University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Occupational Psychology

This is an applied programme integrating theory, practice, skills and research. The course is designed to acquaint you with psychological perspectives on workplace issues, and to develop a range of transferable skills that will be relevant to the occupational psychology practitioner. You will attain the British Psychological Society (BPS) Level A Certificate in Occupational Testing as part of the course and you will have the opportunity for Level B (intermediate) Certificate training. You will gain an understanding of occupational psychology within the wider business context through professional practice sessions. You will gain the ability to apply psychological theory to workplace settings, and to critically analyse work situations. You will develop your problem-solving abilities, your research awareness, and your critical evaluation of research findings. You will have the opportunity to join the Work, Well being and Organisation Research Group (WWORG) and will be encouraged to present your research at relevant conferences.

Entry requirements

You should have a good Honours degree in Psychology as well as eligibility for graduate basis for registration with the British Psychological Society. You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent). Applicants may be required to attend an interview before being accepted onto this course.

Course modules

Modules include: human resource management; counselling in organisations; introduction to research methods; organisational change, development and employee relations; human factors in the workplace; professional practice; psychological assessment and measurement; training in organisations; research dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 3 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,960 per Academic year (overseas fees) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

Key information

Course Enquiry Unit
Telephone number: 
0800 953 3222