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Business / Occupational Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


Applications of the major theories and models of business/occupational psychology occur in the practices of, for example, personnel assessment, selection and training the design of work environments, implementation of training interventions, management of careers, motivation and development of staff and the management of organisational change.

This innovative development at the University of Worcester presents two postgraduate qualifications that apply psychology to business and organisations in general.

  • The Business Psychology MSc is open to students with a non-psychology related degree, although some elements of psychology or business should have been previously studied.
  • The Occupational Psychology MSc is only open to those students who hold a psychology degree with Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR) from the British Psychological Society (BPS).

The Occupational Psychology Masters is targeted at those wanting to become Chartered Occupational Psychologists.

Programme Structure


  • Advanced Research Methods
This module aims to consolidate undergraduate research abilities, and equip the student with the skills necessary to undertake Masters level research
  • Personnel Selection and Assessment
This module introduces the student to the means of fulfilling the organisational need to have people in work positions that either have the characteristics required for effective performance
  • Personal Development
This module introduces the student to the assessing of performance, and level of performance, of people working for an organisation.
  • Human Factors
This module introduces the student to the concept that whilst human performance in any task might be affected by anatomical and psychophysiological limitations.
  • Organisations and the Employee
This module introduces the student to the wide range of theories of motivation in the workplace, management systems and relations between management and employees.
  • Training
This module introduces the student to procedures designed to bring about changes in individuals, the acquisition of skills, the development of work related competence and attitudes.
  • Advanced Independent Study

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      The course can be taken part-time and takes 1-4 years to complete.

  • Credits
    180 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • For the Occupational Psychology Masters a First or Second Class Honours Degree which has accreditation from the British Psychological Society.
  • For the Business Psychology Masters a First or Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline.
  • You may be considered for the Business Psychology Degree if you have other qualifications or experience that demonstrate the possession of the required knowledge and skills.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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