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  • Study Type

    Distance learning available

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  • Course Duration

    One year full-time accelerated network learning

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  • Course Fees

    Full-time home/EU students: £9200 pa
    Full-time international students: £14850 pa

    There are additional costs: see website.

Offered for full-time accelerated network (distance) learning, this highly respected Master's degree will develop your understanding of people and organizations and knowledge of occupational psychology and organizational behaviour. Network learning at Birkbeck differs from traditional distance learning, as it includes attendance at termly weekend workshops and tutor-facilitated computer conferencing, in addition to online materials. 

Teaching on the course is informed by cutting-edge research in the field and you will be encouraged to engage in critical thinking and to reflect on theory and practice. You will also acquire applied research skills in preparation for an independent research project on a subject that interests you. 

You will be taught by leading academics and practitioners who have a wealth of experience in supporting and encouraging students who are studying via distance learning. Ours is a friendly, welcoming community of learners who are keen to work hard, share their professional experience with classmates and network and make contacts. 

Celebrating our 55th anniversary in 2017, Birkbeck's Department of Organizational Psychology was the first department of occupational psychology in the UK. We continue to play a distinctive role in British occupational psychology - and, increasingly, within organizational behaviour. We have been delivering programmes by network learning for nearly 30 years and we are established experts in using digital technologies to create and maintain an engaged and supportive learning environment for our students. 

This course is also available for full-time and part-time evening study and part-time network learning over two years


  • This degree will enhance or develop your career in management, human resources, training and development or consultancy.
  • Birkbeck's Department of Organizational Psychology has nearly 30 years' experience of offering degrees via network learning - we are experts in supporting students who are studying online. 
  • Over the one-year course, you will attend five weekend workshops. These are non-residential and run from late on Friday afternoon through to lunchtime on Sunday. There are evening activities at all the workshops. (Please note: you must be able to attend the first-weekend workshop if you wish to be accepted onto the course.) 
  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society as providing the knowledge base for progress towards the professional qualification of Chartered Occupational Psychologist. 


You complete eight taught modules.

You will also complete an independent applied research project, with support from one of our academics. 





Network learning combines online distance-learning with face-to-face weekend workshops. You will contribute to online, tutor-supported discussion groups and attend weekend workshops, involving both lectures and group exercises.

Non-residential weekend workshops will be held at Birkbeck in Central London. 


Essays or reports, written examinations and an independent applied research project (10,000 words), submitted at the end of the year.

Visit the Organizational Psychology (accelerated distance learning) page on the Birkbeck, University of London website for more details!




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