and personality.


This workshop-style module will help students develop the essential skills required to becoming a consultant within the occupational and business psychology space.

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Entry requirements

You need minimum 2.2 honours degree in Psychology, Business Management or Human Resource Management. Those entering with a psychology degree recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC), will be able to use credits obtained from this programme to apply to do the Stage 2 Qualification in Occupational Psychology and apply for Chartership status with the BPS after completing the course.

University information

Located in South-West London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The university has a long history dating back over 180 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more