Dr Angeli Santos, Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology, School of Medicine
The MSc Work and Organisational Psychology is delivered on a full-time basis over one year or part-time over two years. It commences in late September each year.
The course comprises 180 credits, split across 120 credits’ worth of core and optional taught modules and 60 credits for the Applied Research Project.
Students receive a timetable and year planner at the outset of the academic year detailing dates of all attendance requirements and all assessments for the year.
Attendance requirements are primarily timetabled from Tuesday to Thursday.
In addition to the modules, over the summer period you will complete an Applied Research Project. The project will give you the opportunity to consolidate your skills and experience, and to explore a topic covered during the course in greater depth.
A variety of teaching methods are used on this course to facilitate learning. These include lectures, seminars, workshops and self-managed learning groups.
Through our comprehensive programme, which includes workshops on consultancy skills and opportunities for Occupational Testing BPS Test User Ability and Test User Personality, you will have the facility to develop practical skills fundamental to your future career development.
Assessment is also undertaken by a variety of means, including examinations, essays, dissertations and field-based project work. On some occasions, students might be asked to make individual or group-based presentations in seminars and workshops. Although not formally assessed, these presentations are an essential opportunity for students to demonstrate knowledge of the topic and important transferable skills, eg presentation skills.
Part-time students are taught alongside full-time students and the choice of modules (and therefore the timetable) is flexible and a matter for agreement between student and course director. In all cases, part-time students can access a wide range of teaching and learning facilities remotely via the student portal.
We also offer a Postgraduate Diploma in Work and Organisational Psychology, which mirrors the taught component of the MSc but does not include the applied research project.