ICHAS (Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences)MA in Work-Related Behaviour with Leadership & Management

MA in Work-Related Behaviour with Leadership & Management

Limerick City, Dublin, Nationwide
€ 6,800 / 7,800
1 Year FT/ 2 Year PT
Masters, Postgraduate
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description


The programme is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills and competences to manage complex organisational challenges, inspire individuals and teams and drive meaningful organisational change, while providing students with the opportunity to learn/explore and apply psychological theories. Students will develop a deep understanding of the relationship between successful business leadership and the key principles of organisation psychology and will engage with the latest research and best practices in leadership, organisational psychology and management to help build key leadership and management skills and apply them to deliver transformative change within organisations.

The programme aims to produce organisational behaviour specialists who can make significant contributions to organisations wishing to achieve optimal performance.

The programme aims to produce organisational behaviour specialists who understand the intricacies of human interactions within organisations and harness this knowledge to drive innovation and success as an entrepreneur.


Who is this course for?

The programme is designed for graduates of Psychology, business, humanities, health, or social science who wish to enhance their own professional leadership and management skills to become organisational behaviour specialists and visionary leaders who can drive change.

With a strong focus on leadership and management skills, this MA offers students a blend of insights into organisational psychology and advanced leadership strategies that aims to empower graduates to inspire, lead and manage with confidence, to build team moral, employee motivation and a positive organisational culture.


This Course is accredited by QQI and is approved for professional accreditation with the Association for Business Psychology (ABP)

Course Delivery

The MA in Work-Related Behaviour with Leadership & Management programme is taken over 1 Stage (3 Semesters on a Full-time basis and 5 semesters on a Part-time basis) comprising 90 Credits (ECTS) on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). The timetable has been structured to optimise the utilisation of hybrid learning. It thus allows the learner to access classes in person or online to allow for a better work/life/study balance.


Course Content

Name of Module                                                                   Mandatory/ Elective                    ECTS/ Credits
Principles of Work Psychology                                                              M                                          10
Organisational Psychology                                                                     M                                          10
Research Methodologies & Design                                                       M                                          10
Personnel & Human Resources Psychology                                       M                                          10
Psychology of Entrepreneurship                                                           M                                          10
Leading Change, Teamwork and Managing People                          M                                          10
Managing People in Organisations                                                       M                                          10
Dissertation                                                                                               M                                          30

Students who wish to exit the MA in Work-Related Behaviour with Leadership and Management with the award of Post Graduate Diploma in Work Related Behaviour will complete all modules above with the exception of the Dissertation Module.

Entry Requirements & Selection Criteria

·         The Master of Arts in Work Related Behaviour with Entrepreneurship is designed for graduates of a relevant Level 8 programme at a minimum of a 2.2 standard) who wish to engage in further study in this field. Applicants who wish to study for the MA in Work-Related Behaviour with Entrepreneurship may include Psychology graduates or may equally include graduates of other relevant disciplines such as business or humanities, health, or social science graduates.

·         Those who have completed other relevant education programmes or have relevant professional experience etc., where Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) and Acquired Prior Learning (APL) can be applied, may apply for admission to the programme by submission of programme content, qualification and assignments equivalent to an appropriate Second Class Honours (2:2)award  at Level 8.

·         The minimum English language proficiency requirement for this programme is B2+ in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages which is equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.5.

·         All applicants will be required to have a minimum of ordinary-level maths at Leaving Certificate standard or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency in maths at this level.

·         All applicants are required to be over 23 years of age.

·         All applicants will be required to attend for interview to ascertain their suitability for the Programme.

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