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The Peter Saville Scholarship for MSc Occupational and Business Psychology


The Peter Saville Scholarship for MSc Occupational and Business Psychology

Through the generosity of Professor Peter Saville, visiting Professor at Kingston University, we are able to offer a full scholarship for the MSc in Occupational and Business Psychology to a student who is, or has been, on Kingston University’s Head Start programme or an applicant who meets the criteria. The scholarship will pay complete fees for the course and is open to all eligible students commencing this course in September 2021. 

Professor Peter Saville graduated in Psychology at the University of Leicester, and completed both a Master's and a PhD in personality structure. At the age of 27, he was Chief Psychologist at the National Foundation for Educational Research Test Division where he standardised many psychometric tests including the Wechsler Scales and Cattell's 16 PF. A keynote speaker at numerous conferences worldwide, Peter frequently appears on TV and radio stations. In 2012, Peter joined a select group of eminent psychologists including Freud, Jung and Chomsky in being awarded Honorary Fellowship of the British Psychological Society (BPS). This honour is currently held by around thirty psychologists worldwide for their pioneering and influential services to the discipline of psychology. He has published over 200 academic papers and books, is acknowledged as a worldwide authority in the field of Industrial and Organisational Psychology, and is referred to as an 'assessment guru'.

Why MSc Occupational and Business Psychology?
This course will help you to understand the way people behave at work, giving you a new perspective on everyday business decisions and preparing you for career advancement. Graduates will leave this course with a scientific approach: the ability to gather evidence and critically evaluate it to make better decisions in the workplace. The course covers a range of topics including leadership, assessment, training and development, and well being.

More information can be found here:

Who can apply:
The aim of this scholarship is to encourage academic excellence, and to allow a talented person from a group under-represented in Higher Education to continue to a higher level of learning and research. 

You will need to fulfil the following selection criteria:
(1) 2:2 or higher in undergraduate study (in either Psychology or Business where a Business Psychology module has been successfully completed).
(2) Paying Home student fees and on a full time course only.
(3) A member of Head Start, or, meeting the same eligibility criteria, these being:

  • Students who are the first generation in their family to attend university.
  • First time mature students (who do not already hold a Masters’ degree).
  • Students who are under the age of 25 and have spent time in local authority care, or who are estranged from their family.
  • Students who are recognised by social services as a young adult carer.
  • Students with a disability or a specific learning difficulty. A family income of £25,000 a year or less.

How to apply:
We encourage all eligible applicants to apply for the Peter Saville Scholarship.
1) Apply for the course in the standard way. Information about the course and link to the application form can be found on:
2) Provide a CV and covering letter to support your application. Candidates are asked particularly to address: (1) why they wish to study Occupational and Business Psychology, and (2) why they think they should win the Peter Saville Scholarship and how the course will benefit their future career.
Applications should be sent by 5pm on 25 June 2021 for the attention of Dr Anna Paolillo via email to  together with the following documents:

  • Copy of Application to the MSc in Occupational and Business Psychology course beginning 2021.  
  • Either a copy of certificate from undergraduate degree or anticipated grade.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified in late June and will need to be available for an interview on 7 July.

If you would like an informal conversation about the Peter Saville Scholarship or the MSc in Occupational and Business Psychology please contact Dr Anna Paolillo via email.