Regent's University London

Regent's University London

Occupational and Organisational Psychology

The MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology is a full-time programme focusing on the psychological processes relevant to the workplace.

The programme offers two pathways: Occupational Psychology and Organisational Behaviour.

Drawing on current and historical theory and research, the programme will enable you to understand, describe, and predict workplace outcomes and to develop ways of improving these outcomes.

The programme features a range of modules based on the new curriculum of the British Psychological Society (BPS), including modules on ‘Well-being at Work', ‘Learning, Training and Development', as well as a module involving placement work experience.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a lower-second class (2:2) UK honours undergraduate degree or its international equivalent from a recognised institution.

Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre may be accepted. If you are unsure as to the comparability of your qualification, please contact us.

In most cases English and Maths at GCSE level are required.

Course modules

The programme will cover the core knowledge areas that are stipulated by the Division of Occupational Psychology, of the British Psychological Society. These are: Learning, Training, and Development, Psychological Assessment at Work, Well-Being at Work, Leadership, Engagement, and Motivation, Work Design, Organisational Change and Development, and Professional Practice.

Throughout the programme, you will explore ways of applying theory to practice and will develop a variety of skills including: industry relevant technical skills, research skills, and interpersonal skills.

Unique to this course is a Professional Practice module, which requires you to complete a one month internship/placement within a human resource function of an organisation. This module will enable you to develop your practical and professional skills, as well as to witness the way theory can be implemented into practice. Support in finding a placement will be provided by the Careers & Business Relations team.


The MSc Occupational Psychology pathway is designed for graduates of psychology who have Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

The MSc Organisational Behaviour pathway is designed for graduates of non-psychology backgrounds who are interested in working with human behaviour in the workplace.

Term 1

  • Learning, training and development
  • Psychological assessment at work
  • Well-being at work
  • Research methods 1

Term 2

  • Leadership, engagement and motivation
  • Work design, organisational change and development
  • Research methods 2

Term 3

  • Professional practice
  • Dissertation

Assessment methods

Assessment will cover both theoretical as well as practical elements of the course.

For instance, you will be assessed on:

  • Technical skills, e.g. how well you write a business proposal or a personality profile
  • Communication skills, e.g. how well you articulate and communicate your ideas
  • Research skills, e.g. through your dissertation


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time 10,800 per Whole course () 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Regent's University London London NW1 4NS London

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