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Occupational Psychology MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Occupational Psychology

Course type


Course Summary


If you enjoy working in a business environment and are interested in how to improve effectiveness at both a corporate and individual level, this professionally accredited course sets you on the path to becoming a practising Occupational Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist.

Accredited by British Psychological Society (BPS), the course confers stage one of two training levels required to be a registered Occupational Psychologist. You’ll be taught by our highly respected and experienced course team, which includes staff who are qualified themselves, who sit on the BPS Board of Assessors in Occupational Psychology and the Division of Occupational Psychology Training Committee, which promotes the professional interests of occupational psychologists.

You should gain a thorough grounding in the theory and practical skills necessary to apply evidence-based social psychological research in the workplace. We cover a wide range of topics, such as work and wellbeing, psychological assessment at work, leadership, engagement and motivation and learning, training and development.

How you'll be assessed

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. This course is predominantly assessed by coursework but also include a research methods class test.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Different course options

Full time | Coventry University | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Psychological Assessment at Work
Research Methods in the Workplace
Work and Wellbeing
Applying Psychology to the Workplace 
Dissertation in Occupational Psychology
Learning, Training and Development
Project Planning and Ethics 
Work Design, Organisational Change and Development 
Global Professional Development - Consultancy 
Leadership, Engagement and Motivation

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

Admission to the course requires a level of psychological knowledge and skills which is normally provided by an accredited Honours degree in Psychology. We also require some study of research methods at Undergraduate level. Those that do not hold a degree in psychology require: evidence of practical experience in a relevant area; evidence of a relevant undergraduate degree with research methods training (e.g. business, science, human resources) at the level of 2:2 or above; evidence of particular achievements at undergraduate level which indicate strengths in occupational psychology. You will be asked to complete an application form and provide evidence of your degree classification.

University information

Coventry University is famed for its top-class student support facilities, including the Jaguar Centre, which was designed specifically to support postgraduate students. Postgraduate courses are offered in an array of subjects like Creative Writing, Social Work, Financial Management, Aerospace Engineering and Psychology. You can gain a postgraduate qualification through teaching, online learning or research. Options include: Certificate...more