This course has two principle methods of delivery – through campus-based or blended learning.
Campus-based learning (HLST126): This course runs October to September with the full-time route requiring two days' attendance per week over one year, and the part-time route requiring one day of attendance per week over two years.
Blended learning (HLST125): This course runs for two years from January to December with a two-day induction session in January of the first year, and one four-day residential school in June of that year. A further one-day attendance-based session is run in Year Two to introduce the dissertation. The residential schools are a mandatory part of this course and must be attended by all students.
This course is taught using a mixture of lectures, small group seminars and practical, ‘hands-on’ skills workshops. 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.
As well as the substantial piece of research required for your dissertation, you will undertake various practical research projects during the course of your studies, such as the design of a training programme, and the design of a new psychometric. We also examine module content through a number of case studies assessments exploring leadership, and psychological assessment.
All modes of study feature guest lecturers from industry, 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.
We will also encourage you to attend the Division of Occupational Psychology Conference, which took place in Liverpool in 2017.