University of Sheffield

Department of Psychology

MSc Work Psychology


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Work Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MSc Course in Work Psychology was introduced in 2008 and provides a route for those students without a BPS-recognised psychology degree. This programme is not accredited by the BPS and therefore cannot be used for their chartership route.

You study six core modules in personnel selection and development, training and well-being, organisational behaviour, work systems and human factors, research and statistics. The course is taught by staff of the Institute of Work Psychology (IWP) an international centre of excellence with one of the largest groups of organisational psychology academics in Europe and a world-class reputation.

We are committed to increasing understanding of occupational wellbeing and effectiveness and identifying factors leading to their enhancement. We work with a wide range of public and private sector organisations and act as an advisory body to many practitioners, professional bodies and policymakers.

Teaching styles used on the course are participative and interactive. Teaching is structured around case study and workshop activities in order to ensure that your learning is both active and relevant to modern organisations. We want you to develop a reflective approach to occupational psychology and to develop a knowledgeable and critical understanding of relevant empirical and theoretical research. In addition, there is a real focus on ensuring that you acquire practical skills for the workplace.

You will benefit from being part of our dynamic research-active environment, our lively programme of external speakers and our career development workshops.


We are pleased to offer the Sheffield Scholarship 2016 to all US students commencing a Taught Masters programme in September 2016. The scholarships are: • £2,000 if your tuition fees are between £14,500 and £16,500 • £2,500 for each student paying fees of £16,501 and upwards We also offer scholarships of 50% of the course fee which will be offered on the basis of academic merit.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 (with not less than 6 in each component), or a TOEFL score of 575 (paper-based test), or 232 in CBT, or TOEFL iBT score of 90-91.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 15100 GBP

Find Schools