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Organizational Psychology (MSc): 1-yr, accelerated distance learning

Organizational Psychology (MSc): 1-yr, accelerated distance learning

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Organisational Psychology Psychology (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Offered for full-time accelerated network (distance) learning, this highly respected Master's degree will develop your understanding of people and organisations and knowledge of occupational psychology and organisational behaviour. Network learning at Birkbeck differs from traditional distance learning, as it includes attendance at termly weekend workshops and tutor-facilitated computer conferencing, in addition to online materials. The five weekend workshops are an integral part of the network learning programme and cover topics such as life career development, organisational change, and employee relations and motivation.

Teaching on the course is informed by cutting-edge research in the field and you will be encouraged to engage in critical thinking and to reflect on theory and practice. You will also acquire applied research skills in preparation for an independent research project on a subject that interests you.

You will be taught by leading academics and practitioners who have a wealth of experience in supporting and encouraging students who are studying via network learning. Ours is a friendly, welcoming community of learners who are keen to work hard, share their professional experience with classmates and network and make contacts.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates go in to careers in psychology, human resources and management. Possible professions include occupational psychologist, human resources officer, or probation officer. This degree may also be useful within management roles, including management consultant, retail manager, or logistics and distribution manager.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance with attendance

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

The module is designed to provide an introduction to key techniques for selection and assessment at work, including issues relating to the reliability and validity of these methods. It also covers the nature of job performance, the relationships between cognitive ability and personality and job performance, psychological processes affecting selection decisions, and fairness.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,780

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,720

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree. Work experience of any kind is desirable. To proceed to Stage 2 of accreditation with the British Psychological Society (BPS), you need to fulfil the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered (GBC) Membership of the BPS. This requires a BPS-recognised qualification in psychology. Management development professionals and consultants without a first degree but with suitable professional qualifications or significant work experience in a range of organisations may be considered in line with Birkbeck’s mission of widening participation.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more

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