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Course summary

This course is designed for graduates who wish to pursue a career in organisational settings. You'll gain skills in research design and planning, statistical data analysis, disseminating research (e.g. conferences, publishing in journals) and how to pursue a successful career in the field. You'll develop knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics in organisational settings. COURSE OVERVIEW We offer a stimulating and challenging environment where you can build on your existing undergraduate degree experience to advance your academic and professional development. You will gain specialised knowledge and a critical awareness of issues in Organisational psychology. Teaching is done through a variety of blended learning and campus-based activities explicitly designed to meet the needs of learners working in a range of contexts. Our graduates have gone on to a wide range of roles working in different sectors. These include working in the third sector or charities. Others have pursued PhDs and continued their careers in academia. Others have gone on to pursue postgraduate training working toward a professional psychology role. ON THIS COURSE YOU WILL...

  • Be able to explore and apply psychological literature to current issues, contexts and experiences around organisational contexts and settings.
  • Be given high quality support and guidance by our lecturing team who are active in their research and practice.
  • Learn valuable transferrable skills in PG research, which are highly sought after by employers.
  • Have the opportunity to choose topics and areas that you want to learn more about to tailor your learning experience.
  • Have the opportunity to shape your MSc experience to your own interests and career goals, allowing our team to help you to reach your ideal future career.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN The Psychology: Organisational course provides a set of modules that will enhance specialist subject knowledge and key skills for working in organisational environments, all delivered by subject specialists. It is designed to build on your existing learning experiences and offers flexible learning opportunities to improve your career prospects. This programme recognises the status of the student as an expert in identifying what they want or need to study. All MSc Psychology: Organisational learners will be required to have undertaken the following core modules: Research Skills and Methods (20 credits), Professional Values and Ethics (20 credits) Negotiated Learning (20 credits), and a Dissertation (60 credits). You will also be required to complete three compulsory modules: Organisational Psychology (20 credits), Organisations and the Environment (20 credits) and Advanced Statistics (20 credits). Year one
  • Research Skills and Methods
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Organisations and the Environment
  • Professional Values and Ethics
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Negotiated learning
  • Dissertation

Assessment method

A full range of assessment methods has been selected in order to enhance student learning and to help students to demonstrate the extent to which they have achieved all the module learning outcomes, and, overall, the programme aims. Each module’s learning outcomes relate to the module assessment item(s). Students have an opportunity across the programme to self-reflect on their progression and their development. These self-reflections contribute to and are evidenced in assessments through a variety of means. Types and methods of assessment will include group seminars and presentations; essays; a portfolio of evidence (achievement of clinical competences and written evidence); viva, examination; OSCE/practical skills assessments; map of patient/client experience; reflective essay; community health profile; reflective incident recording; poster presentation; dissertation Modules use formative and summative assessment so that students progress through a module in a structured and constructive way and build knowledge for practice in a coherent and logical way. Formative assessments are designed so that feedback on the individual student’s performance is provided prior to the submission of the final, summative assessment – though this does not contribute to the final module mark or the credit awarded. The wordage – or equivalent – for both formative and summative assessments is counted towards the whole module assessment wordage.

Entry requirements

Students should have a 2:2 or above in a relevant undergraduate degree. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course, please contact the Enquiry Centre for further details. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) may be considered for relevant prior learning at the same academic level.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6125 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6125 Year 1
Scotland £6125 Year 1
Wales £6125 Year 1
EU £13250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Psychology: Organisational at University of Cumbria - UCAS