Managerial Psychology MSc

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  • Objectives
    A version of the MSc in Organisational Psychology for those not seeking professional accreditation, this course provides those with an appropriate background in social sciences/human resource management with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills used in organisational psychology. It covers the following eight areas: training, organisational development, employee relations and motivation, design of environments/health & safety, human/machine interaction, counselling and personal development, performance appraisal and career development, and selection in organisations.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements: We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours or the overseas equivalent in psychology, or a background in social sciences or human resources. Relevant work experience is desirable and examples of types of areas of work include HRM, counselling, training, career advice. When assessing your academic record we take into account; your grade average, position in class, references, and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. We particularly welcome applicants from institutions of high ranking and repute.
  • Academic title
    Managerial Psychology MSc
  • Course description
    MSc Managerial Psychology – Course structure

    This course is a version of the MSc Organisational Psychology course for those not seeking
    professional accreditation. It provides those with an appropriate background in socials
    sciences/human resource management with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills
    used in organisational psychology. Its structure and content are the same as for the MSc
    Organisational Psychology
    but students do not need to register with the British Psychological

    Taught course units are worth 20 credits.

    Semester one

    Behavioural change in organisations

    The aim of the course unit is to give you an understanding and awareness of the theory and
    practice of management and organisational development, to enable you to critically evaluate
    current concepts and techniques.
    Selection and assessment in organisations
    The course unit aims to give you a sound conceptual understanding of the theoretical issues
    concerning the selection of personnel and practical skills in designing a selection system and
    in using psychometric tests. Successful completion of this course entitles you to the
    certificates of the British Psychological Society in Competence in Occupational Testing (level
    A and level B [intermediate]).

    Research methodology
    The purpose of this course unit is to introduce you to qualitative and quantitative research
    methods, in order to prepare you for your dissertation project.

    Semester two

    Organisations and people

    This course unit aims to examine a variety of contemporary issues concerning the
    relationships between people and the organisations in which they work. It is designed to
    provide up-to-date coverage of contemporary topics in organisational psychology such as
    diversity, workplace counselling, bullying, occupational stress, career development and
    attribution and staff appraisal.

    Individual and work environment

    The course unit aims to provide you with a firm conceptual foundation in key theoretical
    perspectives on the relationship between the individual and his/her work environment, and to
    develop an understanding of their application.
    Training in relevant skills such as the use of relevant software packages and research
    techniques necessary for conducting independent research are included. The training
    required to reach BPS Level A and Intermediate Level B test accreditation is provided.

    Summer research period

    Research dissertation (80 credits)

    During this period you will carry out an original piece of research. You will have a supervisor,
    who will discuss your choice of research project with you and advise and guide you through
    the process. Recent dissertations have covered:

    • Job control and job stress in blue and white collar workers
    • Evaluation of a multidisciplinary team delivering a significant change programme
    • Barriers to career progression experienced by part-time employees
    • Bullying in the workplace
    • The impact of mergers on the psychological contract

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