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Offered for full-time accelerated network (distance) learning, this highly respected Master's degree in Organizational Psychology (accelerated distance learning) at Birkbeck, University of London will develop your understanding of people and organisations and knowledge of occupational psychology and organisational behaviour.

About

Network learning at Birkbeck differs from traditional distance learning, as it includes attendance at termly weekend workshops and tutor-facilitated computer conferencing, in addition to online materials. The five weekend workshops are an integral part of the network learning programme and cover topics such as life career development, organisational change, and employee relations and motivation.

Teaching on the Organizational Psychology (accelerated distance learning) course at Birkbeck, University of London is informed by cutting-edge research in the field and you will be encouraged to engage in critical thinking and to reflect on theory and practice. You will also acquire applied research skills in preparation for an independent research project on a subject that interests you.

You will be taught by leading academics and practitioners who have a wealth of experience in supporting and encouraging students who are studying via network learning. Ours is a friendly, welcoming community of learners who are keen to work hard, share their professional experience with classmates and network and make contacts.

This Occupational Psychology programme at Birkbeck, University of London is also available for full-time and part-time evening study and part-time network learning over two years. 

Highlights

  • This degree provides the materials to enhance or develop your career in organisational psychology, management, human resources, training and development or consultancy.
  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society as providing the knowledge base for progress towards professional qualification as an occupational psychologist. 
  • You will have access to an extensive range of electronic resources for each module. 
  • Celebrating our 55th anniversary in 2017, Birkbeck's Department of Organizational Psychology was the first department of occupational psychology in the UK. We continue to play a distinctive role in British occupational psychology - and, increasingly, within organisational behaviour. We have been delivering programmes by network learning for nearly 30 years and we are established experts in using digital technologies to create and maintain an engaged and supportive learning environment for our students.
  • Network learning students attend five weekend workshops. These are non-residential and run from late on Friday afternoon through to lunchtime on Sunday. There are evening activities at all the workshops. (Please note: you must be able to attend the first weekend workshop, normally the last weekend in September, if you wish to be accepted onto the course.)

Careers and Employability

Graduates go in to careers in psychology, human resources and management. Possible professions include occupational psychologist, human resources officer, or probation officer. This degree may also be useful within management roles, including management consultant, retail manager, or logistics and distribution manager.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Employee Relations and Motivation
  • Leadership and Performance Management
  • Learning and Development
  • Life Career Development
  • Research Methods
  • Selection and Assessment
  • Understanding Organizations and Change
  • Work and Well Being

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • More details: You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.
              • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Full-time duration 12 months
              • Credits
                180 alternative credits
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                Online
              • More information Go to the programme website

              English Language Requirements

              You need the following IELTS score:

              • Minimum required score:

                7

                The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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              Academic Requirements

              You need the following GPA score:

              Required score: Lower Second Class

              Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

              Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

              General Requirements

              • A second-class honours degree. Work experience of any kind is desirable.
              • To proceed to Stage 2 of accreditation with the British Psychological Society (BPS), you need to fulfil the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered (GBC) Membership of the BPS. This requires a BPS-recognised qualification in psychology.
              • Management development professionals and consultants without a first degree but with suitable professional qualifications or significant work experience in a range of organisations may be considered in line with Birkbeck’s mission of widening participation.

              Getting a Student Visa

              This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                15200 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 15200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
              • EU/EEA

                9450 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 9450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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              Funding

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