University of Leeds

Organizational Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
  • English
The MSc Organizational Psychology at University of Leeds is ideal if you want to work as a practitioner organizational psychologist or academic researcher, and already have a British Psychological Society-accredited degree in psychology or a related discipline.


You will gain an appreciation of business management through modules in commercial and professional skills, learning from expert practitioners working within organizational psychology. The Organizational Psychology course is offered by University of Leeds.

The course gives you opportunities to examine individual, group and organizational effectiveness by exploring issues such as selection and assessment, as well as configuring groups and teams. You will also consider the latest topics, including managing innovation, change management and designing complex socio-technical systems.

You can find more information about this programme on the programme website


Business savvy, with a broad appreciation of the financial, strategic and operational workings of contemporary organizations, our graduates will be strongly positioned to enter careers in the public or private sectors, equally adept as dedicated consulting organizational psychologists or human resource specialists.


Covering the full range of topics required for professional recognition by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health Professions Council, the programme incorporates knowledge from related subject areas of business and management studies to provide a more complete picture of the context in which organizational psychologists operate. Graduation from this programme fulfils stage one of the requirements for Chartered Membership of BPS and full membership of the Division of Occupational Psychology.

Programme Structure

Compulsory Modules:
  • The Psychology of Effective Organisations
  • Personnel Selection and Training
  • Design of Complex Human-Technical Systems
  • Organisational Development and Change
  • Managing Performance and Developing Careers
  • Research Design and Analysis
  • Advanced Behavioural Research Design and Analysis
  • Commercial and Professional Skills
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Entry requirements
  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) that is BPS accredited.
  • We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.
English language requirements
  • IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.
Documents and information you’ll need
  • A copy of your degree certificate and transcript, or a partial transcript if you’re still studying
  • Two academic references
  • A personal statement
  • An up-to-date CV
  • Evidence of your English language qualifications, if English is not your first language
  • A letter of sponsorship, if you need one.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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