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Work and Organisational Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Limerick, Ireland
This MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology programme at University of Limerick is dedicated to providing a thorough grounding in the knowledge and application of psychological principles to organisational settings in order to enhance human wellbeing and organisational performance.


The work and organisational psychology programme at University of Limerick offers a unique behavioural lens through which to examine, understand and shape the complex work organisation. It seeks to equip candidates with a sound understanding of theory and research and develop core competences and professional skills in the domain areas of organisational theory, organisational change, employment relations, selection & assessment, training, employee wellbeing and research design and methods.

Why should you consider the MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology ?

  • To develop core competencies and professional skills in organisational theory, organisational change, employment relations, selection & assessment, training, employee wellbeing and research design and methods.
  • The MSc in Work & Organisational Psychology is fully accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)
  • Students who successfully complete the course are eligible for British Psychological Society (BPS) Psychometric Testing accreditation Levels A&B (Intermediate).

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Organisational Theory
  • Work Design and Employee Wellbeing
  • Psychometric Assessment Certificate
  • Psychology of Decision Making and Change
  • Personnel Psychology Selection and Assessment 
  • Test User (Occupational, Ability)
  • Test User (Occupational, Personality)
  • Psychology of Employment Relations
  • Human Resource Development
  • Dissertation A & B
  • PM6131 Research Methods
  • Professional Skills Laboratory
  • Advanced Analysis for Psychology 1
  • Research Skills Development
  • Professional Development 1
  • Professional Development 2

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
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper 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).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Applicants for the MSc in Work and Organisationa l Behaviour/Psychology programme must have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree
  • Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. 
  • The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary. 
  • Three or more years work experience is preferred for applicants with a second class (lower) honours degree.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13814 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13814 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8432 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8432 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Limerick

  • 850 - 1150 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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