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About us

21st century organisations and businesses of all kinds are evolving and changing more rapidly than ever. Understanding and managing those changes effectively is at the heart of organisational psychology.

Our well-established department – launched in 1962 as the first of its kind in the UK – is right for you if you want to develop your skills within occupational psychology or organisational behaviour, or to extend your knowledge of human resources, management consultancy or coaching.

You may already be working within these fields, in which case our MSc programmes will broaden and challenge your understanding. Or you may be looking to branch out into a new area, and be interested in our undergraduate programme, or a Mini MBA. We also offer vibrant doctoral programmes in organisational psychology.

Naturally, we are research-driven, leading the field in creating new knowledge and pushing boundaries in a wide range of specialist academic areas, but we’re also successful communicators. Through our teaching expertise, we translate complex ideas to our students, ensuring they in turn are able to make their own valuable contributions.

That’s why, throughout our department, we take great pride in nurturing and guiding students who become thoughtful, adaptable practitioners in the workplace and beyond.

Our programmes are delivered in the evenings and we were one of the first departments at Birkbeck to offer distance and network learning at postgraduate level.

We’re part of Birkbeck’s School of Business, Economics and Informatics, and we look forward to welcoming you.