Work & Organisational Psychology / Behaviour

Key programme benefits to future students
The programme produces professional and self-reflective practitioners who are equipped to make evidence-based contributions to both organisational performance and employee well-being.

The programme covers a wide range of topics including recruitment and selection, leadership, learning and development, motivation and performance, psychometric assessment, work design employee well-being, organisational change and coaching.

The MSc in Work & Organisational Psychology and the MSc in Work & Organisational Behaviour are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD). the MSc in Work & Organisational Psychology is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). The programme also includes British Psychological Society Psychometric Testing Certification (Level A).

Key Fact: Lectures on the programme are held two days per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 1-9 pm.

Subjects taught

Autumn Modules
• Organisation & Work Design
• The Psychology of Leadership & Change
• Professional Development 1
• Psychology of Employment Relations
• Research Methods

Spring Modules
• Psychometric Testing
• Well-being & Work
• Personnel Psychology Selection and Assessment
• Professional Development 2
• Workplace Learning & Development
• Managing Performance in Organisations

Summer Modules
• Research Skills Development

Entry requirements

Applicants for the MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology/Behaviour programme must have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a cognate field (e.g., psychology, HRM, HRD, etc.). Three or more years’ work experience is preferred for applicants with a second class (lower) honours degree.

Applicants with an undergraduate psychology degree, accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), are eligible to apply for the MSc in Work & Organisational Psychology. Please note that the onus is on the applicant to prove recognition of their degree by the PSI. All other applicants are eligible to apply for the MSc in Work & Organisational Behaviour.

The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

In the case of international students, applicants must hold a qualification that is equivalent to an Irish or UK honours bachelor's degree (NQAI level 8). The degree must be in a discipline relevant to the postgraduate degree sought.

What to Include with your Application:
Full degree transcript and certificates/awards of all qualifications that you want taken into consideration in your application
A copy of your birth certificate/passport
A CV which includes the jobs you have held in the last 5 years, with a brief description of principal duties
Please complete and submit with your application, the Competency Form (download here)
If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate

Application dates

Preparing your Application:
1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on

2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.

3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.

5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.

6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.

7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.

8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.

9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.

10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.

Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time, on-campus.


An Application Fee of €35 (electronically) or €40 Bank Draft/Cheque will apply to all taught postgraduate programmes.

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Graduate careers
Graduates work in a wide range of generalist and specialist positions, e.g. Organisational Psychologist, Senior Consultant, Recruitment Consultant, Business Analyst, International Executive Search Consultant, HR Specialist, Talent Manager, Project Manager Analyst, Performance Coach.

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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