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 course is offered on a part-time, flexible learning basis over 24 or 36 months. Face-to-face teaching, tutorials, and workshop-based teaching with experts are both supported and enhanced by an e-learning environment.
For the course you will require: a personal computer with a word-processing programme; email and internet access; a printer; the ability to be organised and work independently, and a willingness to engage in teamwork.
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 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 weekday evenings. Ten credit modules require face-to-face teaching over one weekend and three weekday evenings. 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.
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Assessment strategy and requirements
Our assessment strategy reflects our focus on applied skills and academic applied psychology. Typically, each module is assessed by a combination of coursework, exam, practical activities and a short reflection on the learning process. The assessment requirements and percentages carried by each activity/task per module are outlined in the tables below:
Methods of assessment
Introduction to Management Psychology and Quantitative Workplace Data
1 x 2-hr exam (50%)1 x 30-min Group Presentation (50%)
Introduction to Research Methods
1 x 3,000 word review paper (100%)
Strategic Human Resources Management and Managing Diversity
1 x 3,000-word essay 1 Group presentation (30%) and pdf poster (20%)
Learning, Training and Development
1 x 2-hr exam (50%) 1 x 2,500 word essay (50%)
Qualitative Research Methods
1 x 3,000 word report (100%)
Leadership. Engagement and Motivation
1 x 2-hr exam (100%)
Organisational Change and Development
1 x 2-hr exam (50%) 1 x 1,500-word case study report (50%)
Psychological Assessment at Work
1 x 1.5-hr exam (70%) 1 x 20-min Group presentation (30%)
1 x 3,000 word coursework (100%)
Applied Research Project
Project portfolio: 10,000 words in total (project proposal and ethics submission; project management report; research paper; executive summary; disc containing reports and data)
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.
Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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.
IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.