The course can be studied over three semesters over one year as a traditional full-time Master’s programme or over two years part-time. It can also be studied over five semesters as an extended full-time programme ‘With Professional Experience’. This incorporates two additional professional experience modules, in which you gain experience throughout either an internship with an external organisation or with the University. Internships, subject to competitive application and selection, will normally be undertaken for three to five days per week for 18-22 weeks over two semesters, though shorter internships are subject to approval.
Core course content will be delivered during the interactive lectures, while the associated seminars and workshops offer opportunities for you to explore topics more independently, receive guidance on coursework assignments, begin to apply your knowledge and develop your academic and transferrable skills.
Either by supporting an academic with their research or by adopting a focus of your own, you will have the opportunity to provide a noteworthy contribution to the current understanding and practice of business and organisational psychology.
All modes of study feature guest lecturers from industry and Business and Organisational Psychology experts, which are video recorded and often provided as podcasts. Past speakers from industry have included a Professor of Health Psychology, Senior Researcher, Health Psychologist, Leadership trainer, Counsellor and Performance Coach.
Practical experience is gained through working with the University’s Institute for Entrepreneurship, researching and preparing a business idea and turning this into a feasible business plan, or during professional experience.
Teaching methods include: lectures, small group seminars and practical, ‘hands-on’ skills workshops.