University of Sheffield Occupational Psychology

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University of Sheffield Occupational Psychology

Our MSc in Occupational Psychology boasts an international reputation. It is taught full-time from September to spring followed by a dissertation where students conduct a research project within an organisation over the summer. Students are assessed through individual assignments, group projects, examinations and an organisational project.

Project opportunities can be generated by students or through IWP’s business network and the Management School’s Employability Hub. These provide you with the chance to apply your knowledge to real-world issues and develop organisational skills. Throughout the course, practical workshops focus on developing skills in presentations, SPSS statistical software, group work and information management. There is also training to acquire the BPS Assistant Test User and Tester User Qualifications (Occupational, Ability and Personality) in Psychometric Testing.

Teaching is structured around case study and workshop activities in order to ensure that learning is both active and relevant to modern organisations. Our programme will ensure that you are equipped with practical skills for the workplace, have developed a strong understanding of occupational psychology, a critical appreciation of current theory and practice and have acquired the skills and knowledge necessary for future employment as an occupational psychologist. The MSc Occupational Psychology covers all the knowledge areas required for Stage 1 of professional development to be a practicing psychologist. In workshops, guidance is also provided on working towards Stage 2 (Supervised Practice).

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)

This course can involve a research project in a real-world organisation, which will demand effective communication, negotiation and project management skills.

Recent research projects include a performance management project for a large organisation, working with a company in the insurance sector on change management, and a review of a law firm’s reward system.

If you’re already eligible for the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, you can study for this MSc.

The degree is recognised by the BPS. It helps you on your way towards chartered psychologist status.

Jessica Pickard, MSc Occupational Psychology

Core modules

  • Work Design, Organisational Change and Development
  • Applying Psychology to Work and Organisations
  • Leadership, Engagement and Motivation
  • Learning, Training and Development
  • Research Methods for Occupational Psychologists
  • Selection and Psychological Testing in Organisations
  • Statistical Methods for Occupational Psychologists
  • Well-being and Work
  • Dissertation

Teaching

Lectures and workshops.

Assessment

Written work, examinations and research dissertation.

Course duration

1 year full-time


Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 or an approved professional qualification.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Entry requirements for international students

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Fees and funding

Fees for 2018 will be available next year, so until then use the 2017 fees as a guide.