Following a dynamic and commercially relevant curriculum, you will gain the theoretical, research and practical skills for the application of psychology in many types of modern organisation. Accredited by the British Psychological Society, this course allows you to develop skills that enable you to thrive in a business environment. It addresses industry relevant topics, from wellbeing in the workplace to the impact of social media and technological change. An emphasis on practical competence means you will have the opportunity to gain valuable qualifications in Test User Ability (TUA ) and Test User Personality (TUP).
The course is designed to prepare students for employment through a strong awareness of contemporary business environments. Modules covering key themes such as consultancy, leadership, coaching and talent acquisition allow students to develop analytical and practical skills while studying issues that affect contemporary workplaces of all sizes. Teaching staff have excellent links to industry, affording students the chance to learn from external speakers.
"I chose the University of Gloucestershire after undertaking internet research on universities that offered distance learning courses. The University of Gloucestershire and its Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) seemed the most attractive as it offered a very precise and concise explanation of the distance-learning European Rural Development course and its learning outcomes. I had read the description of courses and modules and I had decided that the course in European Rural Development was a logical continuation of my educational path.
One of the main attractions of the University of Gloucestershire is that they give an equal opportunity to students from different countries and educational backgrounds to learn and obtain a degree recognised at EU level. In terms of the local area, it’s ideal for students who don't like the stressed and chaotic lifestyle of living in a big city. The idyllic and peaceful countryside around Cheltenham is very appealing, together with the modern university campus facilities.
The high point of my time at the university was the relationship between the teaching staff and students – teaching staff were very supportive and helpful in all situations and throughout the learning process. The opportunity to access library journals and e-books through WebCT was indispensable and an incredibly practical tool for learning. The opportunity to study with students from different countries, different educational and workplace backgrounds made for an extraordinary learning experience, resulting in diversified knowledge on a wide range of issues.
What I’ve gained from the course is, first and foremost, confidence in myself, then the practical knowledge of, for example, how to conduct a piece of research, how to analyse development policies, project management and European rural diversity. This is very useful in my role as a Researcher/Analyst, where I conduct policy research activities (in the field of corruption, conflict of interest and human trafficking), manage data collection, write policy briefs and reports and prepare project proposals. I co-ordinate project activities with national and international partner organisations and communicate with donor institutions.
My advice to students thinking about coming to the university, is to ensure that the course chosen corresponds to your personal needs, to your educational background and professional interests."
MSc European Rural Development
MSc Occupational Psychology
The University was perfectly placed to allow easy commute and the course was appropriately accredited. Moreover the site was very attractive.
I have enjoyed the course and working with the people at the institution. There is a lack of pretence at the site, which other educational sites can’t boast. The learning centre was also personal and the staff a delight. The lecture timetable allows a real freedom to learn at your own pace and dictate your research. It induces a sense of maturity about the course, rising above the student and teacher relationship which stifles many learning experiences.
I think the qualities of the facilities and the courses speak for themselves. The campuses are lovely and my tour of the site was quite captivating even without someone promoting the university.
I intend to work in Occupational Psychology and my career would have been impossible without the course, but the help and support of the staff have helped refine my interest and ensured my standard of qualification. As an individual returning to full-time education, after a prolonged ‘break’ in full-time work, the transition was daunting. The staff on the course were superb and I was supported in preparation for exams and all coursework, specifically according to my needs. I wouldn’t change any aspect of my experience at the university and will reflect fondly on my time at the institution.
You will need at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in psychology and you should be eligible for Graduate Basis for Charteredmembership of the BPS. EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.
Recipient: University of Gloucestershire
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