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MSc Work Psychology Degree

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Organisational Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Our MSc Work Psychology programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is designed for those who hold a BPS-accredited undergraduate degree in Psychology.

Our MSc Work Psychology programme is especially suited to you if you wish to develop a career as an occupational psychologist. It is also suitable for you, if you want to apply your knowledge of psychology in personnel functions, human resource management roles or as business consultants in areas such as selection and assessment, organisational development and change and employee development.

Completion of this BPS-accredited programme fulfils the requirements of the Stage 1 qualification for those wishing to go on to eventually become a HCPC-registered Occupational Psychologist.

You will receive in-depth training by experienced researchers and practitioners to equip you to understand and evaluate a wide range of psychological theories that can be applied in organisational settings. This is integrated with practical training on how to apply relevant theory to influence important business decisions.

Throughout this organisational psychology master’s there is a strong emphasis on developing critical thinking and consultancy skills as well as the ability to work effectively within a wide range of organisational stakeholders. You will extend and cement your practical skills by completing a research project that allows you to apply your knowledge to an organisational issue.

A blended learning, block teaching approach is used to make the course equally accessible to both full-time students and part-time students in full-time employment looking to further develop their career.

Who should study this programme?

Our MSc Work Psychology programme is ideal for graduates looking to study a BPS-accredited MSc to develop a career as an Occupational Psychologist, or a related career in human resource management, personnel or business consultancy. It is specifically designed for those with a BPS-accredited undergraduate degree in Psychology.

What makes this programme different?

accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
taught by experienced practitioners
in-depth, intensive modules teaching theory usable in real-world business settings
block teaching of modules makes this programme equally accessible to part-time students balancing work commitments
study at a top 10 UK business school.

Your personal and professional development

Our School of Business and Economics is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Future career prospects

We anticipate that many graduates from our Work Psychology programme will seek to develop their careers as occupational psychologists. Graduates will also be in high demand for roles in personnel, human resource management, or may choose to use their expertise in business consultancy roles in areas such as selection and assessment, organisational development and change and employee development.

Graduate Destinations

Graduates from this programme have gone on to secure roles including:

Science and Analytics Consultant
HR Analyst
Regional Sales Manager
Consultant
Organisational Psychology Consultant
Associate Business Psychologist.

In addition, some have chosen to continue their studies with a PhD.

Different course options

Full time | Loughborough University | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

This module comes under both semester 1 and 2. Students develop an in- depth understanding of a range of both qualitative and quantitative research methods and specific techniques. It also provides students with a strong appreciation of how these can be applied to understand and tackle important issues in organisations.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited honours degree (2:1 or above) in Psychology or equivalent international qualification, plus evidence of numerical proficiency. Applicants with a 2:2 and relevant work experience may be considered.

University information

Loughborough University is in the top 10 of every UK league table, has an award-winning student experience and was voted University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. Our research has impact. We are a top 10 research-led university in England (REF 2014) and we have been awarded seven prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of our world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the UK – only Oxford...more

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