Why choose this course
“If you want to become a driving force behind people's effectiveness and wellbeing at work, as well as aid businesses and organisations in achieving their maximum potential, then our MSc Occupational and Organizational Psychology is for you.
Taught by academics and experts at the forefront of their field, we want everyone who studies our course to benefit and to be inspired by our research and experience. We’re proud of our excellent Department of People and Organisations at Surrey Business School.
We champion an interdisciplinary environment, consisting of dedicated organisational and occupational psychologists, human resources specialists and organisational behaviour experts.”
Rashpal K. Dhensa-KahlonProgramme Leader
What you will study
Studying this course will help you join the ranks of the next generation of thought-leaders and hands-on professionals in this exciting, growing field. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to use your knowledge to make a lasting impact on the changing world of work.
Conforming to the standards set by the British Psychological Society, this course also reflects the strengths and interests of our dedicated teaching team. We’ll encourage you to develop vital skills in leadership, decision-making, organisational and HR assessment and knowledge of the quality of working life.
MSc - British Psychological Society (BPS)
Accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
You must be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the BPS if you wish to go on to do the Stage 2 Qualification in Occupational Psychology after completing our course.
Completing the MSc Occupational and Organizational Psychology allows you to go on to work in a variety of graduate roles and destinations. Past students have secured jobs in occupational psychology consultancies (e.g. Saville Consulting, Amberjack, ABA), and in bigger public organisations like the UK Police Federation. You’ll also acquire critical research skills, leading to a possibility for you to pursue doctoral study and academic careers.
Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.
The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.
Year 1 (full-time)
|Applied Research Dissertation||Compulsory||Year-long|
|Performance, Engagement and Well-being||Compulsory||1|
|Psychological Assessment in the Workplace||Compulsory||1|
|Research Methods for Applied Psychology||Compulsory||1|
|Advanced Research Methods for Applied Psychology||Compulsory||2|
|Applying Psychology at Work||Compulsory||2|
|Human Resource Development||Compulsory||2|
|The Psychology of Leadership and Decision Making||Compulsory||2|
A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree (or a recognised equivalent international qualification) in Psychology or a similar subject with psychology content, such as:
- Any major with a psychology minor
- Human resource management
- Organisational behaviour
- Business, with clear evidence of modules related to organisational behaviour and business psychology
- Sociology, with psychology modules.
Students wishing to go on to the Stage 2 Qualification in Occupational Psychology after the programme will require eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).
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