Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Occupational Psychology

This Master's degree is aimed at those who wish to develop their understanding of people and organisations. You will gain a broad knowledge base in occupational psychology and organisational behaviour. The degree focuses on discussions of current research, with the aim of encouraging you to engage in critical thinking and reflect on theory and practice. You will also acquire basic applied research skills.

Course modules

You complete 8 taught modules. You will also complete a supervised independent applied research project. Core modules: Employee relations and motivation; leadership and performance management; learning and development; life career development; research methods (occupational psychology); selection and assessment; understanding organizations and change; work and well being; research project (organisational psychology).

Assessment methods

Essays or reports; written examinations each year; and an independent applied research project (10,000 words), normally submitted at the end of the final year. Full-time students complete the same number of assessments in 1 year.

Sponsorship information

The government's new postgraduate loan scheme allows you to borrow up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees, living costs or other study expenses - and you don't have to start repaying until 2019. Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 8,950 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) October 2018 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) October 2018 GBP 8,950 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 7,225 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 4,475 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Department of Organisational Psychology
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