The MSc is designed to be completed through one- year full-time or two-year part-time study. Full-time candidates are required to take five/six modules per semester, and part-time candidates to take two/three modules per semester. Lectures on the full-time programmes are held two days per week Tuesday (2pm-10pm) and Thursday (2pm-10pm). Attendance of the part-time variant is one day per week, on Tuesdays in year 1 and Thursdays in year 2. Attendance is required on five full days for the psychometric assessment certificate.
Among the core aims of the programme are:
• To expose candidates to the fundamental principles underpinning individual and collective behaviour within a variety of organisational settings
• To explore cognitive, political and social issues impacting the management and handling of organisational strategy and change
• To examine the nature of the employment relationship, the employment exchange and the psychological contract
• To develop a thorough understanding of the rationale and methods of all aspects of recruitment and selection, including job analysis, interviews and assessment centre techniques, psychometrics and related testing methodologies
• To provide an embedded understanding of the adult learner at work and develop competence in analysing training and learning needs, in designing and delivering training and learning interventions and in evaluating the effectiveness of such programmes from an individual, group or organisational perspective
• To examine person-environment fit in the workplace context and its consequences for personal and psychosomatic wellbeing and job performance
• To develop professional self-identify and professional competences in the areas of interviewing, negotiation, coaching, facilitation and conflict handling
• To develop research skills necessary to formulate, conduct and report an independent piece of research in one of the domain areas of work and organisational psychology.