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MSc Industrial/Organisational/Work/Occupational Psychology applicants (2020)

Hi.

Anyone else applying for the MSc Industrial/Organisational/Work/Occupational Psychology programmes in the UK? Which unis are you applying to and have you heard back from anyone?

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Reply 1
Original post by ResidentBadass
Hi.

Anyone else applying for the MSc Industrial/Organisational/Work/Occupational Psychology programmes in the UK? Which unis are you applying to and have you heard back from anyone?

@ssajmi
Reply 2
Original post by ResidentBadass
Hi.

Anyone else applying for the MSc Industrial/Organisational/Work/Occupational Psychology programmes in the UK? Which unis are you applying to and have you heard back from anyone?


@Niakins
Reply 3
Original post by ResidentBadass
Hi.

Anyone else applying for the MSc Industrial/Organisational/Work/Occupational Psychology programmes in the UK? Which unis are you applying to and have you heard back from anyone?

@jessaminee
Reply 4
Original post by ResidentBadass
Hi.

Anyone else applying for the MSc Industrial/Organisational/Work/Occupational Psychology programmes in the UK? Which unis are you applying to and have you heard back from anyone?

@lizago
Reply 5
Original post by ResidentBadass
Hi.

Anyone else applying for the MSc Industrial/Organisational/Work/Occupational Psychology programmes in the UK? Which unis are you applying to and have you heard back from anyone?

Hi! I have applied to two programmes: one at LSE - Human Resources and Organisations - Organisational Behaviour stream, and another one from UCL - Industrial/Organisational and Business Psychology. I got admitted to LSE, and still waiting to hear back from UCL. My second choice for LSE was also Organisational & Social Psychology, however, I prioritised HRO due to the teaching methods being more practical at the department of management. Where have you applied?
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Original post by lizago
Hi! I have applied to two programmes: one at LSE - Human Resources and Organisations - Organisational Behaviour stream, and another one from UCL - Industrial/Organisational and Business Psychology. I got admitted to LSE, and still waiting to hear back from UCL. My second choice for LSE was also Organisational & Social Psychology, however, I prioritised HRO due to the teaching methods being more practical at the department of management. Where have you applied?

I saw the stats for the HRO LSE course, it’s even more competitive than UCL. Huge congrats for getting accepted into that program!!!
Reply 7
Hey :smile: I've applied for organisational/occupational psychology courses at Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Loughborough, City University of London, Birkbeck and UCL... so a lot of different places xD I've heard back from all except UCL. The UCL course isn't accredited by the BPS though.
I applied to the organisational psychology programme at UCL, LSE, Manchester, Sheffield, Loughborough, Surrey, Exeter, Liverpool, and Birkbeck. (I'm an international student and I didn't know where I'd actually get in or how I compare to other applicants!)

I got into all except LSE. I'm mostly going to firm UCL because it's the best ranked among these unis and the programme with the most international approach. It isn't accredited by the BPS though and I'm not sure how that *actually* affects anything.
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Original post by ResidentBadass
I applied to the organisational psychology programme at UCL, LSE, Manchester, Sheffield, Loughborough, Surrey, Exeter, Liverpool, and Birkbeck. (I'm an international student and I didn't know where I'd actually get in or how I compare to other applicants!)

I got into all except LSE. I'm mostly going to firm UCL because it's the best ranked among these unis and the programme with the most international approach. It isn't accredited by the BPS though and I'm not sure how that *actually* affects anything.

I'm also confused about the BPS accreditation. I've asked people and some said that you can't be a chartered/registered occupational psychologist without a BPS accredited course and it might affect the jobs you can apply for while others say it doesn't matter so I really have no idea.
Original post by Niakins
I'm also confused about the BPS accreditation. I've asked people and some said that you can't be a chartered/registered occupational psychologist without a BPS accredited course and it might affect the jobs you can apply for while others say it doesn't matter so I really have no idea.


Same! I have no idea about employment in UK and I'm so confused!
Original post by Levdm
I saw the stats for the HRO LSE course, it’s even more competitive than UCL. Huge congrats for getting accepted into that program!!!


Where did you see these stats? Was it admissionreport.com or somewhere else?
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Original post by Niakins
Hey :smile: I've applied for organisational/occupational psychology courses at Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Loughborough, City University of London, Birkbeck and UCL... so a lot of different places xD I've heard back from all except UCL. The UCL course isn't accredited by the BPS though.


That’s awesome! Was your bachelor in psychology? If so, accreditation might be very important?
Reply 13
Original post by Niakins
I'm also confused about the BPS accreditation. I've asked people and some said that you can't be a chartered/registered occupational psychologist without a BPS accredited course and it might affect the jobs you can apply for while others say it doesn't matter so I really have no idea.

As far as I understand, if it’s not accredited by the BPS you are not allowed to call yourself a psychologist or take a position as psychologist, without the title you’d be an advisor or consultant working with people and organisations rather than a ‘licensed specialist in (I/O) psychology’
(edited 4 years ago)
Reply 14
Original post by Levdm
That’s awesome! Was your bachelor in psychology? If so, accreditation might be very important?

Yes it's psychology. I'm still doing my undergrad so I asked some of my teachers and they gave mixed responses. I think occupational psychology is very similar to management consultancy though and Im interested in that too so I'm not too worried about it
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I realised I havent introduced myself yet! Thought it might be nice to get to know each other a little :smile:

I’m Laura!
-28 years old
-from the Netherlands
-bachelor in business administration with 2 exchange programs, one in Hong Kong, the other in the US (average 8.1/10)
-started a master MSc in innovative hospitality management in Barcelona in 2015, finished it in 2018 (average 8.3/10)
-I worked as a manager on duty in a 5* hotel in Amsterdam and set up my own little company (in social media)
-unfortunately had some health issues that forced me to take a (long) break and am now hoping to go back to school to be able to work in a different industry
-applied to LSE/KCL organisational psych from which I both got rejected

How about you?
(edited 4 years ago)
Original post by Levdm
As far as I understand, if it’s not accredited by the BPS you are not allowed to call yourself a psychologist or take a position as psychologist, without the title you’d be an advisor or consult working with people and organisations rather than a ‘licensed specialist in (I/O) psychology’


That's the best explanation I've seen so far!
hey guys!
I applied for LSE & KCL too. Got an offer for kings, but waiting to hear back from UCL so i can make a decision !
Original post by jessaminee
hey guys!
I applied for LSE & KCL too. Got an offer for kings, but waiting to hear back from UCL so i can make a decision !


Congratulations!
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