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Occupational Psychology MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Occupational Psychology

Course type


Course Summary

The course has been designed to meet the accreditation criteria of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Occupational Psychology and provide Stage 1 of the occupational route for eligibility to chartered membership, provided you possess Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from your undergraduate studies. As such, it provides a thorough empirical, theoretical and methodological introduction to the field of occupational psychology. We place a significant emphasis on professional research methods, developing your knowledge and skills in planning, carrying out, analysing and writing about research in applied psychology. You’ll gain a sophisticated awareness of problems, issues and ethics in applied research in psychology, such as confidentiality and data protection.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include applied case studies and reports, essay, reviews, posters and presentations. This course is predominantly assessed by coursework.

The skills gained from successfully completing this course will help prepare you for senior management roles in a range of different settings, including human resources, business development, personnel selection, career development, training, marketing, advertising and management. The learning and teaching style is designed to aid independent learning and develop entrepreneurial skills, so that you may also consider self-employment as an option.

Different course options

Full time | Coventry University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



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, and human resources) at the level of 2:2 or above; and evidence of particular achievements at undergraduate level which indicate strengths in occupational psychology.

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