M.Sc. Psychology of Work MSc/PGDip (online)

  • Online
  • 24 months
  • GBP10830 per Full programme (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP9635 per Full programme (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
This course aims to provide a sound knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics in occupational psychology and to show how this knowledge can be applied to the solution of problems that arise in occupational settings.



This postgraduate distance learning degree will equip you with an excellent level of knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics in Occupational Psychology, including an appreciation of theory, an awareness of the strengths and limitations of research evidence, and how research can be used to help organisations and its employees.

The course has a strong applied focus that will enable you to see the potential for using psychology, whether as a practitioner, or when engaging the services of consultants. You will learn how to apply occupational psychology methodologies to solve real-life problems in organisations. Core psychological theories will be illustrated with the latest research and examples of practice.

The course uses an online teaching and learning system to create an interactive learning environment. Your learning materials are accessed completely online at any time of the day. Distance learning with the School of Psychology means studying in your own time on a part-time basis, so you can combine achieving a qualification with work or family commitments. You will benefit from our professionally created course syllabus that meets to needs of professionals working in the field.

An optional three-day residential Course Conference is held in April at the University, consisting of workshops and study skills sessions. The Conference provides support for your studies and the opportunity to hear esteemed speakers, both academic and practitioner, on areas of occupational psychology. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet staff and fellow students.

As part of the course you can also sign up for optional psychometric test training courses. (There is an additional cost for these.)

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP10830 per full programme ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP9635 per full programme ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.


Fees listed are for the entire course

Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode Online
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Structure Fully structured
Student interaction Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
Attendance No Attendance
Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

Course modules

  • Learning, training and development
  • Psychological assessment at work
  • Work design, organisational change and development
  • Leadership, engagement and motivation
  • Research methods
  • Application of occupational psychology
  • Wellbeing at work

PLUS you dissertation (10,000 word)

English Language Requirements

CAE score
193(Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

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Entry requirements

Second-class honours degree in Psychology or a related subject (e.g. Business or Health Studies), or equivalent.

You must also have some occupational experience.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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