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

MA in Work-Related Behaviour with Mentoring & Coaching

Limerick City, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Nationwide
€ 6,800 / 7,800
1 Year FT/ 2 Year PT
Flexible Learning, Part Time and Evening
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description


Our MA in Work-Related Behaviour with Mentoring & Coaching is designed to integrate the principles and practices of organisation, personnel and Human resource psychology with the art of coaching and mentoring. Through immersive learning experiences students engage in and evaluate coaching and mentoring activities and the impact of mentoring and coaching on individuals and organisational performance. Students will develop invaluable skills in communication, emotional intelligence and conflict management/resolution to create a supportive and high performing work environment. Thia MA programme empowers students to become a transformative coach and mentor, with the capabilities of unlocking the hidden potential within their organisation and developing a culture of continuous improvement.


Who is this course for?

The MA Work-Related Behaviour with Mentoring & Coaching is designed for a diverse range of individuals who want pursue advanced studies in the intricate interplay between employee behaviour within the organisational context and the transformative practices of mentoring and coaching.


This programme will equip students with the knowledge and understanding of how human behaviour impacts organisational dynamics along with the skills to guide and support individuals in their personal and professional development. This programme will be attractive to graduates from psychology, business, humanities health, and human sciences, who wish to delve into the intricacies of organisation psychology while developing essential coaching and mentoring needed to foster a positive work environment, through cultivating leadership skills, facilitate skills enhancement and drive performance through effective mentoring and coaching strategies to improve employee satisfaction/ motivation and performance.


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 Mentoring and Coaching 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. This course can be taken over 1 year on a full-time basis or 2 years on a part-time basis.

Full time programme (0ver 1 year)

The full time programme can be taken as either a daytime (3 days per week) programme or an evening programme taught using blended learning technologies allowing students to attend class in person or via live online classes. Lectures occur 1 evening a week from 6pm-9pm and on approximately eight Saturdays per semester, 9:30am-4:30pm.

Part time programme (over 2 years)

The part time option allows students to complete their studies over two academic years, spreading the modules over 5 academic semesters and is delivered on a blended basis giving the students to attend class in person or via live online classes.


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
Principles Competencies and Practices of Mentoring & Coaching      M                                 10
Learning, Engagement and Wellbeing in the Workplace                      M                                 10
Dissertation                                                                                                    M                                 30

Students who wish to exit the MA in Work-Related Behaviour with Entrepreneurship 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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