MSc Business Psychology / Course details

Year of entry: 2021

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Course unit details:
Relationships at Work

Unit code BMAN70262
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


The nature of workplace relationships.



Affect and workplace relationships.

Employee relations.


Violence in the workplace.


BMAN70262 Programme Req: BMAN70262 is only available as a core unit to students on MSc Business Psychology and MSc Organisational Psychology


To enable students to examine a variety of contemporary issues concerning employee relationships at work.  To provide up-to-date coverage of contemporary topics in organisational psychology such as the nature of work place relationships, affect and relationships, leadership, teamwork, and violence and bullying.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students will be able to:

Give a critical analysis of the research and theory relevant to a number of contemporary issues in organisational psychology.

Explain the extent to which the relevant research and theory influence practices in organisations.

Identify the strengths and limitations of current research, theory and practice in the topic areas covered during the course.

Assessment methods

Coursework essay (30%) 2,000 words

2 hour unseen examination (70%)

Feedback methods

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

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

Generic feedback posted on Blackboard regarding overall examination performance.

Recommended reading

To be distributed prior to lectures and additional references/handouts from visiting speakers.

Study hours

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

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
David Holman Unit coordinator

Additional notes

Informal Contact Methods

Office Hours.


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