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Occupational and organisational psychology MSC

Combine the science of human behaviour with your experience of the working world and get ready to transform your business and its workforce.

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Entry Requirement

2:2 honours degree or equivalent. Those looking to follow a Chartered training route should also possess a background in Psychology and GBC status (though this is not essential for entry onto the course).


2 years


£9,960 (full course fee)

Course summary

Exploring everything from wellbeing to learning and development, employee selection to organisational change, our distance learning British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Occupational and Organisational Psychology MSc will help you gain the skills building a rewarding career in this growing sector. You’ll grow an understanding of how evidence-based psychological approaches can be used to create teams of engaged, committed and inspired staff, and the impact this can have on commercial success.

The course has been designed in partnership with online learning experts to ensure you get the most engaging experience possible. You’ll learn from research-active academics, with extensive industry experience, in online webinars, discussion boards and beyond.

Plus, our Masters is flexible. Complete it in around two years part time, or longer if you need, and study from anywhere in the world, at any time – no need for a career break.

Distance Learning at Northumbria


  • The Organisation (20 credits)
  • Organisational Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Employee Selection (20 credits)
  • Organisational Psychology Consultancy Skills (20 credits)
  • Learning and Development in Organisations (20 credits)
  • Workplace Wellbeing (20 credits)
  • MSc Thesis (60 credits)


The form of your assessments will vary between modules but all of them will be submitted online. There will be no need to come to campus.


Entry Requirements

2:2 in any subject at undergraduate level.

Applicants with other qualifications and relevant professional experience may be able to apply and will be judged on merit.

International applicants may be required to show an English language qualification, such as IELTS or Pearson PTE Academic.

Those wishing to become a Chartered Occupational Psychologist in the UK will need to possess a degree in Psychology that makes them eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership status with the BPS. This can be achieved after graduating from this course. Enquire to learn more.

Course Fees

£9,960* for UK, EU and International students.

You will be able to spread the cost of your fees over the duration of the course, paying in module-by-module instalments.

*Please note, fees and modules are reviewed regularly and may be subject to change. After the point of enquiry, you will be notified of any changes by our Enrolment Team.

Become a workplace psychology expert

Empowering you to become a workplace psychology expert, this Masters could open new doors across consultancy, HR, organisational development, training, recruitment, management, customer service and beyond.

Explore real-world examples

You’ll explore real-world examples to bring the theory of what you are learning to life. You will also be supported to apply your new knowledge to your current role or any future one you’re aspiring to, while gaining a range of transferable skills, such as statistical analysis, critical evaluation and communication.

Study with the University Confronting the Challenges of Tomorrow

You’ll join our Psychology Department, a thriving research community that is dedicated to making a difference. The course is taught by academics who have years of experience working across the private and public sector, in occupational psychology roles and beyond.

Northumbria University’s Department of Psychology is rated in the top 20 in the UK for the outstanding reach and significance of its psychology research impact (REF 2014).