Work & Organisational Psychology / Work & Organisational Behaviour

Equips candidates with a thorough grounding in the kno wledge and application of psychological principles to organisational settings in order to enhance human wellbeing and organisational performance. The programme aims to foster the development of practitioners who are equipped to used appropriate and ethical multi-level diagnostic and analytical tools relating to individual, group and organisational problems. The programme includes BPS psychometric testing certification (Test User Occupational Ability and Test User Occupational Personality). The MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology is fully accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Both the MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology and MSc in W ork and Organisational Behaviour are fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development CIPD)

Key Facts
The MSc in Work & Organisational Psychology is fully accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Both programmes (Work & Organisational Psychology and Work & Organisational Behaviour) have full CIPD accreditation and include BPS Psychometric Testing Certification, Level A.

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester
• Psychometric Assessment Certificate (Level A)
• Organisation and Work Design
• The Psychology of Leadership and Change
• Psychology of Employment Relations
• Research Methods
• Professional Development 1

Spring Semester
• Well-being & Work
• Personnel Psychology Selection and Assessment
• Workplace Learning and Development
• Managing Performance in Organisations
• Research Skills Development
• Professional Development 2

Summer Semester

• Dissertation A (Psychology)
• Dissertation B (Psychology)
• Dissertation A (Behaviour)
• Dissertation B (Behaviour)

Entry requirements

Applicants for the MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology/Behaviour programme must have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a cognate field (e.g., psychology, HRM, HRD, etc.). Three or more years' work experience is preferred for applicants with a second class (lower) honours degree.

Applicants with an undergraduate psychology degree, accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), are eligible to apply for the MSc in Work & Organisational Psychology. Please note that the onus is on the applicant to prove recognition of their degree by the PSI. All other applicants are eligible to apply for the MSc in Work & Organisational Behaviour.

The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

In the case of international students, applicants must hold a qualification that is equivalent to an Irish or UK honours bachelor's degree (NQAI level 8). The degree must be in a discipline relevant to the postgraduate degree sought.

Application dates

What to Include with your Application:

Full degree transcript and certificates/awards of all qualifications that you want taken into consideration in your application

A copy of your birth certificate/passport

A CV which includes the jobs you have held in the last 5 years, with a brief description of principal duties
Please complete and submit with your application, the Competency Form (download here)

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


1 year Full-time or 2 years Part-time


An Application Fee of €35 (electronically) or €40 Bank Draft/Cheque will apply to all taught postgraduate programmes.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

This programme suits individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the following areas:
Management Consultancy, Human Resource Management, Organisational Development, Training and Development, Management and Leadership Development, Employee Relations, Career Coaching, Research.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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