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Work and Organisational Psychology MSc/PGDip

Work and Organisational Psychology MSc/PGDip

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Full time | Jubilee Campus | 1 year | 20-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Organisational Psychology

Course type


Course Summary

During this course, you will learn how to apply psychology to the workplace to improve the performance of organisations and individuals.


This programme provides you with:

  • a broad knowledge of work and organisational psychology as a professional discipline; the key theoretical and research models used within work and organisational psychology; and the role of the work and organisational psychologist as educator, researcher and practitioner
  • the skills to evaluate critically and appraise theories and research within work and organisational psychology
  • the knowledge of the main areas of work and organisational psychology
  • a grounding in research skills appropriate to future work in an organisational settings
  • a grounding in the social, organisational and consulting skills required in practice
  • a grounding in the application skills required for both research and professional practice in the core areas of work and organisational psychology
  • the skills to design and conduct independent research within organisational context


Assessment is also undertaken by a variety of means, including examinations, essays, dissertations and field-based project work. On some occasions, students might be asked to make individual or group-based presentations in seminars and workshops. Although not formally assessed, these presentations are an essential opportunity for students to demonstrate knowledge of the topic and important transferable skills, eg presentation skills.


This course offers a potential platform for careers in occupational psychology, management, consulting, HR, research and academia.

Students can also exit with PGDip award.


This module introduces the important issues of leadership, employee motivation and engagement at work, and considers the contribution that psychological theory makes to our understanding of these areas. The module also considers the role of the psychological contract and organisational justice as concepts for understanding employee relations and explores the opposing issues of citizenship and counterproductive behaviours. There is also a focus on appraising employee performance with an emphasis on exploring the global move towards engaging with multisource feedback.

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

This course may be for you if: you have studied psychology as a major or minor subject but your degree is not accredited by the BPS; you wish to develop a career in organisational psychology or related areas such as human-resource management. Holders of BPS-accredited psychology degrees. If you have an undergraduate degree (2:1 or above) that confers the graduate basis for chartership (GBC), please see the MSc in Occupational Psychology instead.