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About Occupational Psychology
Masters degrees in Occupational Psychology equip postgraduates with the skills to help organisations select, motivate and improve the performance of their employees.
Related subjects include Work & Organisational Psychology and Psychology of Work. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Business Studies, Social Science or Psychology.
Occupational psychologists focus on the performance of people at work and during training, helping organisations to recruit, retain and realise the potential of their human resources (HR). This includes learning to identify individuals’ abilities, support the development and deployment of appraisals and reward systems, as well as managing health, safety and the work-life balance.
You may wish to specialise in a certain aspect of Occupational Psychology. For example, some occupational psychologists advise on changing behaviours to improve customer service, while others will work more broadly.
Generally, your focus depends both on your interests and organisational needs. You might be employed within an organisation’s HR department to offer regular career counselling, or you could work as a consultant on an independent basis.
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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 Psychologists apply the science of psychology in work-based settings. The Occupational Psychology MSc is accredited by the British Psychological Society and provides a thorough grounding in the theory and practical skills central to the application of psychological research in the workplace.
Applied Master’s-level Occupational Psychology focuses on skills, knowledge and attributes employers and organisations seek. With input from leading researchers and practising occupational psychologists, working up to British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation.
Every business needs to be successful. To ensure this, it’s vital to consider the roles of the employer and employee and the influences that can affect an individual’s level of engagement and wellbeing, which in turn affects both an individual's and a business’ performance.
This is an applied programme integrating theory, practice, skills and research. The course is designed to acquaint you with psychological perspectives on workplace issues, and to develop a range of transferable skills that will be relevant to the occupational psychology practitioner.
On this British Psychology Society (BPS) accredited programme we consider you an Occupational Psychologist in training. As such, we will support you in building a competency portfolio as preparation for work in many types of modern organisation.
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.
This postgraduate distance learning degree will equip you with an excellent level of knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics in Occupational Psychology, including an appreciation of theory, an awareness of the strengths and limitations of research evidence, and how research can be used to help organisations and its employees.
“If you want to become a driving force behind people's effectiveness and well-being at work, and make a positive difference to businesses and organisations in achieving their maximum potential, then our MSc Occupational and Organizational Psychology is for you.
The MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology will be of interest to those, in the UK and abroad, who wish to develop a career in organisational psychology or related areas such as human-resource management.
Applications of the major theories and models of business/occupational psychology occur in the practices of, for example, personnel assessment, selection and training the design of work environments, implementation of training interventions, management of careers, motivation and development of staff and the management of organizational change.