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

Stage 1 Modules

How Organisations Work (Core)

Helping Organisations to Change (Core)

Psychological Assessment in the Workplace (Core)

Research Methods & Dissertation 1 (Core)

Facilitating Learning in Groups (Optional)

Core Counselling Skills and Processes (Optional)

Stage 2 Modules

Becoming a Professional Psychologist (Core)

Working in a Global Context (Core)

Research Methods & Dissertation 2 (Core)

Coaching for Career & Professional Development (Optional)

Designing & Managing Safety Critical Systems (Optional)

Multidimensional Flourishing (Optional)

The Skills of Effective Coaching (Optional)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,900 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,850 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £1,650 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum 2:2 Honours. We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).