University of Leicester

School of Psychology

Psychology of Work MSc/ Postgraduate Diploma



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Psychology of Work MSc/ Postgraduate Diploma

Format: Online

Program Description:

Aims of the Course The principle aim of the course is to equip students with a sound knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics in occupational psychology. This knowledge includes the appreciation of theory and current quality research. But a particular feature of the course is its emphasis on helping students to see how this knowledge can be applied to the workplace. In addition to this, the course looks at the methodologies used by practicing occupational psychologists when they are analysing and tackling problems in organisations. Students will learn how to interpret situations and identify those to which psychological expertise can be of benefit to an organisation and its employees. Each module introduces the core psychological theories and methodologies that are applied in the module and covers the key topics in detail, illustrated with the latest research and examples of practical intervention. Every aspect of the course engages with issues of practice. Assessment is through a series of assignments that challenge students to link theory and research to practical intervention. This gives the course a strong applied focus that allows its graduates to see the potential for using psychology - either as practitioners themselves, or when engaging the services of consultants. Course modules - Personnel Selection and Assessment - Ergonomics - Psychology of Organisations - Psychology of Occupational Training - The Individual at Work - Research Methodology - Dissertation


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