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University of Manchester: Organisational Psychology

Institution University of Manchester
Department Alliance Manchester Business School
Telephone +44 (0)161 306 1339
Study type Taught


This advanced course gives you a route into occupational psychology that is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Take the psychological principles and theories you learned in your graduate degree and apply them to the world of work.

  • Build theoretical understanding and research skills required by the Division of Occupational Psychology of the BPS in the following seven areas:

1.Psychological Assessment at Work 2.Learning, Training and Development 3.Leadership, Engagement and Motivation 4.Well-being and Work 5.Work Design, Organisational Change and Development 6.Research Design, Advanced Data Gathering and Analytical Techniques 7.Applying Psychology to Work and Organisations - BPS Occupational Test User (Level A and B) training included in the tuition fees

  • Prepare for a career as an internal consultant in large commercial or industrial organisation, the Police or the NHS, or as a management consultant.

The course runs over one year and comprises two taught semesters plus a research dissertation. The taught modules use a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, group work, case studies and practical exercises, and are assessed using a range of techniques, including examinations, essays, applied coursework and presentations.


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