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MSc in Organisational and Business Psychology

University of Kent School of Psychology

About the course

Kent’s Organisational and Business Psychology MSc develops your theoretical and research-based knowledge of social and occupational psychology to enhance your understanding of workplace behaviour. It offers you a pathway to a career as a practitioner or academic researcher in the field of organisational psychology. Flexible PDip and PCert options are available for working professionals.

*This course will be taught at the Canterbury campus*

Key benefits

All of our taught Master’s (MSc) programmes have been recognised by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting the nationally recognised criteria for preparation training for PhD research.

Course detail

This MSc programme brings together aspects of psychological research into applied, social, and organisational

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Entry Requirements

A final degree classification (grade average) of at least a 2.1 or Merit in the UK system (the second highest classification after First/Distinction). Results from institutions in other countries will be assessed individually according to this standard. However, applicants who do not meet this criterion are still welcome to apply, and their individual circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis.

Applicants with undergraduate degrees in psychology and business/management sciences are preferred and those with related social sciences or science degrees are also considered. Professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account.

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Student Profile(s)

Jamie Harper

I am currently studying on the Organisational Psychology MSc at Kent. I decided to continue on from my Kent Psychology BSc to postgraduate study because I thought that, not only was it a great opportunity to learn more about the specific area of psychology which I was interested in, but it also showed to employers that I am able to complete a higher level qualification– it really shows your dedication and ability to manage your time effectively which employers like to see!

I chose the Organisational Psychology MSc at Kent specifically because I have always believed that since the majority of us will spend half of our lives in a workplace, psychology should be applied to this area to make it as fulfilling and inclusive as possible. My undergraduate degree was great for teaching me broadly about different areas of psychology, but this Master’s is very focused around organisational issues and how we as practitioners can ensure that any organisations we work with are following best practice. It’s great to see such a practical application of psychology!

This Master’s involves a mix of Kent Psychology and Kent Business School (KBS) modules, which I really enjoy as it enables me to mix with students on core Business Master’s degrees and get their perspectives on different topics. It also allows us to learn more about getting qualified by bodies such as the CIPD, which we don’t really learn about in solely psychology courses. Getting contact with lecturers from KBS is a great opportunity and we are very supported by both the KBS and Kent Psychology lecturers so we are keeping up with the Business Master’s students in our lectures. The majority of teaching is done through two hour lectures, although we do have some seminars within KBS which is great for having in depth conversations about organisational issues. In terms of weekly hours, there are around 6-8 hours contact time per week depending on the modules chosen and the time in the term – some modules run as just one solid week of 9-5, which sounds daunting but is actually really great because you can totally immerse yourself in it for that time. Currently there are less than 20 of us studying this Master’s either full or part time, and I really enjoy that we’re a smaller group because we’re all very close and support each other through any stressful times in the year!


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