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
- UK/EU Full-time: £8,500
- UK/EU Part-time: £4,250
- Overseas Full-time: £21,700
- Overseas Part-time: £10,800
- 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).
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
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.
Awarded for academic merit
To reward academic merit.
Selection based solely on financial need.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
"I was able to collaborate with a great international faculty as part of my research project. The collaborative efforts continue even to this day, for which I am eternally grateful to UCL."
Dr Suraj Rajan
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