M.Sc. On Campus

Occupational and Organizational Psychology

University of Sussex

12 months
22500 GBP/year
12750 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If you’re interested in how people think and behave at work – and in helping them optimise their wellbeing and performance – Occupational and Organizational Psychology at University of Sussex is the course for you. 


You’ll learn to play a key role in developing knowledge, and to influence best practice and policy in the workplace, both today and in the rapidly changing workplace of the future. 

Taught by the School of Psychology and the University of Sussex Business School, at this Occupational and Organizational Psychology programme offered by University of Sussex, you’ll gain valuable skills and knowledge in:

  • psychological assessment at work
  • learning, training and development
  • leadership, engagement and motivation
  • wellbeing and work
  • organisational design, change and development.

The course will also cover issues relevant to the future of work, bringing you the latest thinking on a range of topics such as digital connectivity and agile working practices, emotions and wellbeing at work, managing work conflict, employing vulnerable groups such as refugees, relational attachment at work, attitudes to diversity, and modern leadership.


On graduation, you’ll be well prepared for professional practice as an occupational or organisational/business psychologist in fields such as:

  • in-house in the private sector and the public sector (MI6, military, NHS, emergency services, Government and the Civil Service)
  • test-publishing houses
  • research consultancies and institutes
  • policy think-tanks
  • management consultancy
  • HR consultancy, and within HR/people/wellbeing departments in organisations
  • self-employment.

Programme Structure


  • Assessment and Development at Work
  • Leadership Engagement and Motivation
  • Research Methods
  • Sussex Experts Research and Practice
  • Workplace Learning, Training and Coaching
  • Advanced Research Methods for Occupational Psychology
  • Dissertation
  • The Future of Work Design
  • The Social Psychology of Organizations
  • Well-being at Work

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. Applicants with a lower second class (2.2) degree with at least 57%, or work experience, will also be considered on an individual basis.
  • Your qualification should be in psychology or a relevant subject (e.g., business and management, sociology, health care), and demonstrate a high level of research methodology. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12750 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 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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