Victoria Stephens - Occupational Psychology MSc
Current occupation: Business Change Officer Police Service
Having thoroughly enjoyed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Worcester, I knew how knowledgeable and friendly the lecturers were. It was an obvious decision for me to choose Worcester University for my Occupational MSc due to the friendly nature of the course and Campus.
For a student with no industry experience, the lecturers and fellow students would touch on practical examples and work to bring the course to life. This helped reduce the discrepancy in the big step of going out into the world of work having been a student for so long. Being based at the Psychology Unit also gave a professional feel to the course whilst also remaining personal unlike larger institutes.
The Occupational Psychology course provided me with a real breadth of skills that has been attractive to many career paths. Within 5 years of graduating from my MSc I have gained experience in working with: recruitment for Jaguar Land Rover, Training and Development for the Military, Knowledge Management for Nuclear Energy and Business Change for the Police.
There is no doubt without my skills from the MSc course I would not have been successful in these roles. My skills were often very unique compared to the rest of the team, which gives organisations the competitive edge. Unlike many other courses and Universities I have been able to find plenty of relevant work which would help me to build a portfolio to become a Registered Occupational Psychologist.
Not only have I gained relevant employable skills; I also have a passion for what I do which no doubt has come from the lecturer’s enthusiasm and knowledge of Occupational Psychology. I would not hesitate to recommend this course for anyone looking to pursue a career in Occupational or Business Psychology.