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// University News

26 Sep 2016

University Work Psychology MSC programme receives reaccreditation

The University’s Work Psychology MSc programme has been re-accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

The programme was assessed by the BPS in a recent visit to the School of Business and Economics and retained the Society’s accreditation. The review team also highlighted six areas worthy of commendation.

Former programme Dr Ray Randall and current programme director Dr Iain Coyne developed the programme with support from various 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 Stage 1 training requirements for those wishing to go on to develop a career as an Occupational Psychologist.”

Dr Iain Coyne added: “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 skillset for work/business psychology roles.”

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