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Why study here?

Birkbeck is a great place to study organizational psychology. Not only will you be taught by academics with a passion for their subject, but you’ll be joining a community of learners who offer each other a vast amount of mutual support.


Founded in 1962, our Department of Organizational Psychology was the first of its kind in the UK and has been a pioneer in the field ever since, attracting high calibre students and academics from around the world.


We pride ourselves on taking a critical approach to organizational psychology. You will learn how to question existing knowledge and approaches, critically appraise subject matter and develop quantitative skills that can be applied in data analysis and problem-solving.

Regardless of which course you choose, you will develop valuable transferable skills, such as communication, presenting, report writing and critical thinking.

Many of our students comment on the confidence that they have gained alongside their degree.


Our academic staff are active researchers and passionate about their field of expertise, which makes for an engaging and practically relevant learning experience.

Research in our department covers a wide range of subject interests, including burnout and stress among NHS workers; workplace privilege and oppression among East Asian migrant women in the UK; and the challenges facing parents and carers in the performing arts.


As well as being part of London’s evening university, the department has an established history of offering flexible and blended learning. We’ve been teaching our MSc Organizational Psychology through network learning, a mix of online and in-person teaching, for over thirty years, so we have a wealth of experience in supporting learners who can’t always make it onto campus or who are balancing other commitments.

Interested in studying with us? Browse our courses in organizational psychology.