MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology / Behaviour
DC508/DC957 | Postgraduate Part Time
€7,050 per annum
Open for Applications
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 an expert.
In essence, this programme is about people at work. Students learn about motivating and leading people, team building, developing trust and protecting employee well-being. The programme produces professionally qualified organisational psychologists and organisational behaviour specialists who can make significant contributions to organisations wishing to achieve optimal performance.
|2023 Intake: Classes will be held on Wednesdays in first and second year of programme|
|2024 Intake: Classes will be held on Wednesdays in first and second year of programme|
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the world’s largest Chartered HR and development professional body. Graduates who successfully complete this programme are eligible for Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD)
Established in 1970, the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) is the learned and professional body for psychology and psychologists in the Republic of Ireland. PSI-accredited since 2009, the MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology/Behaviour are the longest running specialised programmes delivering organisational psychology education in Ireland.
DCU Business School is ranked in the top 95 Business Schools in Europe in the 2022 Financial Times Ranking, one of only three Irish Business Schools to achieve this ranking. The Financial Times Ranking for Business Schools is one of the most highly acknowledged and widely cited authorities on quality and performance of institutions globally.
Why Do This Course?
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 to embrace team working, multicultural workplace integration and innovative management techniques.
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From a careers perspective, this programme is ideal for professionals in senior management, leadership roles and those with an interest in organisational change management.
Alumni from this programme include: software engineers, school principals, doctors, project managers who chose the MSc Work and Organisational Psychology/Behaviour in order to effectively manage teams.
Where do our graduates work?
What kind of jobs do our graduates have?
- People and Change Manager
- Head of People Projects
- Head of Global Commercial Recruiting
- Ways of Working Coach
- Senior Consultant
- HR Projects, Engagement, and Communication Specialist
- Organisational Development Consultant
- Technical Recruiter
- Global Learning & Development Business Partner
General Entry Requirements
For admission to the MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology (DC508) candidates must hold –
A 2.1 Honours degree in Psychology and relevant work experience
For admission to the MSc in Work and Organisational Behaviour (DC957) candidates must hold –
A 2.1 Honours degree in any discipline and relevant work experience
Applicants who have achieved a 2.2 Honours degree may still obtain a place. This will depend on availability of places and on obtaining high grades in relevant modules on their undergraduate programme.
Selection of applicants may include an interview. This programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and completion leads to graduate membership of C.I.P.D.
DC508 is also fully accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland.
The programme commences with a compulsory Orientation Session, which takes place the week before the standard University commencement date.
All Applicants must submit
- Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation if applicable.
- A detailed Personal statement, details of professional qualification/s or significant work experience.
- Please include your CV and details of relevant experience.
- Where relevant, evidence of competence in the English language as per entry requirements for DCU Business School. Please see link http://www.dcu.ie/registry/english.shtml.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until:.
- Closing date for EU applicants is 31st July 2023.
- Closing date for non EU applicants is 1st July 2023.
Please note if you are a non EU student and require a study visa, you are not eligible to apply for part-time programmes as study visas are only granted for full-time programmes.
Queries from EU applicants should be directed to email@example.com
Queries from non EU applicants should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Commencement of Programme
The programme commences in September 2023.
Prof Yseult Freeney
Professor of Organisational Psychology
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