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MSc Organisational Psychology

Kaplan - University of Essex Online, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

October 2024

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First Year Course Fee

USD 8,041

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  • 2 Years
  • Online
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 10% scholarship
This 100% online and part-time MSc Organisational Psychology* brings together the complementary fields of business and psychology to create an applied psychology Masters degree.
  • The programme is designed for those with a personal or professional interest in business psychology. It explores key psychological theories that can be applied to a broad range of workplace settings. You will learn how to increase business efficiency, improve organisational structures, assess job performance as well as effectively motivate employees.
  • There is a strong focus on employability throughout the programme. You will acquire a foundation in research methods and statistics, build a skills portfolio, and develop transferrable skills that will be beneficial to a variety of careers.

Throughout the course, you will delve into interesting real-world workplace topics such as:

  • The concept of psychological assessment at work and how to conduct this process as a practising organisational psychologist
  • The significance of human resource development within a global context
  • The nature, meaning and process of developing people in the organisation to the fullest of their capabilities
  • The main qualitative and quantitative research methods used for data collection and analysis
  • The degree will culminate in the completion of a dissertation, where you will conduct independent research into an area of organisational psychology of your choice and apply your learnings from the course to produce your report.

*The start date and details of this course are still subject to University approval. In the event that approval is not granted by your course start date, an alternative date will be offered or a full refund given. If we need to make changes to this programme as part of the University of Essex validation process, we will communicate these to you at the earliest possible date.

Enrollment Cycles

  • October 2024
  • We know that many people from non-traditional backgrounds would succeed on our courses! That’s why we offer two different entry routes, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications. You will also need to meet our English language requirements.
  • Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two-week induction period of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Academic entry route
In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our MSc Organisational Psychology, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • An undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

Work experience entry route
In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our MSc Organisational Psychology, you must meet the following criteria:

  • At least 3 years’ experience (voluntary or paid) within a relevant field, supported by 2 appropriate references. A relevant field may include one in marketing and sales, human resources, employee training, and management.

English language requirements

  • As our courses are delivered in English, a high proficiency with English is required. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5. Don’t worry if you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification – we offer a free online English test to assess your proficiency.
  • You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree
  • The MSc Organisational Psychology is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:

  • Core Principles of Psychological Enquiry (10 credits)
  • Strategic Human Resource Development (20 credits)
  • Research Methods (10 credits)
  • Psychological Assessment at Work (20 credits)
  • Mentoring and Coaching for Organisational Effectiveness (20 credits)

One optional module:

  • Global Environment and People Management (20 credits)
  • Diversity Management in a Global Economy (20 credits)
  • Leadership and Management Development (20 credits)
  • Applied Research Methods (20 credits)
  • MSc Psychology Dissertation (60 credits)

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

2021-22 Full course fee**: £11,570 

Full payment discount

  •  When paying for your undergraduate or postgraduate course up-front, we’ll offer you a discount of 10% for students starting their course in the 2020-21 academic year, and 5% for students starting th

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