Occupational and Organizational Psychology - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Occupational and Organizational Psychology

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGCert Organizational Behaviour
PGDip Organizational Psychology

Professional recognition

British Psychological Society (BPS)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PLD61020 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

C800

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Surrey Business School

Programme Leader

WOODS SA Prof (SBS)

Date of production/revision of spec

12/09/2017

Educational aims of the programme

The MSc in Occupational and Organizational Psychology is designed to develop the next generation of evidence-based leaders and practitioners in the field of work and organisational psychology. Students learn about the foundation knowledge, research and theory in the field, alongside practical, technical and professional content designed to permit development as future practitioners.

The programme covers the standards of the BPS for Occupational Psychology, but importantly reflects the core strengths and interests of the course team: Leadership and Decision Making; Performance and HR Assessment; Quality of Working Life

The programme is intentionally delivered in an interdisciplinary environment, from faculty who are Work, Organisational and Occupational Psychologists, Human Resource Specialists, and world-leading experts in Organisational Behaviour. Learning and development is facilitated through innovative, high-quality teaching incorporating (for example) case studies, team-working, skills development, guest speakers, and an applied research project, alongside class lectures and academic assignments and assessment.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Develop a systematic and integrated understanding of applied practice in occupational and organizational psychology, incorporating research evidence, practical contextual issues, professional and ethical issues. C
Ability to independently critically evaluate a range of evidence sources relevant to the field. C
Ability to demonstrate high-level learning and problem solving in the modules studied C
Advanced skills in research methodology, consultancy skills (including problem-solving, the consultancy cycle). P
Ability to independently critically evaluate information about organizations, context, and research findings relevant to practice of occupational and organizational psychology P
A range of generic skills relevant to practice of occupational and organizational psychology. These include effective oral and written communication, team working, planning and organizing, problem-solving, critical reasoning, data gathering and analysis (qualitative and quantitative), and use of specialist IT (e.g. SPSS). T
Psychological assessment in the workplace K
Learning, training and development K
Leadership, engagement and motivation K
Well-being and work K
Work design, organizational change and development K
Research design and advanced research methods K
Applying psychology to work K

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.