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MSc Organizational Psychology

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January 2024

April 2024

September 2024

Programme Duration

1-5 years

Academic Direction
Birkbeck, University of London
Modes of Study

Gain an understanding of how to develop organisations and implement ways of improving how they operate. Build your knowledge of a range of psychological theories that can be applied to the workplace, from selection and assessment to motivation, wellbeing and leadership.

Key features

  1. Learn from leading experts

    Everything you learn in the degree has been developed by Birkbeck, which has the oldest and largest organizational psychology department of its kind in the UK and one of the leading providers of academic and professional training in occupational psychology within the UK.

  2. Study while maintaining your career momentum

    With no relocation or accommodation costs, studying online through the University of London is more affordable than moving to London. You can continue working full time and fit your studies around your commitments, registering for an MSc, a Postgraduate Diploma or a single module for your continuing professional development.

  3. Advance your career

    This MSc has been accredited as part of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Stage 1 set of requirements to train to become a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health Care and Professions Council and become eligible for Chartered Status with the Society.

  4. A nurturing student environment

    Get the support you need to thrive with a degree that offers the flexibility of online learning with the benefits of a classroom. You are assigned a personal tutor throughout your studies and can participate in tutor-supervised virtual conferencing for each module or interact with your peers in student forums.

  5. Lifelong ties to the University

    Enjoy wide-ranging benefits as a member of our global alumni community including access to events across the world, free online courses and more. Join graduates in over 190 countries, including distinguished academics, writers and industry leaders across all sectors.

  6. A mark of excellence

    The University of London is the world’s oldest provider of degrees through distance and flexible learning. Since Queen Victoria awarded our Royal Charter in 1858, our programmes have been accessible to students globally, and we continue to be a leading force in higher education.

The MSc is the only distance learning Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology to receive accreditation by the British Psychological Society.

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Student testimonials

“This programme covers the key elements that I see as strategically important for business leadership for the future.”

Stuart Melling, UK

“The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society and is well-respected in the field of OP and HR.”

Martin Sutherland


“I benefited from rigorous academic supervision with strong fundamentals in organizational psychology. Distance learning helped me improve my long-term motivation.”

Moulay-Hamza Debbarh-Mounir, Bahrain

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