MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology

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UCAS POINTS

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September 2024

  • Full time, 1 year
  • Part time, 2 years
  • On campus
both CJ2008
CJ2008

Fees and Funding

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September 2024

Attendance

Fee

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Home
Full time, 1 year
£12,300
Per year
Part time
£2,050
Per 30 credit module
International
Full time, 1 year
£16,200
Per year

Overview

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Health and Wellbeing at Work (Mental Wealth)

    By studying this module, you will gain a critical understanding of the models, methods and strategies for workplace health and wellbeing. This module will equip you with tools that help improve productivity at work, retain staff, and make an organisation a desirable place for prospective employees. Particular emphasis is given to evidence-based models and interventions, applicable in contemporary workplaces.

    As part of this module you will conduct a systematic literature review on the best health and wellbeing practices. You will then report on these practices in a conference-like presentation or a presentation to an organisation’s representatives.

    You will have an opportunity to develop your own interpersonal and intrapersonal skills that include resilience and cognitive and psychological flexibility, which are required in the ever-changing organisational environment

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    Developing as a Researcher Part 1

    This module will introduce you to the intricacies of real-world research. You will develop skills in choosing the most appropriate method to answer your research question and collecting both qualitative and quantitative data and interpreting findings. You will gain the necessary skills to conceptualise and design an original piece of research relevant to occupational and organisational psychology. At the end of the module you will be able to critically read research articles, develop an analytical review of the literature and present your research proposal to an audience of experts in occupational and business psychology.

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    Developing as a Researcher Part 2

    The module aims to develop your understanding, skills and critical awareness necessary for conducting original research at a postgraduate level and to enhance your knowledge in a range of research approaches appropriate to the study of occupational and business psychology. You will develop skills in managing and analysing both qualitative and quantitative data and interpreting findings. You will gain the necessary skills to execute and report an original piece of research relevant to occupational and business psychology. At the end of the module you will have contributed to the research relevant to occupational and business psychology.

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    Assessing and Developing People in the Workplace

    This module will help you to develop an appreciation and understanding of the importance of assessment and development for work organisations. It will examine the challenges around measuring human capabilities and characteristics and look at the links between these factors and organisational success. It will evaluate what psychology has contributed to our understanding of how people learn and analyse the impact that human resource development has on organisational success. Overall, this module will give you the tools and techniques to succeed in employee assessment and development roles, as well as nurturing a critical and analytical perspective about assessment and development in the workplace.

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    Work Design, Organisational Change and Development

    This module will equip you with practical skills and knowledge of the application of contemporary psychological theories and research to the world of business. It will help you find your way around work organisations as a professional psychologist by introducing you to various aspects and levels of organisational operation and development.

    You will learn how to analyse numerous strategies and interventions based on occupational psychology, management practices and human factors psychology. Then, as part of the module, you will understand how to successfully apply this knowledge to help organisations to function more safely and effectively as well as adequately respond to changes in their environment.

    As a result, you will be able to design safe and highly efficient workplaces and perform all the stages of organisational consulting – essential skills for your future career.

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    Leading, Engaging and Motivating People at Work

    The module covers the core skills area of leadership, engagement and motivation that are necessary for accreditation by the British Psychological Society. It will enable you to develop a critical understanding of the nature, theories, style and measurement of leadership and their strengths and weaknesses. More specifically, the module will enable you to discern how and why leadership succeeds and fails and further appreciate why and when people engage with and remain motivated at work. Overall, the module will provide you with insights and techniques to become reflective and analytical leaders in your post-qualification experiences, enhancing your own standards and those of the people you lead.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

University Square Stratford and Stratford Campus

University Square Stratford and Stratford Campus, USS campus - University Square Stratford, Stratford Campus Water Lane

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER