Occupational Psychology MSc/PGDip at University of Nottingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Take the next step in your career using psychology in the world of work. Join our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited course to get your Stage 1 qualification in Occupational Psychology and by the end you should be ready to continue on to your Stage 2 training. At Nottingham, you'll be taught by research-active experts in the field, some of whom completed their own MScs at Nottingham. You'll learn about how we motivate employees, how we train them, how we recruit, how we design jobs, how we assess performance, how we manage well-being, how we lead, how we manage organisational change, and more. We make sure the course has a practical focus to improve your skills as a practitioner. That's why you'll learn about consultancy as part of your studies. You'll also get a good grasp on research methods applicable to the workplace, something particularly valuable to future employers. By the end of the course, you should be ready to apply what you've learned to the real world of work.


You'll study across a number of compulsory modules designed to provide you with a sound knowledge and understanding of core areas of occupational psychology along with the skills to apply that knowledge in a practical setting. Study takes place over three semesters, autumn, spring, and summer. Typically taught modules are delivered in the autumn and spring semesters with the summer used for the research project, though this is dependent on your mode of study. MSc students will take all of the compulsory modules for a total of 180 credits. Students taking the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) cover the same modules but do not take the Project and Dissertation module, for a total of 120 credits. For the most up-to-date module information and full details, please visit the course page on our website.

Assessment method

Assessment is also undertaken by a variety of means, including examinations, essays, dissertations and field-based project work. On some occasions, students might be asked to make individual or group-based presentations in seminars and workshops. Although not formally assessed, these presentations are an essential opportunity for students to demonstrate knowledge of the topic and important transferable skills, eg presentation skills.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent); proof of holding Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) must be stated as a condition of any offer (e.g. a formal letter from a University stating that their Bachelor programme in psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and provides the basis for GBC). Vocational experience can be taken into account. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For fee information, see www.nottingham.ac.uk/fees

Sponsorship information

1 ESRC studentship.

Occupational Psychology MSc/PGDip at University of Nottingham - UCAS