Published: 04 April 2024

Top jobs with a masters in human resources management or occupational and organizational psychology

Invest in your professional development and secure your dream career with one of our progressive business, marketing and management courses.

Human Resources Management MSc

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), this course will give you the skills to help businesses progress with dynamic, forward-thinking HR practises. Build on your analytic and research skills by applying your learning in a real-life setting, access valuable talks and networking events, and complete all the modules to become a chartered member of the CIPD.

In five years’ time I hope to be a HR professional in a fast-paced workplace filled with motivated colleagues. Lito Triantafyllou, Human Resources Management MSc
Lito Triantafyllou

As well as the opportunity to enjoy a one-year placement, or to study abroad, an MSc in Human Resources Management can lead to the following careers, often in multinational organisations:

  • Equality and Diversity Officer
  • HR Information System Analyst
  • Human Resources Manager or Director
  • Management Consultant
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Rewards Manager/Specialist
  • Talent and Development Manager/Talent and Development Lead.

Occupational and Organizational Psychology MSc

This course will help you join the ranks of the next generation of thought-leaders and professionals in this exciting, growing field. Conforming to the standards set by the British Psychological Society, you’ll develop vital skills in leadership, decision-making, organisational and HR assessment as well as a thorough understanding of working-life quality, based on our expensive research.

Past students have secured jobs in occupational psychology consultancies (e.g. Saville Consulting, Amberjack, ABA), and in bigger public organisations like the UK Police Federation. Other roles may include:

  • Behavioural Analyst
  • Competency Framework Developer
  • Data Analyst 
  • Employee Engagement Lead
  • Health and Wellbeing Lead
  • HR Organisational Development Specialist
  • Human Resource Manager or Director
  • Leadership Design Consultant
  • Occupational Psychologist
  • Recruitment Manager or Director
  • Talent Management.

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