Study Occupational Psychology with us and gain the essential foundation you need to further your career in the psychology of work and business. Our MSc is an accredited training programme for Stage 1 Occupational Psychology.
Our modern programme includes:
· A comprehensive learning experience with an expert team.
· State of the art facilities & equipment.
· Applied learning in real-world issues.
The programme is:
• Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) Stage 1
Occupational psychology brings the science of psychology to the world of work. Researching a wide variety of areas in employment, high performance, wellbeing, team performance, equality, and ethics: Occupational Psychologists provide consultancy and intervention programmes to employers and staff. You will learn to improve team performance by working with employers to create healthy and motivating working environments; using the latest research in human performance to help companies and individuals reach their potential. Teaching on this course is informed by leading-edge research, and offers opportunities toward joining the field as a critical thinking leader.
Our MSc Occupational Psychology provides an ideal platform on which to launch your career, and progress toward Stage 2 training. Training provides a foundation in the use of scientific methods to improve performance in the workplace. We integrate theory and research, skill development and practice by developing the necessary subject matter expertise in our students so that they tactically improve organisational performance, and increase the effectiveness, satisfaction and wellbeing of
teams and individuals at work. It is a programme of professional development designed to develop competencies the assessment and intervention related to issues in the workplace. You will gain expertise in research, and the application of theoretical models to complex issues in team environments. The programme brings training in advanced concepts in Psychology, and enables you to develop your understanding of how theories and models may be applied to various workplace and business issues, such as the assessment of individual performance in the workplace, organisational behaviour, and leadership strategies.
You will learn how to use professional development tools, develop training interventions, and oversee change management processes that consider human wellbeing.
Learning focuses on helping you develop your knowledge in what makes effective, healthy, and supportive organisations. You will explore research in human behaviour in work-contexts, as well as case studies based on real-world consultancy projects that illustrate how to apply models in practise. Our modern programme provides the foundation for you to develop your skills and confidence to make valuable contributions to any business or work environment.
The vitality of the course comes from an experienced and supportive course team, passionate about creating positive change in the workplace. Building on this programme’s two decade history, the team is committed to the development of the profession into the future.
You will learn from experienced applied Psychologists, with consulting staff who work closely with businesses in the UK and abroad. They use a matrix of innovative and inspiring learning methods to enable you to enhance your skills and grow as a practitioner. Teaching is delivered in a supportive and friendly environment, where staff help you direct your learning toward your areas of interest. Staff are active researchers, with expertise in leadership and innovation, strategy-building, and human resource management. We have a commitment to diversity, inclusion, sustainable working models, which we offer externally to consulting partners. The team are recognised for their contributions to Occupational Psychology, as they work closely with the British Psychological Society as members of the Division of Occupational Psychology training committee and Association for Business Psychology Certification Panel.
The team has longstanding relationships with external partners, and we work closely to ensure that course content and remains at the forefront of training.
We are a diverse group of people welcoming those of any ethnicity, culture, religion or sexual orientation to join our community and contribute to the profession of Psychology. Our team are members of professional bodies – including Advance HE, the British Psychological Society (BPS) as Chartered psychologists, and the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). You will be learning from experienced practitioners in Occupational, Counselling, and Clinical Psychology.
Our Place The course is part of the School of Psychology in the Faculty of Education, Health, & Wellbeing. The School of Psychology is the professional home to over 50 teaching and research staff, bringing a broad range of interests and experience to benefit students learning on our portfolio of courses. Our School is recognised as one of the leading providers of Psychology education, using innovative teaching methods focussing on the application of scientific and theoretical principles to the study of people’s lives. Psychology staff are grouped into a variety of highly active research clusters through our Centre for Psychological Research, publishing in the latest academic journals and working to make a real-world impact on people’s lives.
We provide multiple opportunities to enhance your career and create networks inside and outside of the department: including volunteering networks, peer mentoring, and the opportunity to become a research assistant for our academic staff using the Research Opportunities Network.
The course is based at our City Centre campus - the Millennium City building, where you learn in a multidisciplinary environment alongside our colleagues in nursing and social care. The building offers a unique learning space in our psychology labs, simulated environments for creative research projects, and our Cyberpsychology lab with the latest in virtual-reality and eye-tracking equipment.
We offer many levels of support, such as academic, placement, research, and cohort tutors who provide personal support and professional mentoring in relation to many aspects of the training. While in training you will have access to our professional practice resources, teaching materials, CPD activities and regular tutorials with members of the team. We also support graduates as they enter the workplace, as alumni and members of the professional community. We work in partnership with Advance HE, the nationally recognised body in teaching quality, to continually develop the quality of our courses with modern teaching and learning practises.