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MSc Organisational and Social Psychology

About the MSc programme

This programme offers a wide range of choice in optional courses within the Department and the School so that you can deepen or widen your expertise, and take up the advanced study of particular aspects of organisations.

We will consider applicants with an upper second class honours degree in any discipline and a considered interest in the area covered by the MSc.

Please note that it is not the aim of this programme to offer a foundation level training in organisational management skills as might typically be expected from a master's degree in business administration.

Programme details

The programme consists of four course units, including compulsory and optional courses and a dissertation. A weekly professional seminar series in the Lent term provides students on the programme with the opportunity to debate with professionals, managers and consultants working on a variety of organisational contexts.

Compulsory courses

Students will be expected to choose courses to the value of one unit from a range of options.

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for MSc Organisational and Social Psychology in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

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Graduate destinations

Recent graduates have gained employment worldwide in consultancy, international enterprises and firms, banks, government, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), or have gone on to obtain PhDs and pursue an academic career.


Application code: L7U2 (check availability)

Start date: 22 September 2016

Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

Intake/applications in 2014: 56/231

Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 or first class degree, with a considered interest in the area covered by the MSc (see entry requirements)

English requirement: Standard (see English requirements)

GRE/GMAT requirement: None

Fee level: £19,344

Financial support: Graduate Support Scheme (see Fees and financial support). MSc Organisational and Social Psychology is accredited for ESRC funding as part of a four-year award (see ESRC

Application deadline: None – rolling admissions. For consideration for ESRC funding: 11 January 2016

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