Occupational and Organisational Psychology (BPS Accredited) MSc

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months  
  • Programme start: Autumn 2021
  • Entry requirements: Minimum of 2:1 in a BPS accredited Psychology bachelor degree providing Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).


Due to the impact of COVID-19 we're changing how the course is delivered

Due to popular demand and BPS accreditation restrictions, applications to the MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology will close on Monday 21 June 2021.

The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to hold the gold standard 'triple-crown' accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

Accredited by the British Psychological SocietyDesigned and delivered by leading academics and experts in their field, the MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology programme is a British Psychological Society (BPS) Accredited Programme focused on developing the future generation of practitioners in occupational psychology who can make a positive difference to effectiveness and well-being of people and organisations. 

Programme Overview

The programme draws upon the latest evidence and cutting-edge research to cover all major aspects of occupational psychology, enabling students to develop a critical understanding of how research into human behaviour at work can be applied to enhance the effectiveness of people and organisations at work. Core areas include; leadership, motivation and engagement; well-being at work; work design, organisational change and development; psychological assessment at work; and learning, training and development. Students also undertake a supervised empirical research project, building their knowledge of research methods in psychology and developing skills in the conduct of research in organisational contexts. In doing so, the MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology equips students will the knowledge base and practical skills necessary for a career in occupational psychology and constitutes Stage 1 of the BPS Qualification in Occupational Psychology. It also provides a strong foundation for those who would consider progressing to a Doctor of Philosophy programme.

The MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology is based within the Work, Organisation and Management (WOM) Department in the University of Liverpool Management School. Designed and delivered by leading academics and experts in their field, the MSc OOP programme is directly informed by the research of WOM members, including, for example, Professor Yves Guillaume’s research on work group diversity and leader-member exchange, Dr Joanne Lyubovnikova’s research on teamwork, authentic and servant leadership, Dr Pascale Daher’s research on gender and leadership, Dr Mariella Miraglia’s research on absenteeism and presenteeism behaviours and wellbeing, Dr Laura Radcliffe’s work on qualitative methods and people’s lived, daily experiences, and Dr Sandra Pereira Costa’s research on the psychological contract, forgiveness and workplace stress.

Learn more about this programme at one of our forthcoming events.

Scholarships available

The Management School will be offering a number of generous scholarships and study awards for 2021, find out more by visiting the scholarships webpage.

Why University of Liverpool Management School?

'Learning to make a difference'

Management School Triple Crown accreditation

The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to hold the gold standard 'triple-crown' accreditation from AACSBAMBA and EQUIS.

The University of Liverpool Management School works with today's leaders in business and management to prepare its students to be the leaders of the future. The school's mission is 'Learning to make a difference' and there is a fundamental belief that the purpose of the School's research and teaching is to develop students who are not only good managers, but individuals who are truly committed to making a difference. We hope that our students will use the knowledge and skills they gain here in their future roles to help solve some of the most endemic problems individuals, enterprises and communities face.