Organisational Psychology, Short Course | Part time online | University of Essex Online | United Kingdom
16 months
6525 GBP/year
6240 GBP/year
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This Organisational Psychology PG Dip programme from University of Essex Online is an employability focused programme that includes varied and applied assessment activities to help you build real-world workplace skills. 

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Within this Organisational Psychology PG Dip programme from  University of Essex Online you will learn the principles and practices of organisational psychologists and gain transferrable skills that are valued by a wide range of professions.

Your course will cover interdisciplinary topics within the fields of business and psychology including:

  • the concept of psychological assessment at work and how to conduct this process as a practising organisational psychologist
  • the significance of human resource development within a global context
  • the nature, meaning and process of developing people in the organisation to the fullest of their capabilities
  • the main qualitative and quantitative research methods used for data collection and analysis

On successful completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to advance onto the MSc Organisational Psychology.

Why this course is great

  • One of only a few 100% online and part-time organisational psychology courses. With various start dates throughout the year, you can begin your journey towards a new career whenever it works best for you.
  • The course has been designed with an emphasis on employability from the start, including elements that focus on CV writing, oral presentations and research skills.
  • The flexible mode of study allows you to gain a respected qualification while continuing in your current career.

Career opportunities:

On completion of this course, you will have developed the knowledge and skills that will be useful in roles in organisational development, human resources and employee training, as well as marketing, sales and management related disciplines. This course will also be beneficial for careers within academia and research, enabling you to progress to a PhD or professional doctorate in a related field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core Principles of Psychological Enquiry
  • Strategic Human Resource Development
  • Research Methods
  • Psychological Assessment at Work
  • Mentoring and Coaching for Organisational Effectiveness
  • Global Environment and People Management
  • Diversity Management in a Global Economy
  • Leadership and Management Development

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • The deadline for completing applications is a week before the start date
  • We recommend preparing and submitting your application in advance of your chosen intake


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The university offers two different entry routes, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications.
  • Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two-week induction period of the course in order to continue with your studies.
In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for the PG Dip Organisational Psychology, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:
  • an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for the PG Dip Organisational Psychology, you must meet the following criteria:

  • at least 3 years’ experience (voluntary or paid) within a relevant field, supported by 2 appropriate references. A relevant field may include one in marketing and sales, human resources, employee training, and management.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6525 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8700 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.
  • National

    6240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8320 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.


Regional scholarship available for international students based overseas in eligible countries.

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