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MSc Business Psychology

Year of entry: 2023

Course unit details:
Work Design, Performance & Wellbeing

Course unit fact file
Unit code BMAN71982
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Alliance Manchester Business School
Available as a free choice unit? No


Topics include the impact of the work environment on human performance and well-being; human-machine interaction and equipment design; human error; organisational safety culture; occupational stress and its management; and the ageing workforce.


BMAN71982 Programme Req: BMAN71982 is only available as a core unit to students on MSc Business Psychology and MSc Organisational Psychology

BMAN71982 Programme Requirements: BMAN71982 is available as a core unit only to students on MSc Business Psychology and MSc Organisational Psychology



The course aims to provide students 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.

Learning outcomes

Understand key theoretical approaches in Organisational Psychology;

Apply psychological theory in organisational settings;

Demonstrate practical skills in literature search, written presentation, and practical project work.

Assessment methods

Group presentation (25 minutes duration) and 500-word written summary (25% weighting);

Two-hour, closed-book written examination (75% weighting)


Feedback methods

Informal advice and discussion during a lecture, seminar, workshop or lab.

Responses to student emails and questions from a member of staff, including answers to student queries provided via an online discussion forum.

Written and/or verbal comments on assessed or non-assessed coursework.

Generic feedback posted on Blackboard regarding overall assignment and examination performance.


Recommended reading

Glendon, A.I. & Clarke, S. (2015). Human Safety and Risk Management (3rd Edition). CRC Press.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Assessment written exam 2
Lectures 30
Independent study hours
Independent study 118

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Elinor O'Connor Unit coordinator

Additional notes

Informal Contact Method

Office Hours.

Online Learning Activities (blogs, discussions, self assessment questions).

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