Coventry University - Business and Organisational Psychology MSc

Coventry University

Business and Organisational Psychology MSc

Upon successful completion, and through practical case studies, you will understand the individual, team and organisational factors that can affect workplace behaviours, such as decision-making, personnel selection, motivation, and teamwork, as well as the techniques needed to manage such situations.

  • Aims to provide you with a thorough grounding in the theory and practical skills required to apply psychological research, business tools and methods within a variety of organisational settings and corporate cultures.
  • Learning business psychology-related techniques to promote individual workplace wellbeing and organisational success.
  • Aims to prepare you for business and organisational psychology roles in management or consultancy, in human resources and the many other occupational functions, such as learning, training and development, recruitment, health and wellbeing.

Entry Requirements

The criteria for entry are:

  • an Honours degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Psychology, Business, Social Science or Science)
  • 2:1/2:2 or first class award.

Applicants who do not meet one or both of the two criteria above but have relevant experience will also be considered for entry on an individual basis.

IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Career Prospects

On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theoretical principles of Business and Organisational Psychology as applied in a business (occupational) setting, together with relevant psychological business analysis techniques.
  • Critically evaluative psychological literature and apply research findings to professional practice.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate application of ethical and codes of conduct, analysing complex employee-related issues and selecting appropriate intervention techniques to produce creative and effective business solutions.
  • Produce consultancy reports based on theoretical concepts and knowledge in line with professional reporting standards in psychology.
  • Evidence a range of transferrable and professional skills, thereby enhancing employment and promotion opportunities. These could include presentation; problem-solving; aptitude in literacy, numeracy and IT; working independently and with others to complete tasks effectively; excellent verbal and written communication; report writing; and self-management strategies to organise time and workloads.

Course Details

The main study themes of this course are:

Work and Wellbeing: An introduction to employee wellbeing, based in applied theory and practice looking at workplace behaviours and issues, such as work life balance, stress and bullying, performance coaching and counselling including emotional triggers, mental and physical health symptoms related to the workplace, disorders and potential coping strategies and interventions. 

Psychological Assessment at Work: The principles, theories, methods and legal issues concerning recruitment, selection and assessment.

Learning, Training and Development: How to design, implement and evaluate training programmes according to the context and requirements. Consumer Psychology: Provides an overview of consumerism and buyer behaviour, marketing research linked to the psychological concepts of consumer decision-making. Considering how to reach consumers effectively, through an exploration of their behaviours and attitudes and effective advertising.

Leadership, Engagement and Motivation: The concepts of leadership, power and influence and their impact on employee engagement and motivation.

Consultancy/Management:  How to critically evaluate and develop solutions to complex, inter-related, multi-faceted issues that can be found in a variety of organisations and professional contexts.

Year One

• Psychological Assessment at Work
• Project Planning and Research Skills
• Work and Well-being
• Leadership Engagement and Motivation
• Learning, Training and Development
• Consumer Psychology
• Leading Strategic Change through Creativity and Innovation
• Systematic Literature Review and Evidence Based Practice

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