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Postgraduate programmes

The department offers advanced degrees in the areas of organizational psychology, management consultancy, human resources and coaching.

MSc Organizational Psychology

Birkbeck was the first UK university to offer Masters level education in Occupational Psychology and we are experts in understanding people and organisations within the contexts of occupational psychology and organisational behaviour.

Our MSc Organizational Psychology is industry relevant, informed by cutting-edge research and delivered in a supportive and friendly learning environment.

MSc Human Resource Management

The study of human resources focuses on the management of people within organisations with the aim of enhancing individual, team and organisational performance. Our MSc Human Resource Management explores the strategies, policies and practices of managing human capital. Students have the option to specialise in people management or organisational development and consultancy.

Our Coaching Portfolio

We offer courses in coaching psychology and career coaching at Masters and Postgraduate Certificate level. Taught by active practitioners, these courses combine academic theory with practical application in the workplace.

Coaching psychology supports executives and line managers to understand helping relationships in the workplace and how they can support organisations facing modern challenges. Our career coaching courses provide HR professionals, coaches and consultants with the skills to work with individuals at relational depth in organisations in the role of career coach.

Management Consultancy and Organisational Change

Our innovative MSc Management Consultancy and Organisational Change combines the latest theory with practical application to prepare you to operate as a successful consultant.

A unique offering of this course is the Consultancy Challenge, which gives students the opportunity to put their skills into practice in a real-world consultancy placement.