The University of Nottingham
Work and Organisational Psychology MSc/PGDip MSc
The University of Nottingham

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Take the next step in your career using psychology in the world of work to help effectively manage people and organisations. You'll learn about how we motivate employees, how we train them, how we recruit, how we design jobs, how we assess performance, how we manage well-being, how we lead, how we manage organisational change, and more.

If you've studied psychology as part of your degree, this is the course for you.

At Nottingham, we make sure the course has a practical focus and aim to improve your skills as a practitioner. That's why you'll also learn about consultancy as part of your studies.

You'll also get a good grasp on research methods applicable to the workplace, something that is particularly valuable to future employers. You'll be taught by research-active experts in the field, many of whom completed their own MScs at Nottingham.

By the end of the course, you should be ready to apply what you've learned to the real world of work.

Assessment methods include:e examinations, essays, dissertations and field-based project work.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Work and Organisational Psychology MSc/PGDip, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

2.1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant scientific discipline such as psychology, behavioural science, ergonomics, human factors or social science. Mature applicants without standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered for the PGDip. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is a government funded research university based in Nottingham, England. Their aim is to become global leaders in education and research, cultivating a culture of curiosity and ambition. The university’s main campus is located approximately half an hour’s bus ride away from Nottingham city centre, which gives students the peace and quiet they need to study while not removing them completely from metropolitan comforts.

Student composition of The University of Nottingham

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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Where is this programme taught

Jubilee Campus
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