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MSc Organisational Psychology


Course Description

Are you a psychology graduate planning to work as an occupational psychologist? This advanced course gives you a route into occupational psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). It is offered on a full and part-time basis.

The MSc Organisational Psychology takes the psychological principles and theories you learned in your first degree and helps you apply them to the world of work.

As well as increasing your knowledge, the course arms you with the theoretical understanding and research skills required by the Division of Occupational Psychology of the BPS in the following eight areas: training, organisational development, employee relations and motivation, design of environments/health and safety, human/machine interaction, counselling and personal development, performance appraisal and career development, and selection in organisations.

We include BPS Occupational Test User (Level A and B) training in the tuition fees.

The majority of graduates subsequently undertake the practical experience required to become Chartered Occupational Psychologists. This is usually carried out within consultancy firms or within specialist sections of large organisations.

Graduates are employed as internal consultants in large commercial and industrial organisations, in HR departments, in the Police, the NHS and as management consultants.

Visit http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses for more details.

Course recognition
The course is accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS). The majority of graduates go on to undertake the practical experience required to become Chartered Occupational Psychologists. This is usually carried out within consultancy firms or within specialist sections of large organisations.

Career opportunities
Recent recruiters include: Aldi, Artic Shores, CAPP & Co, Carter Corson, Bentley Motors Ltd, Civil Service College, NHS, Nestlé, Occupational Psychology Group, ORC International, Robertson Cooper Ltd, Saville Consulting, Stonewall, Work Psychology Group.

Course structure (All taught units are 15 credits)

Semester 1
– Research Methods 1
– Selection and Assessment in Organisations
– Test User: Occupational - Ability and Personality (Level A and B)
– Training, Support and Development

Semester 2
– Managing People and Organisations
– Relationships at Work
– Research Methods 2
– Work Design, Performance and Well-being

On the part-time two-year route you will study the units as follows:
Year one - Semester 1
– Research Methods 1
– Selection and Assessment in Organisations

Year one - Semester 2
– Managing People and Organisations
– Work Design, Performance and Well-being

Year two - Semester 1
– Test User: Occupational - Ability and Personality (Level A and B)
– Training, Support and Development

Year two - Semester 2
– Relationships at Work
– Research Methods 2

Summer period
Dissertation (60 credits)
– Apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course
– Normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of work based on qualitative or quantitative research.

Examples of recent dissertation topics:
– Customers pay our wages: a diary study examining how to optimise customer interaction and employee well-being in the service sector
– Client verbal aggression: an examination of emotional labour and associated outcomes for employees in the legal sector
– Effects of job stressors, organisational commitment and individual attributes on Malaysian Chinese primary school teachers’ burnout
– Corporate psychopathy: the truth behind the hype
– Improving safety using a combination of transformational and transactional leadership: a longitudinal study
– Creativity in the workplace: a self-report measure and unanticipated costs

Open Days

Psychology Taster Session
Wednesday 22 February 2017, 5.00 - 7.00pm

We are holding a taster session specifically for those students interested in studying MSc Organisational Psychology or MSc Business Psychology. During the session, the course tutor will present a taster lecture, an alumnus will talk about their experience and what they've done since graduating and there will be a chance to network with them, current students and admissions staff.

Register here: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/meet-us.aspx

Masters information sessions

We are hosting a series of informal information sessions for undergraduates who are thinking about pursuing a Master’s course at Alliance Manchester Business School.

Our Masters courses aren't just for business graduates - from business analytics to operations, and marketing to finance, we have 17 courses to choose from. Join us to meet a careers advisor, admissions staff and current students and discover how our courses can boost your career prospects.

Also, a number of graduates have the opportunity to progress directly onto the Full-time MBA programme as a Young Potential Leader - could you be one of them?

Choose from the following dates:
Wednesday 15 February 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm
Wednesday 15 March 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm
Wednesday 26 April 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm
Wednesday 10 May 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm

All events are held in the Atrium, Alliance MBS East building (on the corner of Oxford Road and Booth Street East) - number 26 on the campus map.

For further information and to register your interest in attending, please see the Alliance MBS website: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/meet-us.aspx

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

Entry Requirements

2:1, Graduate Basis of Registration (GBR) or membership of the British Psychological Society required. TOEFL/IELTS may be required for non-UK students. Apply now! You can submit your application before you graduate.

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