The MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology is a full-time programme focusing on the psychological processes relevant to the workplace.
The programme offers two pathways: Occupational Psychology and Organisational Behaviour.
Drawing on current and historical theory and research, the programme will enable you to understand, describe, and predict workplace outcomes and to develop ways of improving these outcomes.
The programme features a range of modules based on the new curriculum of the British Psychological Society (BPS), including modules on ‘Well-being at Work', ‘Learning, Training and Development', as well as a module involving placement work experience.
Your learning experience will be enriched by small group lectures and seminars, career support, and a personal tutor.
Why should I choose this programme?
This BPS accredited* programme is one of the first in the UK to be based on the new improved curriculum of the Division of Occupational Psychology (DCoP), and includes a unique Professional Practice module.
The programme is relevant for those who enjoy working with and understanding people, and who specifically wish to study work behaviour with the aim to improve the working lives of employees. This programme offers all of the technical, research and practical skills needed to achieve these goals.
The programme covers the core knowledge areas that are stipulated by the DCoP. You will develop an understanding of key topics, including:
•Learning, Training, and Development •Psychological Assessment at Work •Well-Being at Work •Leadership, Engagement, and Motivation •Work Design, Organisational Change and Development •Research Methods •Applying Psychology at Work
Key skills, aims and objectives
The programme aims to develop your understanding and enable you to apply evidence-based interventions, as well as to adopt professional standards of ethics.
Your studies will prepare you to overcome key industry challenges by providing you with crucial skills and experiences, including:
•technical skills, such as knowing how to conduct a job analysis •research skills •professional skills •skills in applying theory and research to real organisational issues to improve workplace outcomes or employee behaviour and well-being
Throughout your studies you will develop your research skills and explore the application of theory to practice. In addition, you will gain a variety of industry-relevant technical skills and interpersonal skills, as well as achieve personal development and growth.
You will undertake a Professional Practice module unique to this programme, during which you will complete a one month internship/placement within a human resource function of an organisation. This module will enable you to develop your practical and professional skills, as well as to witness the way theory can be implemented into practice.
Students on this programme will also have the opportunity to obtain additional qualifications alongside their studies, such as becoming an Accredited Mediator or a Qualified Test User.
This programme proudly offers the Professional Practice module to help you gain practical industry experience and get your foot in the door. The module will not only develop your professional skills, but also provide you with a network of support for your career.
The additional qualifications of Accredited Mediator and Qualified Test User will enable you to offer something unique in the industry and will provide you with a competitive advantage.
Upon completing this course, graduates will be able to work as internal consultants within HR functions of organisations, such as HR Managers, Learning and Development Specialists, Recruitment and Personnel Specialists and Talent Management Specialists. Graduates will also be able to work as external consultants, independent practitioners, or academics/researchers.
The MSc Occupational Psychology pathway is awaiting approval by the British Psychological Society*
The Organisational Behaviour pathway will not be BPS accredited.
The University has partnered with Future Finance (as an alternative source of funding for our students*).The features of a Future Finance loan include:Loans are offered to all higher education students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) with a UK domiciled address, (students must meet appropriate credit checks and be aged 18 or over) Loans are offered from £2,500 - £40,000 and can include living costs as well as tuition fees Loans are repayable up to 10 years after graduation Students can take up to four three month payment breaks during the loan period Representative 11.8% APR (variable) *Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance webpage.https://regents.futurefinance.com/Please note that other sources of funding may be available.
Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Up to the cost of attendance set up by the University
Regent's Postgraduate Progressions Scholarships reward the loyalty of undergraduate students who progress to entrol on a postgraduate degree with us. It's our way of saying thank you.Scholarships are worth up to 15% of tuition fees. The higher your degree classification, the higher the scholarship amount you will be awarded.1st class degree = 15% tuition fee reduction 2:1 class degree = 10% tuition fee reduction 2:2 class degree = 5% tuition fee reduction
Value of Scholarship(s)
up to 15% off tuition fees
Most undergraduate students who graduate with a Regent’s University London degree are eligible. Recipients will be expected to support the work of the External Relations team with on-campus recruitment activity, such as helping with Postgraduate Open Evenings.
Goa Education Trust Scholarships - India 2016
No. of awards TBC
The UK Government’s global scholarships, available to students from 118 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU). Scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential, either full or part funding for full-time postgraduate level study in any subject.
Value of Scholarship(s)
up to the value of £12,500
You can apply for an award if you:•are an Indian national with a valid Indian passport and domiciled in India at the time of application •hold an unconditionaloffer of a place on one of the eligible postgraduate courses at RUL for September 2016 intake; and •do not exceed the age of 30 at point of application •Have a strong academic background •are not currently registered on an undergraduate or postgraduate course at RUL. *Scholarships are for September 2016 only and cannot be deferred to a future start data
Postgraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17
The PGL will be available to UK Nationals (and individuals with settled status in the UK) who have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years on the first day of the first academic year of their programme.They must have been most recently resident in England, and must not have moved there from elsewhere in the UK and Islands solely for the purpose of attending the programme. Temporary absences from the home address, such as for education or travelling, will not prevent an applicant being eligible for PGL.Individuals may be eligible if they are an EU national or if they have the residency status of refugee, humanitarian protection, EEA or Swiss migrant worker, a family member of any of the previous categories, or a child of a Swiss national or child of a Turkish worker.You are permitted to transfer between Master’s programmes and retain your Postgraduate Loan (PGL).Repeat years of study will not be funded, unless you can prove compelling personal reasons (as defined in the SFE regulations) for repeating an academic year.Further funding is not available where you do not complete your studies in the specified programme length. However, you can suspend and resume your programme. No loan disbursements will be made during suspension periods.Withdrawals from programmes will be reported to the SLC immediately, and no payments will be made when you are no longer in study.Students with outstanding student loan arrears or students who have been previously declared ‘unfit’ for student support (e.g. due to attempted fraud) are also not eligible. Please note that application for the 2016-17 academic year is not yet open. We were informed that applications will open at the end of June 2016. Please check back then for further information.Student Finance England (SFE) is now offering funding for UK and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker (under the age of 60 on the date of first class of the first Master’s degree).Students, who already hold one Master’s degree (or an equivalent or higher-level qualification) will not be eligible.Internal / external funding: ExternalType of funding: Discretionary non-means-tested loan to a maximum of £10,000 for a Master’s programme. This is a contribution towards the costs of study, in other words, it will be at your own discretion how you use the loan – towards fees, maintenance costs or other costs.
•A minimum of a lower-second class (2:2) UK honours undergraduate degree or its international equivalent from a recognised institution.•Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre may be accepted. If you are unsure as to the comparability of your qualification, please contact us.•In most cases English and Maths at GCSE level are required.•For English language requirements please visit our website