Psychology of Work

MSc, PGDip, 1-2 years, by distance learning

This is for you if... you want a sound knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics in occupational psychology and to learn how this knowledge can be applied to the solution of problems that arise in occupational settings.

Course Description

This postgraduate distance learning degree will equip you with an excellent level of knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics in Occupational Psychology, including an appreciation of theory, an awareness of the strengths and limitations of research evidence, and how research can be used to help organisations and its employees.

The course has a strong applied focus that will enable you to see the potential for using psychology, whether as a practitioner, or when engaging the services of consultants. You will learn how to apply occupational psychology methodologies to solve real-life problems in organisations. Core psychological theories will be illustrated with the latest research and examples of practice.

The course uses an online teaching and learning system to create an interactive learning environment. Your learning materials are accessed completely online at any time of the day. Distance learning with the School of Psychology means studying in your own time on a part-time basis, so you can combine achieving a qualification with work or family commitments. You will benefit from our professionally created course syllabus that meets to needs of professionals working in the field. 

An optional three-day residential Course Conference is held in April at the University, consisting of workshops and study skills sessions. The Conference provides support for your studies and the opportunity to hear esteemed speakers, both academic and practitioner, on areas of occupational psychology. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet staff and fellow students.

As part of the course you can also sign up for optional psychometric test training courses. (There is an additional cost for these.) 

What's the difference?

The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Psychology of Work is the same as the MSc but without the dissertation. The PGDip takes 14 months, the MSc is a full two years.

If you are looking for a BPS-accredited course, try our MSc in Occupational Psychology.

If you have any questions about this course, join us for a live online chat with academic tutors and admissions staff.

Key Facts
Start date
October 2016
Department
Neuroscience Psychology and Behaviour, Psychology
Contact

Distance Learning Team
+44 (0)116 223 1486
sep-dl@le.ac.uk

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School of Psychology website

Why Leicester?

A distance learning course from the University of Leicester lets you study at home – from anywhere in the UK or from anywhere in the world - in a way that enables you to fit your learning around your personal and professional life.

At the end of the course you will have a fully recognised degree, just the same as those awarded to students on campus full-time.

Support for your studies is provided by the Occupational Psychology team, many of whom work as Occupational Psychologists in practice across a range of industries.

Course Structure

Year 1

Year 1

Modules

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Year 2

Year 2

Modules

Plus your dissertation (10,000 words) - MSc only

Recent dissertations topics include:

  • 'Aptitude or personality: student pilot performance in a cross-cultural setting'
  • 'A cross-cultural review of employee resistance to organisational change within the PCB industry'
  • 'The relationship between the physical work environment, job satisfaction and organisational commitment'
  • 'Occupational stress: a comparison between full-time and part-time working mothers'
  • 'The impact of Psychological Capital on the relationship between exposure to bullying behaviours and both psychological health and self-perceptions of being bullied'
  • 'Examination of perceptions of employee engagement'

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Additional Information

Key Dates

Start date: 10 October 2016
Application deadline for October 2016: 3 October 2016

Teaching and Assessment

On a distance learning course, you will study in your own time on a part-time basis, so you can combine achieving a qualification with work or family commitments.

Teaching is through specially prepared course materials and other directed reading. There are discussion boards on our virtual learning environment (Blackboard) which let you engage with tutors and other students; these also contribute to your assessment.

There is also an annual course conference at Leicester.

Entry Requirements

Second class honours degree in Psychology or a related subject (e.g. Business or Health Studies), or equivalent.

You must also have some occupational experience.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.

International Qualifications

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Fees and Funding

  • This is the total course fee. Please note that the fees for our distance learning courses are based on where you will be residing in the world during your studies.

    Starting in October 2016

    • MSc: £9,635
    • PGDip: £7,710

    Find out more about how to pay and scholarships and funding.

    Did you know you can apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000, subject to eligibility? (MSc only; not available for PGDip)

     

  • This is the total course fee. Please note that the fees for our distance learning courses are based on where you will be residing in the world during your studies.

    Starting in October 2016

    • MSc: £10,830
    • PGDip: £8,665
    Find out more about how to pay and scholarships and funding.

Career Opportunities

A postgraduate qualification is an investment in your future. There is no doubt that studying for a postgraduate qualification can help your career prospects – you will gain the deeper knowledge and high end skills and that will set you apart. Studying with us gives a clear signal to employers. It demonstrates that you have the spark, ambition and commitment to take your career to the next level. Your employer will also benefit directly from your newly acquired understanding and capabilities.

Careers

Our Career Development Service is here to support you – by email, phone or skype – with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience and more. From registration to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Psychology of Work MSc 2 years by distance learning October each year Apply Now
Psychology of Work PGDip 18 months by distance learning October each year Apply Now
Course
Psychology of Work
Qualification
MSc
Duration
2 years by distance learning
Start Dates
October each year
Availability
Course
Psychology of Work
Qualification
PGDip
Duration
18 months by distance learning
Start Dates
October each year
Availability

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