Postgraduate programmes

Occupational and Organisational Psychology

MSc

Focus on the psychological processes that affect working life. Learn to predict, understand and improve workplace outcomes.

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  • NameOccupational and Organisational Psychology
  • QualificationMSc
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration1 year
  • Tuition fees£11,100 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start date25 September 2017
  • Future start dateSeptember 2018
  • Study abroadNo
  • ValidationRegent's University London

The MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology is a full-time programme focusing on the psychological processes relevant to the workplace.

Drawing on current and historical theory and research, the programme will enable you to understand, describe, and predict workplace outcomes and to develop ways of improving these outcomes.

The programme features a range of modules based on the new curriculum of the British Psychological Society (BPS), including modules on ‘Well-being at Work', ‘Learning, Training and Development', as well as a module involving placement work experience.

Your learning experience will be enriched by small group lectures and seminars, career support, and a personal tutor.

 

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Length

This is a one-year full-time programme comprised of three terms.

Additional information

The programme will cover the core knowledge areas that are stipulated by the Division of Occupational Psychology, of the British Psychological Society. These are: Learning, Training, and Development, Psychological Assessment at Work, Well-Being at Work, Leadership, Engagement, and Motivation, Work Design, Organisational Change and Development, and Professional Practice.

Throughout the programme, you will explore ways of applying theory to practice and will develop a variety of skills including: industry relevant technical skills, research skills, and interpersonal skills.

Unique to this course is a Professional Practice module, which requires you to complete a one month internship/placement within a human resource function of an organisation. This module will enable you to develop your practical and professional skills, as well as to witness the way theory can be implemented into practice.  Support in finding a placement will be provided by the Careers & Business Relations team.

Modules


Term 1

  • Learning, Training and Development
  • Psychological Assessment at Work
  • Well-Being at Work
  • Research Methods 1

Term 2

  • Leadership, Engagement and Motivation
  • Work Design, Organisational Change and Development
  • Research Methods 2

Term 3

  • Professional Practice
  • Dissertation

Study methods

The learning and teaching methods will include seminar based lectures, seminar activities, guest lectures, student-led discussions, case study analysis, and other interactive methods of learning.

The course will be taught by occupational psychologists and organisational behaviour specialists, who are active industry experts, and who can enrich the learning material with their experiences. These individuals will also be academic members of staff involved in scholarly activity to support the dissemination of knowledge and contribution to that knowledge.

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Assessment structure

Assessment will cover both theoretical as well as practical elements of the course.

For instance, you will be assessed on:

  • technical skills, e.g. how well you write a business proposal or a personality profile
  • communication skills, e.g. how well you articulate and communicate your ideas
  • research skills, e.g. through your dissertation

Students with disabilities

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed by stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground-floor rooms, or rooms with lift access, please notify Student Registry as soon as possible. You are also advised to contact the Disability Officer.

Future opportunities

This programme proudly offers the Professional Practice module to help you gain practical industry experience and get your foot in the door.  The module will not only develop your professional skills, but also provide you with a network of support for your career.

The additional qualifications of Accredited Mediator and Qualified Test User will enable you to offer something unique in the industry and will provide you with a competitive advantage.

Upon completing this course, graduates will be able to work as internal consultants within HR functions of organisations, such as HR Managers, Learning and Development Specialists, Recruitment and Personnel Specialists and Talent Management Specialists. Graduates will also be able to work as external consultants, independent practitioners, or academics/researchers.

Academic requirements

A minimum of a lower-second class (2:2) UK honours undergraduate degree or its international equivalent from a recognised institution.

Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre may be accepted. If you are unsure as to the comparability of your qualification, please contact us.

In most cases English and Maths at GCSE level are required.

 

English requirements

If your native language is not English you must provide evidence of your English proficiency, such as IELTS with an overall score of 6.5

For more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, may also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Please check their website for current information.

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: exrel@regents.ac.uk

25 September 2017

 

How to apply

For advice and guidance on study-related visas and immigration, please view our visas and immigration page.

Applying to study at Regent's is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One letter of academic reference
  • A 300-500 word personal statement/essay outlining your background; how you feel you would benefit from the course of study; and why you feel you would make a suitable candidate for the course
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • One recent passport-sized colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at: admit@regents.ac.uk)
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency
  • CV/résumé

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer.  If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, you will be issued a conditional offer.

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)

Please note: although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance and visa

Once we receive your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation, and (where needed) the relevant visa support documentation.

To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for current information (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. 

Fees September 2017

Full course fee: £11,100
Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)


Scholarships

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Fulbright Commission All-Disciplines (Open) Postgraduate Award

Awards to US citizens for the first year of Master's or PhD study in any subject, or to conduct a period of independent research, covers the first year's tuition and a living stipend.

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Fulbright Commission/Regent's University London Scholar Award

Each year, one award is offered to a US citizen in support of research and/or teaching/lecturing in any subject, in any of (or a combination of) the Regent's University London research-active departments. The appointment will be for a period of 3-12 months.

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Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding* for students studying at Regent's University London

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India Postgraduate Taught Masters scholarships

Regent’s University London has a long-standing tradition of welcoming talented students from all over India. Our students from this region have always had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and have graduated from Regent’s fully equipped to join a large multinational, start their own company or join the family business.  Regent’s is therefore pleased to offer five postgraduate scholarships specifically for students of Indian nationality, each worth £3,000.

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Postgraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17

Student Finance England (SFE) is now offering funding for UK and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker (under the age of 60 on the date of first class of the first Master’s degree).

Students, who already hold one Master’s degree (or an equivalent or higher-level qualification) will not be eligible.

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Regent’s Family Reward

Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.

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Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships

Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships reward the loyalty of undergraduate students who progress to enrol on a postgraduate degree with us. It's our way of saying thank you. Scholarships are worth up to 15% of tuition fees. 

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