University of East London

Course Introduction

This newly re'shaped course for psychology graduates is distinctive in its applied approach to psychology and benefits from a strong professional emphasis. You will study alongside and follow the same course as our MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology students. The difference is that the MSc Business Psychology is open to students with a first degree in subjects other than psychology. The one'year course ' or two years part'time ' is highly attuned to the needs of working professionals. It will give you a competitive edge as you pursue your career as a practising occupational psychologist. In re'accrediting the course for a further five years in 2013, the British Psychological Society commended it for several aspects of good practice. These included the availability of and support provided by staff, the practical nature of the course and its strong links with industry, and the balancing emphasis on critical thinking. There is also invaluable input from past students offering insights into different applications of occupational psychology in practice. We have deliberately steered away from more traditional assessment methods such as examinations, as these have little practical relevance to the kinds of challenges you will face as professionals.

Course Modules

Modules include: Employee relations and motivation, organisational behaviour and organisational development; selection and assessment/training and development; professional practice 1; dissertation preparation; research methods and statistics/dissertation part 1; appraisal and career development/counselling and individual development; design of the work environment/human machine interaction; professional practice 2; dissertation part 2.

Course Additional Entry

Minimum 2.2 Honours degree in any subject for applicants who wish to develop professional skills and knowledge in psychology in the workforce. Work experience is an advantage but not essential; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £12,100  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,360  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £2,017  Single Module. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £1,560  Single Module. First year home fees