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University of Liverpool: Occupational and Organisational Psychology

Institution University of Liverpool
Department Management View department profile
Telephone 0151 794 5927
Study type Taught


Designed 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.


University of Liverpool
Management School


About the University
Founded in 1881 as the original ‘red brick’, the University of Liverpool is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive higher education institutions.

Consistently ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide, Liverpool is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group of the UK’s leading research universities and has a global reach and influence that reflects its academic heritage as one of the country’s largest civic institutions.

The Management School
The University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to hold the gold standard 'triple-crown' accreditation …

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