Occupational and Organisational Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
This newly re-shaped course for psychology graduates is distinctive in its applied approach to psychology and benefits from a strong professional emphasis. This Occupational and Organisational Psychology programme is offered by the University of East London.

About

The one-year course – or two years part-time – is highly attuned to the needs of working professionals. It will give you a competitive edge as you pursue a career as a practising occupational psychologist or go on to study for a professional doctorate.

In re-accrediting the course for a further five years in 2013, the British Psychological Society commended it for several aspects of good practice.

These included the availability of and support provided by staff, the practical nature of the course and its strong links with industry, and the balancing emphasis on critical thinking.

There is also invaluable input from past students offering insights into different applications of occupational psychology in practice.

The University of East London has deliberately steered away from more traditional assessment methods such as examinations, as these have little practical relevance to the kinds of challenges you will face as professionals.

Your future career

The practical emphasis of this course, balanced with a focus on developing critical thinking, means many of our students have progressed to highly successful careers.

Over the past five years, our students have gained employment as occupational psychologists, coaching psychologists, sports and performance psychologists, leadership development specialists, and human factors experts for a wide range of companies and organisations.

These include BlackRock, Chimp Management Team, Emirates Airlines, Koolheads, Kubiks, London Underground, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Justice, the National Autistic Society, the NHS, ORC International, Penna, Royal Bank of Scotland, the RAF and Whitbread.

The Occupational and Organisational Psychology course also enables you to continue your studies by undertaking a professional doctorate in occupational psychology.

The strong professional emphasis, combined with a comprehensive skills curriculum, will develop your transferable skills and equip you with a competitive edge for the world of work.

As our range of internships attests, we have profitable links across some of the key areas of the industry, which is good news for our graduates.

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

This course has a strong emphasis on professional practice and evidence-based management principles.

You will become equipped to operate successfully in the profession by taking a series of core modules.

These include psychological assessment in the workplace, helping organisations to change, research design and methodologies, becoming a professional psychologist and working in a global context.

In addition, you can choose to study optional modules in coaching, counselling and positive psychology alongside the more mainstream occupational psychology modules.

Instead of using exams for assessment, we have opted for a rich mix of techniques to measure your progress, including writing bids, position papers, poster presentations and live group projects.

You will also complete a major piece of original live research for your dissertation. The best of these each year will earn a £250 prize from a global people management business, which also offers one of our regular internships.

Modules

Core Modules Phase One:

  • How Organisations Work (15 Credits)
  • Helping Organisations to Change (15 Credits)
  • Psychological Assessment in the Workplace (15 Credits)
  • Research Methods & Dissertation 1 (30 Credits)

Optional Modules Phase One:

  • Facilitating Group Learning (15 Credits)
  • Core Counselling Skills & Processes (15 Credits)

Core Modules Phase Two:

  • Becoming a Professional Psychologist (15 Credits)
  • Working in a Global Context (15 Credits)
  • Research Methods & Dissertation 2 (30 Credits)

Optional Modules Phase Two:

  • Career Coaching Theory/Coaching for Career Development (15 Credits)
  • Designing & Managing Safety Critical Systems (15 Credits)
  • Multidimensional Flourishing (15 Credits)
  • The Skills of Effective Coaching (15 Credits)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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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).

  • Minimum 2.2 Honours in Psychology (BPS Accredited).
  • We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12480 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12480 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9660 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9660 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part-time:

  • EU/EEA: £1,610 Per 30 credit module

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

£10,000 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

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Applications are made directly through Student Finance England 

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