This programme is especially suitable for students wishing to develop a career in personnel functions, human resource management roles or as business consultants in areas such as selection and assessment, organisational development and change and employee development.

Taught by experienced researchers and practitioners, students are given in-depth training to equip them to apply psychological theories and research to influence and inform a range of important business decisions and to operate effectively at all levels within organisations.

There is a strong emphasis on developing critical thinking and consultancy skills as well as the ability to work effectively with a wide range of organisational stakeholders. Students can choose to extend and cement their practical skills by completing a research project that allows them to apply their knowledge to an organisational issue.

Alternatively, they may conduct a focused literature review that examines how psychological research and theory may be applied to a contemporary business problem.

Please note: our MSc in Work Psychology is designed for those with an undergraduate psychology degree.

Learning, teaching and assessment

Teaching on the Business Psychology programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including lectures, practical workshops, seminars, group work, online activities, individual tutorials and feedback sessions. Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework assessments that develop practitioner skills and academic knowledge.

Block teaching of modules is used to also make the course accessible to those in full-time employment who wish to develop further in their career (e.g. in human resource management) or to those who wish to move into work roles that require knowledge of the application of psychology in work organisations.

Semester 1

  • Gathering and Using Evidence in Work Psychology (Part I)
  • Leadership and Performance Management
  • Employee Engagement, Motivation and Voice
  • Well-being and Work
  • Work Design, Organisational Change and Development

Semester 2

  • Gathering and Using Evidence in Work Psychology (Part II)
  • Psychological Assessment in Organisations
  • Career Development
  • Learning, Development and Knowledge Management

Optional Modules

In each of Semesters 1 and 2, it may be possible to study one module from the School’s existing portfolio of Masters modules.


  • Empirical Research Project in Work Psychology or Dissertation in Business Psychology

Entry criteria

Minimum upper second class (2:1) honours degree from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University. Applications from those with a lower second class degree may be considered if the applicant has relevant work experience.

You will need to show that your degree included modules that provided you with an awareness of human behaviour in work settings.

If this is not the case, you should have at least one year of work experience. Evidence of numerical proficiency demonstrated through the study of mathematical or statistical subjects in some part of your first degree.

*Please note: our MSc in Work Psychology is designed for those with an undergraduate psychology degree.

English language requirement for international students

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course.

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Last updated December 11, 2018
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8,950 GBP
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