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C84IMP Introduction to Management Psychology
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Students registered on postgraduate courses in the Institute of Work, Health & Organisations. There is a limited number of places on this module. Students are reminded that enrolments which are not agreed by the Offering School in advance may be cancelled without notice.

Taught Semesters:

Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  The MSc in Management Psychology is designed to provide a theoretical and practical understanding of the contribution that psychology makes to improving the effectiveness and well-being of organisations. It is intended for those who are interested in applying the insights from psychology, particularly occupational psychology, in a practical organisational context, either as a line manager, human resource manager or consultant.

This module has four main aims:

  1. To provide an introduction to the nature and contribution of applied psychology.
  2. To focus on the core topics of organisation, leadership and employee engagement.
  3. To help participants develop the critical skills required for postgraduate study and to undertake their research project.
  4. To promote mutual understanding and cooperation between the management psychology cohort.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 7 weeks1 per week4 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
Contact time: 12 hours for each intake self-managed learning groups: 6 Personal study: 32 hours

Method of Assessment: 

Assignment 70 1 x 2,000 word-essay 
Presentation 1 30 1 x group presentation 

Dr F Gavin

Education Aims:  On completion of the module students will understand the influence of organisation, leadership and engagement on the behaviour of groups and individuals in organisations.They will also be prepared to undertake the applied research project.

Learning Outcomes:  Key issues and debates in:

Offering School:  Medicine

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