About

The MSc Management Psychology programme is designed around three critical management activities: developing effective workers, identifying competent workers, and managing productive organisations. You will also learn about the scientific foundations of psychology and how to use psychological theories and methods. The programme is offered on a part-time, flexible learning basis over 24 or 36 months. Face-to-face teaching and tutorials, and workshop-based teaching with experts, are both supported and enhanced by an e-learning environment.

For the programme you will require: a personal computer with a word-processing programme; email and internet; a printer; the ability to be organised and work independently, and a willingness to engage in teamwork.

Faculties, Schools & Departments

Department of Applied Psychology

Programme structure

You will complete 120 credits of taught modules plus an empirical research project worth 60 credits on topics relevant to your specialist area of interest. The programme is organised in workshop-based modules. Modules vary from 5, 10 and 20 credits. Twenty credit modules are organised over two weeks with face-to-face teaching taking place during two consecutive weekends and three week day evenings. Ten credit modules require face-to-face teaching over one weekend and three weekday evenings. Five credit modules involve face-to- face teaching over one weekend. The schedule for the different modules will be published in advance so that you can plan your time accordingly. The timetable for taught modules for the year ahead will be published each August. Your empirical project will be planned in the final semester of study.

Modules

Typical core modules:

  • Applied Research Project
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Organisational Development and Change
  • Oganisational Selection and Assessment
  • Performance Management, Training and Learning
  • Psychological Assessment
  • The Psychology of Work, Management and Organisations
  • Research Methods in Organisations
  • Strategic and Human Resource Management

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard. Applicants will be considered if they have a first degree in a relevant subject such as management, psychology or other related disciplines.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)
  • TOEFL (iBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)
  • PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element)
  • MUET: Band 4

Intake Months

February & September

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