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An organisation is only as good as its people. And how good its people are depends on how well they are managed and led. This specific course focuses on the contribution of applied psychology to our understanding and practice of management within organisations.

On the MSc in Management Psychology you will:

- learn how to design or improve they way an organisation selects, develops and manages people
- be taught by world-class academics in a world-leading institute
- develop leadership, consultancy and research skills
- make international contacts and networks
- design and conduct a research project in your own area of interest, anywhere in the world

The course has two intakes, one in late September and another in January.

Programme aims

This programme aims to provide students with:

- an understanding of how psychology as a science can be used to solve business problems and make organisations more effective
- an understanding of how core business concerns impact on the management of human resources in organisations
- a knowledge of how business priorities impact shape and challenge the use of psychology by organisations
- a broad knowledge of applied work psychology as a professional discipline alongside - and integrated with - knowledge of core topics from management science and practice
- the skills to evaluate and critically appraise theories and practice within applied work psychology and management science
- the skills to design and conduct independent research, and carry out practical work within organisational contexts

Who is the course for?

It is ideal for:

- experienced managers interested in the people side of business, looking to better managers, usually in a HR or organisational development role
- graduates who, through their first degree, have developed an interest in psychology and are looking to join organisations as HR specialists

Underpinning the desire to undertake this course will be an interest in the human side of business, how people can best be managed and how fair systems can be developed within an organisation.

What makes this difference to a Masters in HR Management?

A general masters in HR Management will not equip you with the analytical tools that this course will. These skills can help you design systems and evaluate practices taking place within an organisation.

By the time you graduate from the course you will have:

- learnt how to run a company successfully through the management and development of staff
- built your own network of contacts including fellow experienced students, staff, guest speakers, and the organisation you base your final organisational case study on
- made friends with people from around the world who will be good contacts for business and travel

Visit the Management Psychology MSc page on the University of Nottingham website for more details!





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