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Occupational and Organisational Psychology (BPS Accredited) MSc

University of Liverpool

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Liverpool

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Designed and delivered by leading academics and experts in their field, the MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology programme is a British Psychological Society (BPS) Accredited Programme focused on developing the future generation of practitioners in occupational psychology who can make a positive difference to effectiveness and well-being of people and organisations.

Programme Overview

The programme draws upon the latest evidence and cutting-edge research to cover all major aspects of occupational psychology, enabling students to develop a critical understanding of how research into human behaviour at work can be applied to enhance the effectiveness of people and organisations at work. Core areas include; leadership, motivation and engagement; well-being at work; work design, organisational change and development; psychological assessment at work; and learning, training and development. Students also undertake a supervised empirical research project, building their knowledge of research methods in psychology and developing skills in the conduct of research in organisational contexts. In doing so, the MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology equips students will the knowledge base and practical skills necessary for a career in occupational psychology and constitutes Stage 1 of the BPS Qualification in Occupational Psychology. An application for accreditation has been submitted to The British Psychological Society. It also provides a strong foundation for those who would consider progressing to a Doctor of Philosophy programme.

The MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology is based within the Work, Organisation and Management (WOM) Department in the University of Liverpool Management School. Designed and delivered by leading academics and experts in their field, the MSc OOP programme is directly informed by the research of WOM members, including, for example Professor Yves Guillaume’s research on work group diversity and leader-member exchange, Dr. Joanne Lyubovnikova’s research on teamwork, authentic and servant leadership, Dr. Pascale Daher’s research on gender and leadership, Dr. Mariella Miraglia’s research on absenteeism and presenteeism behaviours and wellbeing, Dr. Laura Radcliffe’s work on qualitative methods and people’s lived, daily experiences, and Dr. Sandra Pereira Costa’s research on the psychological contract, forgiveness and workplace stress.

Career prospects

Upon successful completion, the MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology provides you with Stage 1 of the BPS Qualification in Occupational Psychology, and thus provides a clear foundation for a career as a Registered Occupational Psychologist. It provides a route for progression onto a Doctor of Philosophy programme. Graduates may also consider related careers in areas of human resource management and organisational development.

Tuition fees

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£ 22,000per year

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University information

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University of Liverpool

  • University League Table

    33rd

  • Campus address

    University of Liverpool, The Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZX, England

Renowned for excellent teaching that relates to the professions including medicine, dentistry, business, law, architecture and engineering.
Internationally recognised themes: personalised health, infectious disease, advanced materials, digital, heritage, and starting well, living well, ageing well.
Extensive support network in place for International students. Students can take advantage of a meet and greet service and ‘Hello International!’ welcome.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 118 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    143 66%

    36th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    39th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    60th

    11

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