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Work & Organisational Psychology - Route 1

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.

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 degree is required.

Consideration will be given to second class honours grade two 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 (eg business, psychology, human resource management, organisational behaviour, sociology of work). Applicants with a 2H1 degree in any discipline and a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience will also be considered

◾A second class honours grade one degree is required.

Consideration will be given to second class honours grade two 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.

Eligible candidates may be interviewed

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.

Duration

1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time

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

Careers or further progression

Graduates of this programme can look forward to a wide range of career options across both the public and private sectors applying psychology at work. Graduates may enter careers as work and organisational psychologists, or may consider careers in human resource management, human resource development, consultancy, organizational research or academic/research careers.

Graduates may also consider progressing to doctoral studies in the area or engage in further specialisation in the area of work psychology.

Further enquiries

Programme Coordinator Name: Dr Carol Linehan

Email Address: carol.linehan@ucc.ie
Telephone: 00 353 21 4904604

Address: Room G10,
School of Applied Psychology,
Cork Enterprise Centre, North Mall.

Main Office,
School of Applied Psychology,
Cork Enterprise Centre,
North Mall,
UCC.

Telephone: 00 353 21 4904604
Email: adminapsych@ucc.ie

Subjects taught

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.

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.

Part One (60 credits in total)

Core Modules (50 credits)

AE6016 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)

AP6157 The Competent Coach: Ethics and Supervision (5 credits)
AP6160 Private Practice (5 credits)
AP6161 Coaching Skills 1 (5 credits)
AP6162 Evidence Based Coaching: Theory, Approaches and Models (5 credits)
AP6163 Coaching Skills 2 (5 credits)
AP6211 Theories of Career Development (5 credits)

Part Two (30 credits in total)
AP6171 Research Dissertation (30 credits) The overall mark for the dissertation is the combination of marks for the dissertation report (500 marks) and a fully documented 30 minute presentation to an audience of peers and expert (100 marks).

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.

Comment

Course Practicalities
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 on-line learning.

*Electives may vary from this schedule

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, Professor John McCarthy, Dr Sean Hammond, Dr Raegan Murphy, Dr Zeldi di Blasi, Dr David O’Sullivan and Dr Mike Murphy 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.

Unique Aspects of the Course
The blended nature of this programme (delivered partly online and partly on campus) offers students flexible access to pursue a Masters qualification.

This Masters is underpinned by three key themes that differentiate it from other programmes. These themes are based on our school’s particular areas of expertise and address contemporary workplace concerns and challenges. Drawing on our digital futures research team we address themes around technology mediated work and organisations; from our resilience and transition team we address themes of well-being, resilience and diversity at work; and finally from our individual differences experts we address themes of recognising and assessing individual abilities and potential in the workplace.

Assessment method

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

Application date

Applications for 2017-18 intake are now open.

While UCC operates a rounds system for Postgraduate Taught courses (detailed below) we would advise you to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications: Offers will be made:

For all completed applications received by January 16th 2017 Offers will be made by January 30th 2017

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2017 Offers will be made by March 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2017 Offers will be made by May 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by July 3rd 2017 Offers will be made by July 17th 2017

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

Non-EU Applicants:

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

Course fee

2017/2018 Irish/EU €8,000 full-time

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

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