University of Winchester

University of Winchester

Occupational Psychology

Occupational Psychology at Winchester provides the academic component (Stage 1) of the route to becoming a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS's) Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) and the first stage of training towards Practitioner Occupational Psychologist status with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The programme introduces the context and application of psychology in various occupational/organisational settings. The emphasis is on knowledge in key areas of leadership, wellbeing at work, work design, assessment in the workplace, as well as learning training and development. Underpinning the whole programme is an ethos of evidence-based practice and development of practical skills in occupational practice, consultancy and research. The programme is underpinned by the teaching of a solid theoretical foundation using evidence-based theories in core areas of occupational psychology. This is coupled with the development of practice-based skills (for example interviewing, development of needs analysis, use of surveys and introduction to coaching skills) and research methods (both qualitative and quantitative). There is consideration of the scope of Occupational Psychology from the perspective of the individual, their work organisation and any work with client groups. Students develop the ability to appropriately design, conduct, analyse, interpret and evaluate psychological research in a chosen specialised research area within Occupational Psychology. An important feature of the programme is to provide students with the skills and knowledge requirement for Stage 1 of the BPS training route in Occupational Psychology, as well as supporting the transition towards Stage 2. There is an emphasis on reflective practice skills as well as a thorough understanding of ethical standards and practice within the discipline. Students are also taught by a range of professional occupational psychologists offering experience in a range of specialisms including coaching, use of psychometrics, human factors and leadership development.

Entry requirements

A first or second-class Honours degree (or recognised equivalent qualification) in Psychology and Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Students who do not fulfil this GBC entry requirement are considered on an individual basis by the programme team.

If English is not your first language an IELTS of 6.5 (including 6.0 in academic writing) or equivalent is required.

Please note, the closing date for receipt of applications is 31st March, with interviews on 19th, 20th and 21st April.

Course modules

Further information about the core and optional modules for this programme are available from the individual course pages on the University of Winchester website.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods are employed including academic essays, research reports and presentations. In addition, the programme includes problem-based exercises that may include elements such as mock consultancy reports, psychometric test use experience and development of training based on given scenarios.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,750 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 12,750 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years

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