Postgraduate study
During this course, you will learn how to apply psychology to the workplace to improve the performance of organisations and individuals.
 
  
Qualification
PGDip Work and Organisational Psychology
Duration
1 year full-time
Entry requirements
2.1
Other requirements
Your first degree should be in psychology or include psychology modules or you should have studied psychology as a minor subject.
IELTS
6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses may be available
Start date
September
UK/EU fees
£5,490 - Terms apply
International fees
£14,250 - Terms apply
Campus
Jubilee Campus
School/department
 

 

Overview

The PGDip Work and Organisational Psychology will be of interest to those in the UK and abroad who wish to develop a career in organisational psychology or related areas such as human-resource management.

This course provides an excellent opportunity for postgraduate education for students from a variety of backgrounds interested in this area who do not have the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and who may not have a psychology background. 

The course has been designed to provide you with knowledge of the main areas of occupational psychology, to provide you with good research skills, to cover the relevant social psychological and organisational issues, and to introduce the skills required in practice.

The PGDip Work and Organisational Psychology uses a range of teaching methods (including seminars, tutorials, workshops and self-managed working 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.

Programme aims

This programme aims to provide you with:

  • a broad knowledge of work and organisational psychology as a professional discipline; the key theoretical and research models used within work and organisational psychology; and the role of the work and organisational psychologist as educator, researcher and practitioner
  • the skills to evaluate critically and appraise theories and research within work and organisational psychology
  • the knowledge of the main areas of work and organisational psychology
  • a grounding in research skills appropriate to future work in an organisational setting 
  • a grounding in the social, organisational and consulting skills required in practice
  • a grounding in the application skills required for both research and professional practice in the core areas of work and organisational psychology
  • the skills to design and conduct independent research within organisational context
 

Progression to MSc

Students on the PGDip who successfully complete and pass all their semester one assessments may, at the discretion of the exam board, be offered the opportunity to move on to the MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology. This would involve completion of a project in the June-September period, but no extra fees shall be charged.

 

Key facts

  • The division is committed to promoting the contribution of applied psychology to occupational and public health and safety and to the development of successful and healthy organisations and communities.
  • While it shares modules with the MSc Occupational Psychology and MSc Management Psychology, the PGDip Work and Organisational Psychology emphasises the organisational aspects of the discipline and students have more choice over modules.
  • Our teaching is informed by current research. We believe that research and teaching should be developed and delivered to help students and staff make a difference in the real world.
 
 

 

 

Full course details

The PGDip in Work and Organisation 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 120 credits, split across core and optional taught modules.

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.

Teaching methods

A variety of teaching methods are used on this course to facilitate learning. These include lectures, seminars, workshops and self-managed learning groups. 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.

 
 

Modules

You will be required to study the following core modules in semester one:

Semester two covers the core modules listed below:

You will be required to study the following full year core modules:

Please note that all module details are subject to change. 

The above is a sample of the typical modules that we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Due to the passage of time between commencement of the course and subsequent years of the course, modules may change due to developments in the curriculum and information is provided for indicative purposes only.

 
 

Fees and funding

Postgraduate Taught Funding

Financial support and highly competitive scholarships are available, and we encourage potential applicants to explore all funding possibilities. Please check the Graduate School for opportunities you may be eligible for in addition to those outlined here.

The University's Careers and Employability Service also provides a useful information service about further studies and sources of funding for graduates.

NB: Please note that scholarship applications cannot be considered until an offer has been made.

Government loans for masters courses

The Government offers postgraduate student loans for students studying a taught or research masters course. Applicants must ordinarily live in England or the EU. Student loans are also available for students from Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

International and EU students

Masters scholarships are available for international students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study. You must already have an offer to study at Nottingham to apply. Please note closing dates to ensure your course application is submitted in good time.

Information and advice on funding your degree, living costs and working while you study is available on our website, as well as country-specific resources.

Additional Funding Opportunities

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) funding

Applicants who will be employed by the NHS in the East Midlands while they are undertaking their studies may be eligible to apply for Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) funding through the Health Education England East Midlands. Funding will be available for both full programmes and individual modules.


 

 
 

Careers and professional development

The PGDip in Work and Organisational Psychology will be of value to those who wish to develop a career in organisational psychology or related areas, such as human resource management. They may also progress onto the MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology.

Together with the University's Careers and Employability Service, we will help you plan your future.

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2017, 95.7% of postgraduates from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The median starting salary was £28,625 with the highest being £76,001.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates, 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career prospects and employability

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.

Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.

The Graduate Market 2013–2019, High Fliers Research

 

 
 
 

Disclaimer
This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.

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