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Distance without attendance
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.
For this course (overall cost)
For this course (overall cost)
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.
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