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MSc in Organisational Psychology


Course Description

Kent’s Organisational Psychology MSc develops your theoretical and research-based knowledge of social and occupational psychology to enhance your understanding of workplace behaviour. It offers you a pathway to a career as a practitioner or academic researcher in the field of organisational psychology.

*This programme will be taught at the Canterbury campus*

Key benefits

- All of our taught Master’s (MSc) programmes have been recognised by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting the nationally recognised criteria for preparation training for PhD research.

Visit the website: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/366/organisational-psychology

Course detail

This MSc programme brings together aspects of psychological research into applied, social, and organisational psychology modules from Kent's School of Psychology with modules on organisational behaviour and people management from Kent Business School.

Purpose

This MSc provides insights into the psychology of selection and assessment, methods and statistics, employee wellbeing, entrepreneurship and people management. The programme will develop your understanding of the contextual forces within organisations and the role of organisational psychology, including political, environmental, technical, social and legal.

Course structure

Core modules include:

- Organisational Psychology: Methods and Statistics;
- Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Creativity;
- Social and Applied Psychology II;
- Psychology of Selection and Assessment;
- a Research Apprenticeship (Dissertation).

You also select modules from a choice of the following: Groups and Teams in Organisations; Extended Literature Review: Applying psychology to an organisational issue; Leadership and Management; Learning and Development; Managing Diversity and Equal Opportunities; Employment Relations; and Employee Resourcing.

Assessment methods will include essays, seminar contributions, examinations, presentations, and the dissertation.

Our postgraduate students commonly go into the fields of health, teaching or further education. For instance, many of our graduates take up roles as assistant psychologists in the NHS with a view to becoming a professional clinical or forensic psychologist. Upon completing our Master’s courses, graduates have also pursued doctoral study and academic careers at higher education institutions.

The programmes we offer help you to develop general critical, analytic and problem-solving skills that can be applied in a wide range of settings.

How to apply: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Why study at The University of Kent?

- Shortlisted for University of the Year 2015
- Kent has been ranked fifth out of 120 UK universities in a mock Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) exercise modelled by Times Higher Education (THE).
- In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Kent was ranked 17th* for research output and research intensity, in the Times Higher Education, outperforming 11 of the 24 Russell Group universities
- Over 96% of our postgraduate students who graduated in 2014 found a job or further study opportunity within six months.
Find out more: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/why/

Postgraduate scholarships and funding

We have a scholarship fund of over £9 million to support our taught and research students with their tuition fees and living costs. Find out more: https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/

English language learning

If you need to improve your English before and during your postgraduate studies, Kent offers a range of modules and programmes in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Find out more here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/international/english.html

Visit the MSc in Organisational Psychology page on the University of Kent website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

School of Psychology Taught Master’s Scholarships 2017 - 7 Awards

Value and availability- Receive a £1,000 discount on tuition fees
- Up to seven awards are available for entry in 2017Scholarships are allocated to applicants who meet the general award criteria outlined below on a competitive basis, applications will be ranked by a selection panel.*General award criteriaTo be eligible for a Scholarship all of the following criteria must be met:- The applicant must have achieved an excellent result in their Psychology undergraduate degree. See table below for minimum requirements from various countries. This list is not exhaustive, qualifications from other countries will be considered on an individual basisCountry Minimum grade required for Scholarship (assuming qualification is deemed comparable to UK Bachelor Honours degree)
China 85% overall average
India First class with distinction
Malaysia Class 1/I OR CGPA of 3.5 out of 4.0
Turkey CGPA of 3.5 out of 4.0
USA CGPA of 3.5 out of 4.0
UK First class honours- and the applicant must become a full-time registered student of one of these courses in September 2017:
MSc in Cognitive Psychology/Neuropsychology
MSc in Developmental Psychology
MSc in Forensic Psychology
MSc in Group Processes and Intergroup Relations
MSc in Organisational Psychology
MSc in Political Psychology
MSc in Research Methods in Psychology
MSc in Social and Applied Psychology- and the student must demonstrate a commitment to PhD study at the University of Kent.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,000 fee reduction

Eligibility

The School of Psychology offers scholarships of £1,000 to applicants of any tuition fee paying status registering on one of our taught MSc programmes in September 2017: https://www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/msc/index.html.

Application Procedure

Please email [email protected] before 31 July 2017 with a cover letter and CV.Your request will be considered when you have received and accepted an offer of a place on one of the aforementioned MSc programmes, and have satisfied any conditions which the offer is subject to.Note that an offer of a place on an MSc programme does not constitute an offer of funding.*The School of Psychology reserves the right not to allocate the awards if the selection panel identifies no suitable candidates. The Academic Excellence Scholarship is subject to full terms and conditions which will be provided to successful candidates at the point of award.

Further Information

https://www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/pg/msc-academic-excellence-scholarships-2017.html



Entry Requirements

At minimum, an upper second class undergraduate degree or equivalent. The undergraduate degree will either be from psychology, management sciences, or a related psychology discipline. English Language requirements: View Website

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