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Occupational Psychology, MSc

With this MSc in Occupational Psychology, you will develop your understanding of a wide range of domains where psychology impacts the workplace.

As an occupational psychologist you will apply your psychological knowledge, theory and practice to organisational issues in the workplace. You will study how to drive a positive societal change in a professional setting. This Master’s in Occupational Psychology will cover such topics, like diversity training, assessments feature a range of important social themes such as sexism in leadership, workplace racism, corruption, and organisational greenwashing.

Driven by Psychology’s recent move to more open science, the programme will support you to identify, critically engage and synthesise, and apply bodies of evidence in Occupational Psychology. This programme includes a bespoke Evidence-based Practice module designed to enhance your employability and capability of delivering evidence-based practice.

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as constituting Stage 1 towards becoming a Chartered Occupational Psychologist.


Greenwich Campus


  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

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Home/international fees 2024/25

£11,000 /£17,450

What you should know about this course

  • Located at the University's iconic Greenwich Campus, this course is number one in London for graduate prospects (2022 Complete University Guide Annual League Table - Psychology)
  • BPS-recognised best-practices in embedded open science, EDI, critical thinking and evidence-based practice
  • This programme has been designed, written, and delivered using a ‘decolonise the curriculum’ lens
  • Experience a blended delivery approach with online lectures to deliver core content and face-to-face seminars to build experiences of applying understanding
  • BPS commendations for practical assessments, embedded inclusivity and programme leadership.

MSc Occupational Psychology at the University of Greenwich

Hear from Dr Thomas Rhys Evans about this course design and activities that will take place during your studies.

What you will study


Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact for more information.

About the course team

Welcome to our Occupational Psychology MSc. Our teaching staff are research active and are experts in their respective fields. You will receive their academic support throughout the programme. We pride ourselves on combining high-quality teaching with world-class research and a vibrant student experience. Over 90 per cent of our teaching team holds or is working towards a teaching qualification.

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Entry requirements

If you are

An undergraduate (honours) degree at 2:2, or above, in Psychology accredited by the BPS


An undergraduate (honours) degree at 2:2, or above, in a relevant subject and successful completion of a research methods assessment.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact

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Future Paths

To start “Stage 2” towards becoming a Chartered Occupational Psychologist in the UK, in addition to an accredited MSc in Occupational Psychology (like this course) you must have Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) membership. This is typically obtained through a British Psychological Society (BPS)-accredited undergraduate or conversion degree (we offer the MSc Psychology Conversion degree here at Greenwich). If you studied Psychology overseas, it may also be possible to obtain GBC, if your undergraduate degree contained sufficient psychology content, as reviewed by the BPS (you must apply to the BPS directly).

If your intention is to become a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, you can complete this MSc in Occupational Psychology before or after your BPS-accredited undergraduate degree, conversion course or GBC application. The background in psychology and research methods conferred by meeting GBC requirements are helpful but not essential for this MSc course. See here for more info.

Available to overseas students?


Can I use Prior Learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn


In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You will be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group sessions.

Contact hours normally take place three days a week and fall between 9am and 5pm, depending on your tutorials.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you will need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our library and online resources will support your further reading and research.

You can also join a range of student societies, including the Psychology Society.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.


Assessments are varied and may include essays, critical reflections, library reports, presentations, research posters, seen and unseen exams, and practical reports. The final assessment is a dissertation project.

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Dates and timetables

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £11,000 £1,850 per 30 credits N/A
International £17,450 £2,908 per 30 credits N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from £126.35 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year).

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This MSc in Occupational Psychology supports individuals to experience and develop their understanding of a wide range of domains where psychology impacts the workplace. This course represents Stage 1 towards becoming a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, whilst also opening doors to a number of professional careers in HR, consultancy and business.

Do you provide employability services?

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career.

The Employability and Careers Service provides support when you are preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles. It includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer, who works closely with the industry and will provide specific opportunities relevant to your own course.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.