Work and Organisational Psychology/Behaviour
DC508/DC957 | 2 Years Part-Time
The MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology/Behaviour at DCU Business School is the longest running specialised programme delivering organisational psychology education in Ireland.
The programme emphasises collaborative and participative team learning, and draws heavily on the experiences and insights of participants rather than on the lecturer as expert.
The programme produces professionally qualified organisational psychologists and organisational behaviour specialists who can make significant contributions to organisations wishing to achieve optimal performance.
This programme is delivered on a part-time basis over two years. Classes take place one evening per week on Wednesdays, 15.00 - 20:00.
The programme aims to produce professionally qualified Organisational Psychologists and Organisational Behaviour specialists who shall:
- Develop the ability to objectively analyse specific and related aspects of the structure of an organisation and the tasks it performs;
- Have a complete understanding of both the measurement and influence of individual differences such as personality, motivation, leadership style and attitudes on organisational performance and efficiency;
- Be cognisant of the available methods of employee testing, appraisal and development, appropriate to organisational rationale;
- Be capable of analysing organisational staffing needs and prescribing job analysis, recruitment and selection techniques for that organisation;
- Develop distinctive psychological skills for the diagnosis of specific aspects of organisational behaviour and functioning such as training, decision-making, restructuring, problem-solving and job design;
- Develop the ability to aid organisations embrace teamworking, multi-cultural workplace integration and innovative management techniques.
Graduates of this programme are equipped for employment in a wide range of Irish and international organisations, in both the public and private sectors. Graduates typically take positions managing change, diagnosing organisational problems, and planning and managing interventions. The variety of positions undertaken reflects the diverse strengths of the programme.
Please see the DCU Online Prospectus for the entry requirements.