Institute of Human Sciences

Psychology (Occupational)

MSci (Hons) Part-time 8 years, Full-time 4 years

This Integrated Masters course is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of the applications of psychology and how these interact with our day-to-day lives.

This Integrated Masters course is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of the applications of psychology and how these interact with our day-to-day lives.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code C811
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award MSci (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Institute of Human Sciences

Why choose this course?

This Integrated Masters course is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of the applications of psychology and how these interact with our day-to-day lives. By choosing this route students will not be restricting their future career opportunities either within or outside of psychology. This course, if necessary criteria are met, will bestow upon the student eligibility for Graduate Basis for Membership with the British Psychological Society. The structure is based very much on learning ethos within which behaviour is used as a framework for applying specific theories and using a problem based learning approach. These will include both day-to-day behaviours, as well as those in more specific situations relating to Occupational Psychology.

Students will also examine various philosophical approaches to psychology and through this will be able to understand the complexities of human nature. This appreciation is underpinned through the use of various research approaches and methodologies utilised in Psychology. Students will receive support and advice from personal tutors who are expert in the specialist pathway followed, which will enable students to make the best choices with regards to both their studies as well as further career development. This is a truly integrated course and there are many opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills mastered on one module to other aspects of their learning experience. Indeed, within the personal tutorial system and the high level of small group work, students will receive support in recognising how skills developed in an academic framework are transferable to employability. By the end of this course students will be excellently placed to follow their chosen path, whether this is into either a professional career or further studies.

What happens on the course?

Modules can be viewed below.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

A number of our graduates go on to train as Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, to work in the NHS as trainee cognitive behavioural therapists, or to work in other helping professions such as social work.  However, by choosing this Integrated Masters in Psychology course, students will not be restricting their future career opportunities either within or outside of psychology.  Each year, our graduates go on to apply the knowledge they have gained with us to a wide range of jobs in the private, public and non-profit sectors.  Due to the wide applicability of the psychological knowledge they will gain and the respect conferred by a BPS-accredited degree many students enter professional work within the business sector, retail management, teaching and the public sector.

The MSci award will provide students with advanced training in their chosen branch of psychology. MSci graduates will thus leave university with Masters-level skills, setting them apart from those graduating with bachelor degrees in psychology. This will give them an advantage in the job market and a will be a launch-pad for continuing professional training in psychology or related fields.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2020 Entry

GCSE Maths and English grade C+ / 4 or equivalent.

The following are considered equivalent of grade 'C' Mathematics:

  • OCN Access to HE Core Mathematics
  • National Test level 2 Numeracy
  • Key Skills L3 Application of Number
  • Functional Skills L2 Mathematics

The following are NOT accepted:

  • Key Skills L2: Application of Number

Plus Either

  • 112 UCAS points
  • A Levels grades BBC / CCA
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma- grades DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma requires candidates to accumulate 60 credits, at least 45 of which are at Level 3.  To study psychology at the University of Wolverhampton, students must further achieve at least a 'merit' or 'distinction' in at least 24 of their Level 3 credits.  You are also required to have achieved 12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in English and 12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in Mathematics within the Access or have evidence of  GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4 equivalence.

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Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

Accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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