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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5315M Occupational Psychology

30 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Anna Viragos

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

This module is not approved as an Elective


This module aims to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge of Occupational Psychology, and the contribution this can make to the effective management of people in the workplace. It explores a variety of factors influencing behaviour and well-being, relating to individuals and groups within organisations and the overall psychological environment of the organisation. It will demonstrate the contribution of psychological theories and concepts to the study of human behaviour in work organisations.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to critically evaluate:
- theory and research concerning the relationship between human behaviour and different work environments
- critical perspective on the theory and research in terms of the quality of ideas and the methodologies applied
- the practical implications of the theory and research findings for Human Resource Management

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Apply accurately and with originality skills of analysis and critical thinking, marshalling relevant evidence and examples to support an argument
- Plan and organise team working and individual tasks in challenging situations within time constraints, including expressing knowledge and understanding in written form


Indicative content
The semester will focus on the underlying principles of Occupational Psychology and central HR practices, including decision making, individual differences, and recruitment..

This module will also cover a number of important organisational practices and a variety of outcomes from an Occupational Psychology perspective, including job design, team working and well-being.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours267.00
Total Contact hours33.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment3000 words70.00
Essay1,500 word reflective essay30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 4,000 words coursework

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:49:18


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