PE7062 - MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology Thesis

What will I learn on this module?

On this module you will have the opportunity to independently conceptualise, plan and undertake a novel piece of research that contributes to psychological knowledge and understanding. You will critically evaluate current theories and evidence in order to generate your own research question. You will engage with the relevant ethical guidelines to design a feasible project plan. You will develop your independent research skills during this module as well as identifying points of collaboration with supervisors, research staff and other potential stakeholders. Part of the project will involve submitting your study design for ethical approval. You will use a variety of relevant skills, techniques and research methods in order to implement your study and finally you will have the opportunity to disseminate your findings in written form.

What will I learn on this module?

On this module you will have the opportunity to independently conceptualise, plan and undertake a novel piece of research that contributes to psychological knowledge and understanding. You will critically evaluate current theories and evidence in order to generate your own research question. You will engage with the relevant ethical guidelines to design a feasible project plan. You will develop your independent research skills during this module as well as identifying points of collaboration with supervisors, research staff and other potential stakeholders. Part of the project will involve submitting your study design for ethical approval. You will use a variety of relevant skills, techniques and research methods in order to implement your study and finally you will have the opportunity to disseminate your findings in written form.

How will I learn on this module?

You will engage in an independent piece of psychological research with the support and guidance of an individual supervisor. You will engage with your supervisor in line with each stage of your study to discuss issues such as the development of the research idea, practical guidance on data collection, or discussion of findings. Supervisors will also provide guidance with respect to specific skills, techniques and research methodologies as well as information relating to ethical issues and processes.

The module is supported entirely online via our electronic learning platform (elp). You will interact with a range of materials and supporting resources on the module site. The module home page provides you with quick access to detailed information about the module in an interactive, easily accessible format. This is designed to broach new, and challenging information, and to provide breadth and depth of conceptual knowledge on contemporary organisational activity. The teaching materials support your learning.

How will I learn on this module?

You will engage in an independent piece of psychological research with the support and guidance of an individual supervisor. You will engage with your supervisor in line with each stage of your study to discuss issues such as the development of the research idea, practical guidance on data collection, or discussion of findings. Supervisors will also provide guidance with respect to specific skills, techniques and research methodologies as well as information relating to ethical issues and processes.

The module is supported entirely online via our electronic learning platform (elp). You will interact with a range of materials and supporting resources on the module site. The module home page provides you with quick access to detailed information about the module in an interactive, easily accessible format. This is designed to broach new, and challenging information, and to provide breadth and depth of conceptual knowledge on contemporary organisational activity. The teaching materials support your learning.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be an autonomous, self-motivated learner within a supportive distance learning environment. You will be introduced to the requirements of the thesis by the thesis module tutor in an introductory video. The online module sessions and interactive tasks form the cornerstone for supporting you during your study. These will include sessions to arrange the allocation of supervisor and information about the thesis process. A range of resources including assessment information will be available via the elp.

Academic support is available from the thesis module tutor and your allocated supervisor. All material includes a link to enable you to email a question directly to the tutor. Responses will be fed back either directly or via the module discussion board.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be an autonomous, self-motivated learner within a supportive distance learning environment. You will be introduced to the requirements of the thesis by the thesis module tutor in an introductory video. The online module sessions and interactive tasks form the cornerstone for supporting you during your study. These will include sessions to arrange the allocation of supervisor and information about the thesis process. A range of resources including assessment information will be available via the elp.

Academic support is available from the thesis module tutor and your allocated supervisor. All material includes a link to enable you to email a question directly to the tutor. Responses will be fed back either directly or via the module discussion board.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
• MKU1: Critically evaluate knowledge, theory and evidence relevant to the psychological discipline of the project.
• MKU2: Understand the ways in which theory and research can be applied to solutions in real world contexts.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
• MIPSA1: Individually conceptualise and plan a psychological research study that addresses a current issue with the clear intention of advancing understanding within the domain.
• MIPSA2: Communicate the findings of the research in written form.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
• MPVA1: Recognise and apply the relevant ethical guidelines to the design of a psychology based research project.

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
• MKU1: Critically evaluate knowledge, theory and evidence relevant to the psychological discipline of the project.
• MKU2: Understand the ways in which theory and research can be applied to solutions in real world contexts.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
• MIPSA1: Individually conceptualise and plan a psychological research study that addresses a current issue with the clear intention of advancing understanding within the domain.
• MIPSA2: Communicate the findings of the research in written form.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
• MPVA1: Recognise and apply the relevant ethical guidelines to the design of a psychology based research project.

How will I be assessed?

Summative Assessment:
You will write a thesis in journal submission format of up to approximately 8000 words. Your mark will constitute 100% of the module mark. You are required to gain full ethical approval prior to beginning data collection. Failure to submit the application for ethical approval to your supervisor by the published deadline will result in 5 marks being deducted from your final mark for the project report. MKU 1, MKU 2, MIPSA 1, MIPSA 2, MPVA 1.

Individual feedback will be provided in written form.

Course info

Credits 60

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 2 years Part-Time Distance Learning
2 other options available

Department Psychology

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start Upcoming Intakes: Oct 2022

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