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Psychology of Work PGDip

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

18 months

Start date

03-OCT-22

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Organisational Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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. The course team consists of both academics and practitioners with a wide range of expertise across all areas of the subject.

An optional two-day residential Course Conference is held annually 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.

Teaching and learning

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.

A range of assessments are used across the course including case studies, presentations (via Skype) and research reports.

Careers and employability

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.

Modules

In this module you will learn how an understanding of human physical and psychological capabilities should be used in the design of jobs and work environments. We will also consider the influence of physical capabilities and social systems on safety, risk management and error prevention. We will cover traditional psychological approaches in the study of organisational culture, change and communication processes as well as globalisation and international aspects of the business environment. You will also study consumer and economic psychology as complementary disciplines relevant to all aspects of work design and organisational change and development.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

7,660

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

7,660

Entry requirements

Students need to have: 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.

University information

For a century, the University of Leicester has been home to great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking work of the university’s expert research groups, postgraduate students will tackle the emerging social, economic, political, and scientific issues head-on and set the agenda where others simply follow....more

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