Organisational Psychology MSc
COURSE INFORMATION (2013 ENTRY)
2 years part-timeHealth and Life Sciences
Northumberland Building, Newcastle City Campus
The MSc in Organisational Psychology provides students with a framework with which to examine the effectiveness of people in organisations. The course covers a comprehensive introduction to all the major aspects of the discipline, skills in critical analysis and enquiry, and an opportunity to develop practical applied skills, providing a qualification which can lead to careers in management, consultancy, training, organisational development, talent management and more. The course runs in parallel with the MSc Occupational Psychology, and covers issues such as:
- What makes an effective leader?
- How can organisational structure and culture impact upon performance?
- How do individuals learn and transfer their learning to the work environment?
- How can we recruit and retrain talent of the future?
- What factors lead to a healthy and productive workforce?
Occupational Psychology staff in the Department of Psychology are experienced Practitioner Psychologists who have worked with a variety of public and private sector organisations to design and deliver workplace interventions. Their experience in the application of psychology helps to bring the subject area to life, offering an insight into what organisations need from Occupational Psychologists. The Occupational Psychology team are also founding members of the Newcastle Centre for Positive Living and the consultancy ‘Vital Work’, which links to their passion for enhanced Health and Well-being in the workplace.
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The MSc has a range of assessment methods including practical assignments, case studies and examinations all designed to mirror the real world applications of psychology whilst also giving students a solid grounding in academic research. The MSc thesis provides students with an opportunity to carry out an extensive empirical investigation related to a topic of their own choice in business psychology (which may involve placement work within an organisational context).
Graduates are likely to find opportunities in training and development, human resource management, career counselling, human computer interaction, employee and customer relations, business consultancy, change management, public services and careers that demand high levels of interpersonal understanding and expertise.
One day per week.
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