University of Sussex: Occupational and Organizational Psychology

InstitutionUniversity of Sussex View institution profile
Department Psychology
Telephone 01273 872668
Study type Taught


If you’re interested in how people think and behave at work – and in helping them optimise their wellbeing and performance – this is the course for you. You’ll learn to play a key role in developing knowledge, and to influence best practice and policy in the workplace, both today and in the rapidly changing workplace of the future.

Taught by the School of Psychology and the University of Sussex Business School, you’ll gain valuable skills and knowledge in:
- psychological assessment at work

- learning, training and development

- leadership, engagement and motivation

- wellbeing and work

- organisational design, change and development.

The course will also cover issues relevant to the future of work, bringing you the latest thinking on a range of topics such as digital connectivity, relational attachment at work, class and masculinity, attitudes to diversity, consumer psychology and modern leadership.

You may have the opportunity to secure an internship through our local professional partnerships, along with applied research project offerings.

**Accreditation and partnerships**
This course is seeking accreditation against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Taking a BPS-accredited course is necessary if you wish to pursue a career as an Occupational Psychologist, and work towards chartered status. Those wishing to achieve Stage 1 accreditation must hold GBC from the BPS.

Our professional networks include Roffey Park Institute and the Institute for Employment Studies (IES). Both are involved with our students through the provision of specialist sessions, professional mentoring and other ad-hoc opportunities.


The University of Sussex




We are a research-intensive campus university with an excellent international reputation, located within the vibrant seaside city of Brighton & Hove. We welcome spirited students who want to study in a creative and intellectually-challenging environment.

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