Industrial/Organisational and Business Psychology MSc


Industrial/Organisational and Business Psychology deals with human capital issues and is instrumental in helping businesses become more effective and profitable, as well as improving employees' well-being and performance. This brand new MSc will prepare students for academic research and professional practice in this field.


Mode of study

  • Full-time 1 year
  • Part-time 2 years

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £8,500
  • UK/EU Part-time: £4,250
  • Overseas Full-time: £21,700
  • Overseas Part-time: £10,800

Application date

  • All applicants: 31 March 2014

More details in Application section.


What will I learn?

Students will develop a detailed understanding of the importance of psychological theories and methods for enhancing organisational effectiveness in the world of business. They will examine well-established processes involved in the identification, development and retention of talent in organisations, such as staffing and human resources, training and development, employee engagement surveys and performance management.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The Division of Psychology & Language Sciences undertakes world-leading research and teaching in mind, behaviour, and language.

Our work attracts staff and students from around the world. Together they create an outstanding and vibrant environment, taking advantage of cutting-edge resources such as extensive laboratories for research in speech and language, perception, and cognition.

Students on this programme will receive the most advanced methodological training and conduct state-of-the-art research in areas relevant to business/organisational psychology, and will benefit from the commercial experience of senior faculty members within the department.


Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of six core modules (90 credits), two optional modules (30 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).

Core Modules

  • Consulting Psychology
  • Talent Management
  • Research Methods
  • Business Psychology Seminars
  • Influence and Negotiation
  • Organisational Psychology

Options

  • Applied Decision Making
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Social Cognition
  • Current Issues in Attitude Research
  • Psychology of Health
  • Understanding Individuals and Groups
  • Social Psychology
  • Principles of Cognition
  • Project Management
  • Mastering Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
  • Creativity and Innovation in Organisation

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a substantial dissertation.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, presentations, case studies, practical experiments and statistical and computational work. Assessment is through examinations, essays, group projects, dissertation and oral examination.

Further details available on subject website:


Scholarships available for this department

Sully Scholarship

For current students in their final year of a research programme in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences. This award is based on academic merit. Students must contact the Division of Psychology & Language Sciences for application information.

Linguistics Departmental Award

Awarded for academic merit

MRes Speech, Language and Cognition Awards

To reward academic merit.

Childcare Support Grant

Selection based solely on financial need.

Graduate Support Bursary

For a prospective UK Master's student from under-represented background enrolling on a participating programme . Selection based solely on financial need.

Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.


Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

We value applications from individuals who have relevant work experience, and/or have engaged with psychological interventions in a number of commercial and or voluntary organisational settings.

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Good

How to apply

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2014.

Who can apply?

The programme is suitable for students with a first degree in psychology or related subject who wish to develop the skills necessary for both academic research and professional practice in the field of industrial/organisational and business psychology.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Industrial/Organisational and Business Psychology at graduate level
  • why you want to study Industrial/Organisational and Business Psychology at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this rigorous programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


Career

We anticipate that graduates of this new programme will develop their skills as professional psychologists within large government or commercial organisations, for example as HR executives, recruitment consultants, executive coaches, leadership and management consultants, and will gain the tools necessary for further research in this field.

The first cohort of students on this new programme are due to graduate in 2013, therefore no information about career destinations is currently available.

Employability

UCL's Industrial-Organisational and Business Psychology group includes luminaries from the talent management and consumer psychology industries, as well as illustrious academics. In addition, our programme features speakers from Google, RBS, Havas Worldwide, Dunnhumbie, Sainsbury's, Quantcast and many more.


Next steps

Contact

Miss Hannah Spikesley

T: +44 (0)20 7679 8798

Department

Division of Psychology & Language Sciences

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Prospectus subject

Psychology and Language Sciences

Faculty overview

Brain Sciences


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