Postgraduate study2016

MSc

Work Psychology

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time 2-4 years part-time (block teaching)

This programme is especially suitable for students wishing to develop a career as an Occupational Psychologist. It is also suitable for those interested in a career in personnel functions, human resource management roles or as business consultants in areas such as selection and assessment, organisational development and change and employee development.

MSc

Work Psychology

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time 2-4 years part-time (block teaching)

This programme is especially suitable for students wishing to develop a career as an Occupational Psychologist. It is also suitable for those interested in a career in personnel functions, human resource management roles or as business consultants in areas such as selection and assessment, organisational development and change and employee development.

Programme information

This BPS-accredited MSc programme fulfils the requirements of the Stage 1 qualification for those wishing to go on to eventually become a HCPC-registered Occupational Psychologist.

Students are given in-depth training by experienced researchers and practitioners to equip them to understand and analyse a wide range of psychological theories that can be applied in organisational settings. This is integrated with practical training on how to apply relevant theory to influence important business decisions.

There is a strong emphasis on developing critical thinking and consultancy skills as well as the ability to work effectively with a wide range of organisational stakeholders.

Students extend and cement their practical skills by completing a research project that allows them to apply their knowledge to an organisational issue.

Assessment

Each module is assessed by coursework. The coursework will be a mixture of essays, reports, group work, practical work and presentations.

These assessment methods are designed to closely resemble the work carried out by psychologists in a variety of organisational contexts.

There are no examinations.

Entry qualification

Minimum of upper second class (2:1) honours BPS-accredited degree in psychology or equivalent overseas qualification. Those with a 2:2 (or equivalent) and relevant work experience may be considered.

Evidence of numerical proficiency demonstrated through the study of mathematical or statistical subjects in some part of your first degree. Applications from those with a lower second class degree may be considered if the applicant has considerable relevant work experience.

See our full list of International Qualification Equivalencies for all countries. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University. Please contact us to clarify if required.

English language requirement for international students

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course. 

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Careers and further study

We anticipate that graduates from this programme being in high demand and to find employment as Occupational Psychologists, as well as professionals working in personnel, human resource management, or as business consultants in areas such as selection and assessment, organisational development and change and employee development.

Programme modules

Semester 1
  • Gathering and Using Evidence in Work Psychology (Part I)
  • Leadership and Performance Management
  • Employee Engagement, Motivation and Voice
  • Well-being and Work
  • Work Design, Organisational Change and Development 
Semester 2
  • Gathering and Using Evidence in Work Psychology (Part II)
  • Psychological Assessment in Organisations
  • Career Development
  • Learning, Development and Knowledge Management 
Summer
  • Empirical Research Project in Work Psychology

Apply now

The best way to apply for admission to a taught or research programme is online. This helps us to process your application quickly.

Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references.

You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts and references, as soon as you make your online application – they can be submitted online.

A decision about your application cannot be made until we receive your supporting documents.

For more information on the application process, take a look at our how to apply section.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 2 (Mid-Range) £9,000 £17,000

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.