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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?

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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 £6250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £7650 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3125 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3825 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £13350 per year 2020-21

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years 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

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites or 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.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount ( If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

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.

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 at


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