London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Organisational and Consumer Psychology

This cutting edge, skills-based postgraduate degree, accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Association for Business Psychology (ABP), enables you to select a pathway of occupational, business or consumer psychology and integrates multiple threads into one course to widen the scope for practical application and employment. From learning how to select the best employees to developing advanced research skills, this postgraduate degree 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. You'll study 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'll enjoy an ongoing series of research seminars and links with European universities. The degree also offers the BPS test user qualification as part of the course. Designed for professionals who use psychological or psychometric tests as part of their role, this nationally and internationally recognised qualification gives you free access to restricted psychometric and psychological tests, discounted rates on five Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) training courses and many more benefits. Our lecturers are leaders in their field and are often called upon by the media to provide their expertise. Read ITV's report by Course Leader Gary Pheiffer writing on the consumer psychology of retail sales.

Entry requirements

You will be required to 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 per cent psychology in areas such as social psychology, personality and research methods. We would also welcome applications from those from a business and consumer psychology, marketing or advertising background. Those with relevant professional qualifications or extensive professional experience will also be considered on an individual basis. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS with a minimum overall 6.5, minimum 6.0 in all components.

Course modules

Modules: Psychological Assessment, Change and Consultancy, Leadership, Engagement and Motivation, Work and Well-Being, Human Resource Development (HRD) and Learning, Coaching, Consumer Psychology for Marketing, Consumer Decision Making, Dissertation, and Work Placement (optional).

Assessment methods

Assessment is through academic essays, examinations, logbooks of professional practice, group work, client reports, oral presentations, formal research proposals and dissertations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

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Key information

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Postgraduate Admissions
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020 7133 4202