Training as an Occupational Psychologist in the Institute of Management Studies will equip you with the scientific knowledge and practical skills to challenge the status quo and offer innovative solutions to workplace problems.

Occupational Psychology, both as a professional and academic field, seeks to address questions of critical importance in business and enterprise.

  • How can we select the best employees?
  • How can we enhance health and performance?
  • What does effective leadership look like?
  • What impact does coaching really have?

The MSc Occupational Psychology, run by the Institute of Management Studies, will equip you with the knowledge and skills to begin considering these questions. The programme has been designed in line with British Psychological Society (BPS) and Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) requirements and has been accredited since 1995. We recently updated our programme content in line with the 2014 changes to the DOP Occupational Psychology curriculum and, as of September 2014, we are teaching in line with the new curriculum.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time

Module Details:

Core modules

  • Organisational Behaviour and Health 15 credits
  • Training, Coaching and Counselling 15 credits
  • Leadership and Talent Management 15 credits
  • Assessment and Selection 15 credits
  • Research Design and Applied Statistics 15 credits
  • Professional and Applied Research Skills 30 credits
  • Option 15 credits

Research Project (60 credits)

Occupational Test User Training (Formerly known as Level A and B training)

Student Destinations

You’ll develop technical skills related to occupational psychology including:

  • stress and safety risk assessment procedures
  • work re-design procedures
  • designing assessment strategies
  • training needs analysis

You’ll also develop the analytical skills that you will need as a professional psychologist.


2020/21 academic year. Home/EU - full-time: £10450 International - full-time: £19750

Entry Requirements

You should have an undergraduate degree in Psychology, or in a relevant subject (not necessarily Psychology), of at least upper second class standard. Relevant work experience will be an advantage.

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