This cutting edge, skills-based postgraduate degree, accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), and the Association of Business Psychologists (ABP), enables you to select a pathway of occupational, business or consumer psychology and uniquely integrates multiple threads into one course to widen the scope for practical application and employment.
About this course
From learning how to select the best employees, to developing advanced research skills, this postgraduate degree, with its high rates of employability, will prepare you for professional practice in a wide spectrum of careers.
Examining work and wellbeing, and motivation and engagement, alongside current research on leadership and consumer psychology, our experienced staff, and guest lecturers share-up-to-the minute practitioner insight, placing the study of occupational, business and consumer psychology in an industry context.
Areas of analysis include recruitment and selection, training and development, stress management, work and wellbeing, motivation, engagement and leadership, organisational change, coaching and performance management. The course also examines the psychology of branding, and consumer behaviour.
We have extensive professional networks and the University has a long-established reputation, successfully running psychology courses for over 20 years. You will enjoy an ongoing series of research seminars and links with European universities.
The teaching approach is experiential and problem solving based and emphasises how theory is applied in practice. All lectures include a practical component to highlight how psychology research may influence the workplace.
The degree also offers the BPS test user qualification as part of the course.
If you take the consumer psychology route, you may take modules in consumer psychology for marketing.
Our lecturers are leaders in their field and are often called upon by the media to provide their expertise. Read ITV’s report on Course Leader, Gary Pheiffer, writing on the consumer psychology of retail sales.
Assessment is through academic essays, examinations, logbooks of professional practice, group work, client reports, oral presentations, formal research proposals and dissertations.
This course is accredited by the Association for Business Psychology (ABP).
If you choose to take the occupational psychology route, this is also accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Managing Organisational Culture and Change
Dissertation and Professional Development
Research Design and Analysis for Psychology
Advanced Research Design and Analysis for Psychology
Consumer Psychology for Marketing
Consumer Decision Making
Behaviour Change and Learning
Leadership, Engagement and Motivation
Wellbeing and Work
Psychological Assessment at Work
What our students say
“Armed with a great qualification from London Met, I would recommend this fast-paced and challenging industry to anyone.”
“The staff at London Met are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They not only teach but incorporate their expertise into giving you the best experience and facilitate you in growing through the course. At master's level you are treated as a practitioner and not as a student which enhances the overall experience of the course.”
“As a mature student I was concerned that I would feel a bit out of place. However, from the very first day I was made very welcome by both the teaching staff and my fellow students. This course has been a great experience for me and has delivered more than I expected. The material has proven to be interesting and relevant. I have also learnt a great deal from my peers. The wide range of age, experience and cultural background creates a diverse and energising learning environment. The investment of time and money is paying back with concepts learnt on the course already used in practice. I now plan to continue to follow my academic interests with a PhD that will complement my business development plans.”
After the course
Former students have taken up roles ranging from freelance employment advisors to senior change management consultants, and we are proud of our post MSc careers advice, and the support we give for progression to our doctorate programme.
Our graduates have gone on to work in occupational psychology, management, marketing, advertising, recruitment, research, performance consultancy, business, training, human resources and organisational change.
Previous students have gone on to Accenture, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rio Tinto, and in the public sector and government departments such as the Department for Work and Pensions.
Read how graduate Rebecca Griffiths went on to deliver consultancy to large brands, and combine her people development and writing skills in a role as an employee engagement advisor.
Find out why change management consultant, Ray Millican, chose to study at London Met.
For those wishing to do the BPS Occupational Psychology chartership, post MSc support is provided.
Why London Met?
At London Metropolitan University
, we place students at the centre of everything we do. We are proud of our vibrant, multicultural and socially diverse community, and welcome applicants regardless of age or background. We offer most of our courses on both a full- and part-time basis, in order to best meet your needs.
The University also has a strong culture of research. Over two thirds of the research we submitted to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise was judged to be “internationally recognised”, “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. Many of these expert researchers will be leading your lectures, as will employers and professionals with extensive real-world experience. They will be supported by an excellent network of guest speakers and mentors from the industry, making sure you get the best possible guidance.
Support from London Met
If this course is for you, please make sure you also take a look at key resources for postgraduate students on our website:
Postgraduate open days: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/events/postgraduate-open-days/
Applying for a postgraduate course: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/postgraduate/
Funding support for postgraduate students: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/
Successful applicants will normally have a good psychology degree (minimum 2:2).For those wishing to follow the Occupational Psychology route and undertake the BPS chartership post MSc (stage 2 qualification) and to qualify for professional practice as an Occupational Psychologist, a GBC or equivalent psychology degree will be required. For Business and Consumer routes normally a 2:2 Honours Degree, or equivalent, containing at least 50% psychology in areas such as social psychology, personality and research methods.
Fees vary by start point, please refer to the London Met website for accurate information.