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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Psychology

  • Start Date

    January, September

  • Course Duration

    Full Time, 1 Years | Part Time, 3 Years

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    12 February 2019

This programme combines high level vocational training with academic rigour. It prepares successful graduates for careers in a variety of areas including consultancy, specialist roles within organisations, research and areas of technical expertise. The MSc Occupational Psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society and forms the first year of the Qualification in Occupational Psychologists.

The overriding aim of this programme is to provide students with specialist knowledge and a comprehensive suite of skills required to practise as Occupational Psychologists in a wide range of organisational environments.

The course includes the following areas:

  • Psychological Assessment at Work
  • Learning, Training and Development
  • Leadership, Engagement and Motivation
  • Research and Professional Skills
  • Well-being at work
  • Work Design, Organisational Change and Development

And an option from:

  • Human Resource Management for psychologists
  • Strategic Management for psychologists
  • Marketing for psychologists
  • Consulting Skills

You will also carry out a project which is a substantial piece of investigative work, normally carried out in an external organisation. Host organisations for MSc projects have included large commercial concerns in both manufacturing and service sectors, a range of consultancies, charities, and in local government and government departments.

Projects are sometimes conducted abroad; past locations include Germany, Greece, Turkey, Malaysia, Kenya, Indonesia, China, India and Taiwan.

Staff who teach on the course include permanent academic staff who have industrial experience and who undertake regular consultancy work, and external psychologists from consultancies, large organisations and other universities. Teaching and learning methods include lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials and practical sessions. There is an emphasis on putting theory into practice.

Why choose this course?

  • This programme provides many of the professional skills and competencies needed to become a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and to apply psychology in the workplace
  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society, and counts towards gaining Chartered Occupational Psychologist status
  • One of the largest psychology departments in the country
  • Our staff are actively engaged in significant research which is reflected by our excellent, Grade 4 rating in the Higher Education Funding Council's last Research Assessment Exercise. See a list of our Psychology staff here.
  • We were awarded a Teaching Quality rating of excellent (23 out of 24) in our subject review
  • A vibrant research seminar series - with contributions by leading academics from across the country

Professional Accreditations

British Psychological Society.

Careers

This course prepares you for careers in a variety of areas including consultancy, specialist roles within organisations, research and areas of technical expertise.

Teaching methods

Assessment is by examination, coursework, demonstration of a series of competencies and completion of a project.

Structure

Core Modules

  • Wellbeing and Work - 15 Credits
  • Psychological Assessment at Work - 15 Credits
  • Research and Professional Skills - 30 Credits
  • Project - 60 Credits

Fees 2019

UK/EU Students

Full time

  • £8400 for the 2019/2020 academic year

Part time

  • £700 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

International Students

Full time

  • £12650 for the 2019/2020 academic year

Part time

  • £1050 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

View detailed information about tuition fees

Other financial support

Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

View detailed information about our accommodation

How to apply

Apply online (Full Time)

Apply online (Part Time)


Visit the Occupational Psychology MSc page on the University of Hertfordshire website for more details!

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