MA in Work and Organisational Psychology/Behaviour

MA in Work and Organisational

MA in Work and Organisational

The MA Applied Psychology (Work and Organisational Psychology) is aimed at psychology graduates while the MA Applied Psychology (Work and Organisational Behaviour) is aimed at non-psychology graduates. Both programmes are available for 1 year or 2 years part-time. 



Psychology applied to the domain of work is a fascinating and multi-faceted area. From improving recruitment decisions to understanding how technology affects our work performance and experience, from coaching individuals to developing organisational capacity, psychology can be applied to enhancing peoples' well-being and performance at work and contributing to organisational effectiveness. This programme will be of interest to anyone who wishes to enhance their knowledge and skills in work psychology and pursue career options in that area.

By engaging with the programme you will develop a range of practical skills in conducting research, critical thinking and analysis, and a range of competencies relevant to professional work such as selection and assessment, negotiation, consulting, etc. The aim is to equip graduates of this programme with the building blocks to operate as effective and reflective professionals.  The MA in Work and Organisational Psychology (ckd41 and 42) is fully accredited and recognised by the Psychological Society of Ireland.

The programme is delivered via blended learning. The modules incorporate a combination of self-guided online materials, web-based lectures and seminars, occasional online discussion groups and online assessments. Students must also attend face to face classes on campus on a weekly bassis during semester one and two.


Programme Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Critically reflect on professional ethics guiding skilled action.
  • Display skills commensurate with planning, conducting and writing up and effective research programme.
  • Critically reflect on the nature of the employment relationship, and display a sensitivity to differing stakeholder interests.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of organisational theory and the role of organisational context in understanding organisations, leadership and organisational development interventions.
  • Critically appraise the psychological literature on individual differences and its application to making decisions in the workplace about personnel selection, assessment, and performance.
  • Apply contemporary theories of learning, well-being and participation at work to optimise opportunites for learning and development in work organisations.
  • Evaluate appropriate ergonomic and human computer interaction models and evidence around the design, appropriation, experience and impacts of technology in a work environment.


For more information contact course director Dr. Carol Linehan

To find out more and for details on how to apply click here.


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