University of Leeds

Degree level: Postgraduate

Organizational Psychology and Business (Taught)

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Course summary

In each semester you’ll study a range of modules that develop your knowledge of key aspects of organizational psychology. You’ll be introduced to the individual, team and organizational factors that affect workplace behaviours such as decision-making and teamwork. You’ll explore the selection and training methods use by organisations to recruit, develop and retain talent and the design of complex human-technical systems. From there you’ll study contemporary business priorities such as organizational development and change, as well as approaches to career development and performance management. A further module will put you in real-life business situations to help you develop your commercial awareness and professional skills. Throughout the year you’ll develop your understanding of research design and analysis in psychology and social sciences, especially behavioural research. This will develop your skills to prepare you for your dissertation – the independent research project on your choice of topic that you’ll submit by the end of the year.

Assessment method

Assessment methods emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skills development too. This may include formal exams, group projects, reports, computer simulation exercises, essays and written assignments, group and individual presentations and reflective logs.  This diversity enables you to develop a broad range of skills as preparation for professional life.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons), which includes at least one module focused on ‘research methods’. This course will be particularly relevant for applicants who hold an undergraduate degree in Psychology. However, we also accept those from other undergraduate backgrounds, as long as at least one module focused on ‘research methods’ was completed as part of the course. Completion of an undergraduate research dissertation project is also advantageous.

Fees and funding

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Organizational Psychology and Business at University of Leeds - UCAS