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2018/19 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Organizational Psychology

Programme code:MSC-BS/OPUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Helen Hughes Contact address:hj@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

- Upper second class or first class bachelors degree or international equivalent in psychology or a related discipline that is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). (The BPS assesses international qualifications individually to determine eligibility for GBC.)
- Work experience is desirable but not essential.

For applicants whose first language is not English, either:
1. A TOEFL score of 580 overall and 4 in the TWE for the paper-based test; the computer-based test requires scores of at least 240 overall and 4.0 in essay-writing; for the internet based test (TOEFL iBT) applicants must achieve a minimum overall score of 92 with a minimum of 21 in Listening, 21 in Reading, 23 in Speaking and 22 in Writing.; or
2. IELTS scores of 6 or more in each section and 6.5 overall.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Leeds University Business School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Postgraduate Board of Examiners, LUBS

Programme specification:

Our graduates will:

1. Understand the empirical and theoretical research literature from the domain of Organizational Psychology ;

2. Demonstrate awareness and understanding of the practical issues associated with implementing and applying such theory in practice;

3. Display technical, interpersonal, analytical and commercial skills to enable them to design and manage effective psychological interventions;

4. Understand the range of research methods and analytical techniques available to the Organizational Psychologist, and how these can be applied to address applied research problems;

5. Be reflective learners with insight and understanding in ethical conduct, global and cultural awareness, professional issues and practical constraint, and a developing professional identity.


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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates are eligible for the award if they pass the above compulsory modules and complete satisfactorily the dissertation/independent research project, and in so doing attain the required 180 credits across the modules studied.

LUBS5379MSelection and Training for Human Performance15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5381MThe Psychology of Effective Organizations15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5385MSystems Thinking and Consulting Practice15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5386MOrganizational Development and Change15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5392MDissertation60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep
LUBS5393MManaging Performance and Developing Careers15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5395MResearch Design and Analysis15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5397MAdvanced Behavioural Research Design and Analysis15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5584MCommercial and Professional Skills15 creditsSemester 2

Last updated: 05/04/2019

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