MSc Business Psychology / Course details
Year of entry: 2021
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For students without a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree, this course offers an opportunity to study alongside MSc Organisational Psychology students, and gain a look at the science of how people and groups behave at work. The course builds your theoretical knowledge and research skills used in organisational psychology.
You do not need to be registered with the BPS and BPS Occupational Test User (Level A and B) training included in the tuition fees.
Gain understanding and research skills in the following areas:
- Psychological Assessment at Work
- Learning, Training and Development
- Leadership, Engagement and Motivation
- Well-being and Work
- Work Design, Organisational Change and Development
- Research Design, Advanced Data Gathering and Analytical Techniques
- Applying Psychology to Work and Organisations.
Additional course information
Coursework and assessment
Course unit details
During the course you will be taking 180 credits in all. The eight taught units during semester one and two total 120 credits which can be viewed in the list below.
Over the summer period, you will carry out your Research Dissertation, worth 60 credits. Examples of recent dissertation project topics include:
- What factors determine successful mentoring relationships? A study of a formal graduate mentoring scheme
- The role of individuals' personality and perceived values in adoption of mobile data services
- An exploration of the job satisfaction and career progression of visible minority women in Canada
- Understanding financial responsibility: an exploratory analysis of the main characteristics that influence spending and saving behaviours
- A study of occupational stress in the Indian information technology industry
- A Gravesian values-system perspective on the design of consultative interventions in organisations
- Why organisational change programmes fail
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Selection and Assessment in Organisations||BMAN70091||15||Mandatory|
|Relationships at Work||BMAN70262||15||Mandatory|
|Training, Support and Development||BMAN71901||15||Mandatory|
|Professional Skills for Organisational and Business Psychologists||BMAN71951||15||Mandatory|
|Research Skills for Professional Practice 1||BMAN71961||15||Mandatory|
|Work Design, Performance & Wellbeing||BMAN71982||15||Mandatory|
|Research Skills for Professional Practice 2||BMAN71992||15||Mandatory|
|Managing People and Organisations||BMAN72242||15||Mandatory|