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Master of Applied Psychology (Organisational Psychology)

Course Description

This specialist programme of the MAppPsy(Org) enables students to develop their knowledge and competencies in the following areas:

- A sound understanding of organisational and personnel psychology

- Skills in conducting applied organisational research, such as job/competency analyses, surveys, and rigorous evaluations of organisational and human resource interventions

- Familiarity with how organisational psychology initiatives relate to the wider goals of organisations
Analytic and library research skills, as well as skills in presenting proposals and reports in both written and oral format

Students in the MAppPsy(Org) must pass the equiivalent of 240 points, including a 90-point thesis in their second year.
The remaining points come from the compulsory taught papers in Organisational Psychology and from other elective papers chosen in consultation with the Convenor of the Organisational Psychology programme.
Up to 120 points of the MAppPsy(Org) may be waived for students who have already completed four-year degrees (for example, an honours degree or other four-year undergraduate degree) provided that:
- No required papers are waived, unless the student has already taken these papers (or equivalent papers) in their fourth year of study, and
- At least 195 of the 240 points must have been in psychology papers.

Students will undertake 'projects' in different organisations which provide them with some practical experience. They can also network with professionals via a network site called IO-net.

Students will learn from experts in the field of organisational psychology - Professor Michael O'Driscoll, Dr Maree Roche and Dr Donald Cable.

Entry Requirements

Entry to the MAppPsy(Org) requires a major in Psychology at undergraduate level, an average grade of at least B+ (i.e. 70% in the New Zealand grading system) in Psychology undergraduate papers, a pass in PSYC307 Research Methods (or an equivalent paper). for more information please visit http://www.waikato.ac.nz/fass/study/qualifications/graduate-degrees/mapppsyorg

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