Studying this online Organisational and Business Psychology MSc opens career opportunities in the general areas of Human Resources, Training and Development, with a specific focus on the development of knowledge and skills for independent consulting in areas such as Leadership and Coaching.
You will also evaluate and develop awareness of the ethical concerns and challenges within contemporary and global issues of psychology to help identify best practise and bias in organisational environments.
You will apply a wide a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and analysis in organisational and business psychology to generate further knowledge in the discipline.
The assessment strategy includes online discussions, case studies, reflective activities and applying theory to practice. The aim of this is to bring learning to life and demonstrate the practical application of the theory taught in the programme.
The discipline of organisational and business psychology focuses on human behaviour within the workplace and its overall impact on the organisation. This online and part-time postgraduate programme provides students with the opportunity to learn the application of this discipline’s theories and practices to professional environments to improve modern day organisational effectiveness.
This programme consists of the following modules. You are required to complete 180 credits to achieve a full Master of Science (MSc) and 120 credits to achieve the postgraduate diploma (PGDip).
- Mind, Brain, and Behaviour (15 credits)
- Data Analysis for Psychology (15 credits)
- Social Psychology (15 credits)
- Personality, Individual Differences, and Intelligence (15 credits)
- Evidence Based Coaching (15 credits)
- Inspiring others; the Psychology of Leadership (15 credits)
- Global Talent Management (15 credits)
- Organisational Development and Change (15 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)
Applicants should possess either:
- A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in any subject including psychology equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree;
- A minimum of a 2:2 class degree in any subject including psychology equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree AND have gained at least two years of relevant professional experience.
Non-psychology applicants will normally require a GCSE Grade 4 (grade C) or GCE O Level pass in Mathematics and English, or an equivalent qualification.
All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 and 7.0 (reading and writing).
If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries
Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be equipped to put psychological principles into effect in a variety of settings including research, practice and the interface of applied research in organisational settings. As you master the scientific aspects of the course, you will be able to explore careers in the general areas of Human Resources, Training and Development, with specific focus on the development of knowledge and skills for independent consulting in areas such as Leadership and Coaching.