This BPS accredited programme is especially suitable for students with a BPS-accredited undergraduate degree in Psychology wishing to develop a career as an Occupational Psychologist.

It is also suitable for those wishing to apply their knowledge of psychology 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.

Our MSc in Work Psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Completion of the programme fulfils the requirements of the Stage 1 qualification for those wishing to go on to eventually become an HCPC-registered Occupational Psychologist.

Students are given in-depth training by experienced researchers and practitioners to equip them to understand and analyse a wide range of psychological theories that can be applied in organisational settings. This is integrated with practical training on how to apply theory to influence important business decisions. 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 extend and cement their practical skills by completing a research project that allows them to apply their knowledge to an organisational issue.

Learning, teaching and assessment

Teaching on the Work 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 range of coursework assessments that develop strong practical and academic skills. Block teaching of modules is used to make the course equally accessible to both full-time and those wishing to study part-time around their work commitments.

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


  • Empirical Research Project in Work Psychology

Entry criteria

Minimum of upper second class (2:1) honours degree in psychology or an equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University and by the British Psychological Society as providing Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership.

Evidence of numerical proficiency demonstrated through some part of your first degree. Applications from those with a lower second class degree may be considered if the applicant has relevant work experience.

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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1 - 4 years
8,950 GBP
UK/EU; 18,250 GBP international
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