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Institute of Human Sciences

Occupational Psychology

MSc Full-time 12 months, Part-time 2 years

Occupational psychology at Wolverhampton is an applied programme.

Occupational psychology at Wolverhampton is an applied programme.

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (12 months), Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Institute of Human Sciences

Why choose this course?

Occupational psychology at Wolverhampton is an applied programme.  This means that at Wolverhampton we use scientific methods and results to solve practical problems of human behaviour 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.

Our students become immersed in contemporary topics in work psychology: leadership, engagement and motivation; wellbeing and work; work design; organisational change and development; psychological assessment at work; and learning, training and development.    These topics provide students with the knowledge base required for stage one of the British Psychological Society Professional Training in Occupational Psychology.

The course is designed to not only develop a specialist psychological knowledge base but also practitioner skills in the field of Occupational Psychology including consulting, project management, business acumen and leadership skills.

 

What happens on the course?

We're proud to be partners with The Royal Air Force Station, Cosford:

 

 

During the programme you will be welcomed into our postgraduate community , working closely your fellow students and our team of Occupational and Organizational psychologists.  

You will study a BPS accredited programme of modules, providing stage 1 training in occupational psychology. The modules you will study cover the main areas of Occupational Psychology knowledge required for a career in the field. Teaching takes place on City Campus, with occasional visits to our local partners off campus. Our structured timetable is designed to allow students to study alongside their other commitments.  

In small groups you will participate in interactive sessions designed not only to allow you to gain the knowledge required for a career in Occupational Psychology, but to practice skills you will need, and experience selected Occupational Psychology interventions. 

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Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £7650 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3825 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13350 per year 2020-21

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

  • You should have a good Honours degree in Psychology (lower second class or above). Eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society is desirable, though not essential.
  • You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent) 
  • Applicants may be required to attend an interview at the University of Wolverhampton before being accepted onto this course
  • We will ask for appropriate references

Postgraduate Loan (UK or EU national):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,222 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at gov.uk or here

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website.


Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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