University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire

Occupational Psychology

The MSc in Occupational Psychology has been designed for psychology graduates who wish to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of occupational psychology and its practice. Following a dynamic and commercially relevant curriculum, you will gain the theoretical, research and practical skills for the application of psychology in many types of modern organisation. Accredited by the British Psychological Society, this course allows you to develop skills that enable you to thrive in a business environment. It addresses industry-relevant topics, from wellbeing in the workplace to the impact of social media and technological change. An emphasis on practical competence means you will have the opportunity to gain valuable qualifications in Test User Ability (TUA) and Test User Personality (TUP). The course is designed to prepare students for employment through a strong awareness of contemporary business environments. Modules covering key themes such as consultancy, leadership, coaching and talent acquisition allow students to develop analytical and practical skills while studying issues that affect contemporary workplaces of all sizes. Teaching staff have excellent links to industry, affording students the chance to learn from external speakers.

Entry requirements

You will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in psychology. You will need Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC). International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.

Course modules

Typical modules: professional skills; the practitioner consultant; personnel selection, development and appraisal; managing organisational change and relations; human factors and work environments; counselling and development in the workplace; advanced research methods.

Assessment methods

Your assessments will include coursework such as academic essays, case studies and independent research projects.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 10,750 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,725 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,725 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,725 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,725 per Whole course (England) 2 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 4 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Francis Close Hall Cheltenham GL50 4AZ South West

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