Sheffield University Management School

University of Sheffield

Occupational Psychology

Both of these courses 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 the MSc Occupational Psychology. This degree is recognised by the BPS. It helps you on your way towards chartered psychologist status. If you're not eligible for BPS membership, you can take the MSc Work Psychology. This degree is not recognised by the BPS but it will help you develop the skills you need for research and practice as an occupational psychologist.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a 2:1 honours degree in psychology or a related discipline. You should also be eligible for the BPS's Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. If you're not eligible, you can apply for the MSc Work Psychology. English language requirements: All of our courses require an overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component or equivalent.

Course modules

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; project workshops/dissertation.

Assessment methods

Written work, examinations and research dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 18,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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