School of Business and Economics


20 Sep 2016

Work Psychology MSc gets re-accredited by the British Psychological Society

Dr Randall

Recently, the British Psychological Society visited the SBE to assess the Work Psychology MSc programme, and we are delighted to announce that the BPS recommended that the programme retains the Society’s accreditation, with no conditions.  In addition, the review team highlighted six areas worthy of commendation.

This excellent outcome is the result of the hard work of former programme director Dr Ray Randall, current programme director Dr Iain Coyne and the programme team, supported by many colleagues across the School.

Dr Randall said:

We are delighted with the outcome of the BPS accreditation process. Particularly pleasing were the commendations we received for the way we deliver our teaching. The accreditation recognises not only the quality of our provision but also the extent to which the course prepares students with the key skills they need to apply psychology to make an impact in work organisations.

For those studying our MSc in Work Psychology, it also confirms our course as meeting the requirements for Stage 1 training for those wishing to go on to further training to develop a career as an Occupational Psychologist.

Dr Iain Coyne

It is pleasing for us that our approach to educating students has been commended by BPS and we are looking forward to building on the foundations of our highly successful inaugural year to continue the reputation of high quality, innovative and interactive MSc courses in Work and Business Psychology. We intend to continue developing and enhancing our teaching to ensure graduates from the courses have the necessary skill-set for work/business psychology roles.

The British Psychological Society-accredited specialist MSc is for students with a BPS-accredited undergraduate Psychology degree who wish to develop a career as an Occupational Psychologist.

For more details on the programme, please visit the Work Psychology MSc programme page.