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Psychology - Work & Organisational Psychology / Behaviour - Online

Course Outline
Psychology applied to the domain of work is a fascinating area offering many employment opportunities. From improving recruitment decisions to understanding how technology affects our work performance and experience, from coaching individuals to developing organisational capacity, psychology can be applied to enhancing peoples' well-being and performance at work and contributing to organisational effectiveness. This programme, delivered partly online, will be of interest to graduates wishing to pursue careers as work and organisational psychologists, human resource managers, trainers, managers, consultants, or researchers

By engaging with the programme, you will develop a range of practical skills in conducting research, critical thinking and analysis, and a range of competencies relevant to professional work psychologists such as selection and assessment, negotiation, consulting etc. The aim is to equip graduates of this programme with the building blocks to operate as effective and reflective professionals.

The MA in Work and Organisational Psychology/Behaviour is designed to advance your knowledge of the discipline of psychology applied in work settings. To achieve this the course content emphasises the application of high quality psychological research to real world concerns and issues in the workplace.

Who teaches this course

This programme is delivered by a mix of academics and practitioners with expertise relevant to work and organisational psychology. Staff from the School of Applied Psychology include Dr Carol Linehan, Dr. Debora Jeske, Professor John McCarthy, Dr Raegan Murphy, Dr Zeldi di Blasi, Dr David O'Sullivan, Dr. Conor Linehan and Dr. Nadia Pantidi and we also have staff contributing from the School of Management and Marketing. The programme also benefits from the input of experienced industry and consultancy practitioners.

Why Choose This Course

PROGRAMME FLEXIBILITY

The blended nature of this programme (delivered partly online and partly on campus) offers students flexible access to pursue a Masters qualification. In our experience, this combination supports all those students who are already in employment or are sponsored by their employer to attend this programme.

Entry requirements

Entry Route 1: MA in Work and Organisational Psychology
Application Course Codes: CKD41 (Full-time), CKD42 (Part-time)
An undergraduate degree in Psychology that satisfies the eligibility requirements of the Psychological Society of Ireland or other country national equivalent (e.g. BPS or APA).
A second class honours grade one (2H1/2.1) degree is required.

Consideration will be given to second class honours grade two (2H2/2.2) candidates, where for example an applicant has relevant work experience or has performed impressively in another Master's degree acceptable to the School selection committee. In such cases, the student will be required to set out the grounds upon which they wish to be considered in their application supplementary statement and/or interview acceptable to the School selection committee.

Entry Route 2: MA in Work and Organisational Behaviour

Application Course Codes: CKD43 (Full-time), CKD44 (Part-time)
An undergraduate degree that includes subjects related to the area (e.g. business, psychology, human resource management, organisational behaviour, sociology of work). Applicants with a second class honours grade one (2H1/2.1) or higher (1H/1st) degree in any discipline and a minimum of three years' relevant work experience will also be considered.
A second class honours grade one (2H1, 2.1) degree is required.

Consideration will be given to second class honours grade two (2H2/2.2) candidates, where for example an applicant has relevant work experience or has performed impressively in another Master's degree acceptable to the School selection committee. In such cases, the student will be required to set out the grounds upon which they wish to be considered in their application supplementary statement and/or interview acceptable to the School selection committee.

Please note the following:
Eligible candidates may be interviewed at the selection stage.
For all applicants whose first language is not English, an IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL equivalent is required.
If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Non-EU Candidates

Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. To verify if you meet the minimum academic requirements for this programme please visit our qualification comparison pages.

Duration

1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time

This programme is delivered via blended learning. This offers students greater flexibility in directing and scheduling their learning. As a guide, this means that students can expect approximately 50% of their core modules to be delivered online and 50% in face to face sessions on campus. The modules incorporate a combination of self-guided online materials, web-based lectures and seminars, occasional online discussion groups and online assessments. All core classes* are scheduled for one day per week from 2-8pm on campus. Students can benefit from face-to-face contact with staff and peers during campus lectures while still enjoying the flexibility and widened access afforded by online learning.

*Electives may vary from this schedule, and will require attendance on campus outside of the core hours of 2-8pm.

Further enquiries

Dr. Debora Jeske
d.jeske@ucc.ie
00 353 21 4904656
http://www.ucc.ie/en/apsych/prospectivestudents/postgrad/maworkorg/

Main Office, School of Applied Psychology
stephen.cullen@ucc.ie
00 353 21 4904604

Subjects taught

Part One (60 credits in total)

Core Modules (50 credits)

AP6016 Research Methods and Data Analysis (10 credits)
AP6169 Learning, Well-Being and Participation at Work (10 credits)
AP6166 Personnel Selection and Assessment (10 credits)
AP6170 Professional Skills (5 credits)
MG6020 Changing, Leading and Developing Organisations (5 credits)
AP6168 Designing in Work and Workplaces (10 credits)

Elective Modules (choice of modules below to the value of 10 credits)

AP6159 Positive Organisational Psychology (5 credits) - subject to approval
AP6160 Private Practice (5 credits)
AP6161 Coaching Skills (5 credits)
AP6211 Theories of Career Development (5 credits)

AP6176 Cognitive Enhancement (5 credits) – subject to approval

Part Two (30 credits in total)

AP6171 Research Dissertation (30 credits)

Part-time (90 credits in total)

The part-time MA in Work and Organisational Psychology/Behaviour runs over two calendar years (24 months). Students take taught modules to the value of 60 credits in Part One (running across Semesters One and Two of Year One and Semester One of Year Two). In Part Two students also undertake a research dissertation (30 credits), which is submitted at the end of the summer in Year Two.

Additional Teaching Mode Information
Two entry routes: i) For psychology graduates - Masters in Work and Organisational Psychology ii) For non-psychology graduates -Masters in Work and Organisational Behaviour.

**All Applicants please note: modules listed in the course outline above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course, but these are subject to change from year to year. Please check the college calendar for the full academic content of any given course for the current year.

In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools and departments.

Assessment method

Assessment

There are a mix of assessments for this programme including on-line assessments, written reports and essays, examinations and a research dissertation.

Application date

Closing dates

Closing Dates for Application

Applications for 2018 start dates will open on November 1st 2017.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught programmes (detailed below).

Some programmes have a specific closing date. Applicants are advised to consult with the postgraduate prospectus for programmes with a specific closing date.

The UCC rounds EU application system closing dates for Postgraduate Taught courses are detailed below. However, we would advise applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications: Offers will be made:
For all completed applications received by January 15th 2018 Offers will be made by January 29th 2018

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2018 Offers will be made by March 15th 2018

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2018
Offers will be made by May 15th 2018

For all completed applications received by July 2nd 2018
Offers will be made by July 16th 2018

Late applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any courses that have remaining capacity for places.

While there is no official closing date for Research courses applicants are advised to submit their application at least two months ahead of their proposed start date. There are four official Research start dates – September/October, January, April and July.

Non-EU Applicants:

Please visit the following page for further information for Non EU applicants http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/studyatucc/postgraduateprogrammes/tau...

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date September 2018

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