Kingston University London - Occupational and Business Psychology MSc

Kingston University London

Occupational and Business Psychology MSc

This course is ideal if you want to apply the science of psychology to people at work, with roles including in-house and external consultancy, HR, organizational development, public sector, and research. You will learn through case studies, studying ethics, you as a psychologist, and how to successfully implement a program in an organization. You will use psychological tools and specialist software. Additional short courses cover psychometric testing at a fraction of the private market cost.

  • Course materials grounded in research and practice, delivered by a course team currently working in the field.
  • Theoretical and practical understanding that enables you to become a 'reflective practitioner' and demonstrate the skills demanded by employers.
  • A supportive and pleasant study environment and an expert academic team to help you achieve your academic goals.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • Kingston Business School is one of just five percent of the world's business schools with accreditation from AACSB International.
  • This course

    has accreditation from the British Psychological Society. It can form part of the route toward becoming a chartered and registered occupational psychologist.

  • You will attend

    talks from guest speakers from a range of organisations.

  • Free car parking at the Kingston Hill campus is available for students of this course. The campus can also be easily accessed by public transport. Halls's's accommodation is just a walk away from the classrooms.

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in any discipline.

  • IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 6.0

Career Prospects

This course will equip you to work in a diverse range of settings. Occupational and business psychologists often work in management training centres, assessment centres, organisational development departments and private companies. Public sector organisations, such as the civil service and the health sector employ occupational and business psychologists. This programme equips you for careers such as:

  • occupational psychology consultancy;
  • psychometric test publishing;
  • talent management consultancy;
  • recruitment;
  • human resource professional;
  • health and well-being professional;
  • employee engagement professional;
  • leadership expert; and
  • learning and development.

Course Details

The course also considers how other disciplines such as human resource management and sociology inform occupational and business psychology.

The modules for this course investigate various approaches to applying psychological principles in the workplace and how these ideas can increase organizational, team, and individual performance. You will learn to critically evaluate the evidence base when making decisions.

You will apply theories and evidence to case studies, examples from the field, and real-life practice. You will also learn about ethical considerations and your role as a psychologist in organizations, enhancing your professional skills. You will complement this by learning about ways of overcoming the barriers many occupational and business psychologists face when trying to implement their programs in an organization.


Research Methods and Dissertation
Career Counselling, Training and Development
Leadership, Change and Consultancy
Wellbeing and Work
Psychological Assessment at Work

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