Postgraduate programmes

Occupational and Organisational Psychology

MSc

Focus on the psychological processes that affect working life. Learn to predict, understand and improve workplace outcomes.

Year
Full Time
Scholarship
  • NameOccupational and Organisational Psychology
  • QualificationMSc
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration1 year
  • Tuition fees£11,500 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start dateSeptember 2018
  • Future start dateSeptember 2019
  • Study abroadNo
  • ValidationRegent's University London

The MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology is a full-time programme focusing on the psychological processes relevant to the workplace.

Drawing on current and historical theory and research, the programme will enable you to understand, describe, and predict workplace outcomes and to develop ways of improving these outcomes.

The programme features a range of modules based on the new curriculum of the British Psychological Society (BPS), including modules on ‘Well-being at Work', ‘Learning, Training and Development', as well as a module involving placement work experience.

Your learning experience will be enriched by small group lectures and seminars, career support, and a personal tutor.

Length

This is a one-year full-time programme comprised of three terms.

Additional information

The programme will cover the core knowledge areas that are stipulated by the Division of Occupational Psychology, of the British Psychological Society. These are: Learning, Training, and Development, Psychological Assessment at Work, Well-Being at Work, Leadership, Engagement, and Motivation, Work Design, Organisational Change and Development, and Professional Practice.

Throughout the programme, you will explore ways of applying theory to practice and will develop a variety of skills including: industry relevant technical skills, research skills, and interpersonal skills.

Unique to this course is a Professional Practice module, which requires you to complete a one month internship/placement within a human resource function of an organisation. This module will enable you to develop your practical and professional skills, as well as to witness the way theory can be implemented into practice.  Support in finding a placement will be provided by the Careers & Business Relations team.

Modules


Term 1

  • Learning, Training and Development
  • Psychological Assessment at Work
  • Well-Being at Work
  • Research Methods 1

Term 2

  • Leadership, Engagement and Motivation
  • Work Design, Organisational Change and Development
  • Research Methods 2

Term 3

  • Professional Practice
  • Dissertation

Study methods

The learning and teaching methods will include seminar based lectures, seminar activities, guest lectures, student-led discussions, case study analysis, and other interactive methods of learning.

The course will be taught by occupational psychologists and organisational behaviour specialists, who are active industry experts, and who can enrich the learning material with their experiences. These individuals will also be academic members of staff involved in scholarly activity to support the dissemination of knowledge and contribution to that knowledge.

Academic Calendar

Assessment structure

Assessment will cover both theoretical as well as practical elements of the course.

For instance, you will be assessed on:

  • technical skills, e.g. how well you write a business proposal or a personality profile
  • communication skills, e.g. how well you articulate and communicate your ideas
  • research skills, e.g. through your dissertation

Students with disabilities

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed by stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground-floor rooms, or rooms with lift access, please notify Student Registry as soon as possible. You are also advised to contact the Disability Officer.

Future opportunities

This programme proudly offers the Professional Practice module to help you gain practical industry experience and get your foot in the door.  The module will not only develop your professional skills, but also provide you with a network of support for your career.

The additional qualifications of Accredited Mediator and Qualified Test User will enable you to offer something unique in the industry and will provide you with a competitive advantage.

Upon completing this course, graduates will be able to work as internal consultants within HR functions of organisations, such as HR Managers, Learning and Development Specialists, Recruitment and Personnel Specialists and Talent Management Specialists. Graduates will also be able to work as external consultants, independent practitioners, or academics/researchers.

Academic Requirements 

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes.

Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding a minimum lower second class (2:2) UK Honours undergraduate degree from a recognised institution and will assess your application for proficiency in Mathematics, asking for a GCSE Mathematics grade A-C / 9-4. Other equivalent international qualifications from recognised institutions will be accepted.

Applicants who meet the minimum academic requirements will be invited to participate in an interview with academic staff.

English Requirements 

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • A completed Undergraduate degree studied in English from a majority English speaking country
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each individual component

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-Campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test. This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact admit@regents.ac.uk. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

How to apply
Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply
You can apply in the following ways:

If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application. These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to admit@regents.ac.uk.

• Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all university studies (i.e. undergraduate degree)
• Proof of your GCSE Mathematics graded A-C/9-4 (ie GCSE Certificate), or international equivalent
• One letter of academic recommendation
• A copy of your CV/resumé showing your work experience, if applicable.
• A 500-700 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme. This should demonstrate an understanding of a current issue relevant to the subject, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the University and how this will help your future career aspirations.
• A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
• If you are not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview. Interviews can take the form of a one-to-one interview or group interview. These are generally conducted on campus but may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 2 Receive a response to your application

Your completed application along with all the relevant documentation will be assessed to determine whether you meet our entry requirements. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview which may be in person or via telephone/Skype.
Shortly after the interview date the Admissions team will notify you of the decision via email.

Step 3 Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place.
Please note: There is no formal deadline to pay your advance tuition fee deposit, however we recommend that you confirm your place as soon as possible.
Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 After you have accepted your place

Closer to the start of the term the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.

Information for international students
If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. 

Fees September 2018

Full course fee: £11,500
Home/EU advance deposit: £1,000 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Fulbright Commission All-Disciplines (Open) Postgraduate Award

Awards to US citizens for the first year of Master's or PhD study in any subject, or to conduct a period of independent research, covers the first year's tuition and a living stipend.

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Fulbright Commission/Regent's University London Scholar Award

Each year, one award is offered to a US citizen in support of research and/or teaching/lecturing in any subject, in any of (or a combination of) the Regent's University London research-active departments. The appointment will be for a period of 3-12 months.

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Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding* for students studying at Regent's University London

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India Postgraduate Taught Masters scholarships

Regent’s University London has a long-standing tradition of welcoming talented students from all over India. Our students from this region have always had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and have graduated from Regent’s fully equipped to join a large multinational, start their own company or join the family business.  Regent’s is therefore pleased to offer five postgraduate scholarships specifically for students of Indian nationality, each worth £3,000.

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Postgraduate loans - Student Finance England 2018-19

Student Finance England (SFE) is now offering funding for UK and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker (under the age of 60 on the date of first class of the first Master’s degree).

Students, who already hold one Master’s degree (or an equivalent or higher-level qualification) will not be eligible.

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Regent’s Family Reward

Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.

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Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships

Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships reward the loyalty of undergraduate students who progress to enrol on a postgraduate degree with us. It's our way of saying thank you. Scholarships are worth up to 15% of tuition fees. 

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