Comments about Managerial Psychology MSc - At the institution - Manchester - Greater Manchester
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: 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.
Managerial Psychology MSc
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.
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]).
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.
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