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MSc Business Psychology


Course Description

For students without a BPS-accredited degree, this course offers an opportunity to study alongside students of MSc Organisational Psychology, and gain a look at the science of how people and groups behave at work. It is offered on a full and part-time basis.

A deeper understanding of organisational psychology is an asset to anyone currently working in the field of social sciences or human resource management. This course gives people with an appropriate background the theoretical knowledge and research skills used in organisational psychology to help them develop or change careers.

You learn about 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.

You do not need to be registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

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

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

Career opportunities
Recent recruiters include: Aldi, CRS Ltd, Lloyds TSB, McLaren Solutions, Occupational Psychology Group, ORC International, Wickland Westcott, Work Life Balance Co

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:
––What factors determine successful mentoring relationships? A study of a formal graduate mentoring scheme
–– The role of individuals’ personality and perceived values in adoption of mobile data services
–– An exploration of the job satisfaction and career progression of visible minority women in Canada
–– Understanding financial responsibility: an exploratory analysis of the main characteristics that influence spending and saving behaviours
–– A study of occupational stress in the Indian information technology industry
–– A Gravesian values-system perspective on the design of consultative interventions in organisations
––Why organisational change programmes fail

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 Business Psychology page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2:1, in psychology or social sciences, human resources or business and management.. TOEFL/IELTS may be required for non-UK students. Apply now! You can submit your application before you graduate.

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