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Management Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


An organisation is only as good as its people. And how good its people are depends on how well they are managed and led.

This Management Psychology course from University of Nottingham focuses on the contribution of applied psychology to our understanding and practice of management within organisations.


The MSc Management Psychology is delivered full-time in one year or part-time over two years.

The course comprises 180 credits, split across 120 credits’ worth of core and optional taught modules. The remaining 60 credits are formed of the Applied Research Project.  

The structure is designed to facilitate the planning of both course-related and non-course related activities:

  • Students receive a timetable and Year planner at the outset of the academic year detailing dates of all attendance requirements and all assessments for the year
  • Attendance requirements are primarily timetabled from Tuesday to Thursday


The MSc in Management Psychology will be of value to those interested in applying psychology, particularly occupational psychology, in a practical organisational context, as a line manager, HR manager or consultant. 

Programme directors will be happy to provide general information about career prospects in relation to their courses and to advise you on the most appropriate course depending upon the career path you have in mind. Together with the University's Centre for Career Development (CCD), we will help you plan your future.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

 You will be required to study the following core modules in semester one:

  • Employee Relations & Motivation
  • Strategic and Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Management Psychology
  • Workplace Counselling and Career Development
  • Introduction to Research Methods

Semester two covers the core modules listed below:

  • Consultancy Skills
  • Organisational Development & Change
  • Training in Organisations
  • Occupational Selection & Assessment
  • Managing Diversity and Promoting Inclusion at Work

You will be required to study the following full year core modules:

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Introduction to Quantitative Workplace Data
  • Applied Research Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Home/EU students 

    You are advised to apply as soon as possible as places are limited and courses may become full.
  • 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
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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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).

  • You need to have a good first degree but the specific discipline is less important. The main requirement is to demonstrate an interest in improving individual, team and organisational effectiveness, whether as a manager, HR specialist or consultant. Previous successful students have had degrees in Psychology, Business Studies, Law, English etc. You will, however, need to value an evidence-based approach and be reasonably adept or willing to learn about research methods, including some statistics.
  • 2.1 or above in their Bachelors Degree

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    19935 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19935 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7695 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7695 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Please see university website for tuition fees.

Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 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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