Organisational and Business Psychology PG Dip

Further your career with this fully online Organisational and Business Psychology MSc from a Russell Group university. 

Throughout the programme, you will develop knowledge of vital principles and practices of organisational and business psychology. You will learn how to apply this knowledge to a range of real-life organisational settings. 

The research-led curriculum has been designed to help you develop an awareness of the ethical concerns and challenges within the global issues of psychology to effectively identify best practices within organisational environments. You will gain skills and knowledge such as problem solving, manipulation of data and application of reasoned approach that will empower you to enhance modern day organisational effectiveness and support employee well-being.  

To achieve a full master’s degree, you will be required to complete 180 credits. This programme is also available as a postgraduate diploma (PG Dip) which amounts to 120 credits. Students who complete the PG Dip will have the opportunity to progress to a full master’s degree.   

Why study this subject?  

This online Organisational and Business Psychology MSc offers a career-driven curriculum developed by subject experts and industry leaders to ensure the programme content is to the highest standard. Module assessments are designed to maximise employability as each piece of work is based on the philosophy of action-oriented learning.  

Throughout the programme you will have the opportunity to engage in activities where you can practice solving real life problems within the context of organisational and business psychology, enabling you to integrate newly acquired knowledge into your individual working and social environment. 


  • Mind, Brain, and Behaviour (15 credits)         
  • Data Analysis for Psychology (15 credits)  
  • Social Psychology (15 credits)            
  • Personality, Individual Differences, and Intelligence (15 credits)  
  • Evidence Based Coaching (15 credits)  
  • Inspiring others; the Psychology of Leadership (15 credits)  
  • Global Talent Management (15 credits)  
  • Organisational Development and Change (15 credits)  
  • Dissertation (60 credits) 

Teaching methods and style  

This programme is designed to be studied wholly online and part-time. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which provides students with access to all resources required for interactive study online. On this platform, you will be encouraged to work collaboratively with classmates and actively read around your topic through our comprehensive library of eBooks and journals.   

Methods of assessment  

Assessment is exclusively through online assignments rather than examinations. You will be assessed through a range of activities, including written assignments, presentations, discussion forum participation and journal entries.  

Career destinations  

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be equipped to put psychological principles into effect in a variety of settings including research, practice and the interface of applied research in organizational settings. As you master the scientific aspects of the course, you will be able to explore careers in the general areas of Human Resources, Training and Development, with specific focus on the development of knowledge and skills for independent consulting in areas such as Leadership and Coaching. 

PG Dip, MSc Award
May, October Start
Part-time, Online Study Mode
30 months Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, please contact our admissions team

Applicants should possess either:  

  • A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in any subject including psychology equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree;  


  • A minimum of a 2:2 class degree in any subject including psychology equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree AND have gained at least two years of relevant professional experience. 

Non-psychology applicants will normally require a GCSE Grade 4 (grade C) or GCE O Level pass in Mathematics and English, or an equivalent qualification. 

All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5and 7.0 (reading and writing). 

If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries

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