ICHAS (Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences)MA in Work-Related Psychology

MA in Work-Related Psychology

Limerick City, Cork, Dublin, Nationwide
€ 8,000
1 Year FT/ 2 Year PT
Flexible Learning, Part Time and Evening
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description


This MA in Work-Related Psychology will allow learners to understand the principles of Work-Related Psychology, which is an evolving area of influence in psychological studies, ultimately aiming to improve the quality of work life, and to protect and promote the safety, health and well-being of workers (NIOSH, 2009). In today’s rapidly evolving work landscape, understanding human behaviour is an essential component for creating thriving workplaces and maximising productivity.

Our MA in Work Related Psychology explores the core principles of work-related Psychology, Organisational Psychology, Personnel and Human Resources Psychology equipping students with the expertise to address critical challenges faced by organisations as well as individuals in work related contexts. Student will have the opportunity to study two elective modules as a means of developing more in-depth knowledge in a variety of specialised areas such as Change and Teamwork, Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Business Innovations, Learning, Engagement and Wellbeing in the Workplace, Customer Relationship Management (see modules below for more details). Psychology applied within a work context is a fascinating and growing area offering numerous opportunities in new or existing employment.

Who is this course for?

The MA in Work-Related Psychology is designed to accommodate learners to achieve higher order knowledge, skills and competence in Work-Related Psychology and will be of interest to Psychology graduates wishing to achieve professional accreditation and thus to pursue careers as business psychologists, but also in diverse areas such as human resource management, or as trainers, managers and consultants.

The MA in Work-related Psychology will equip students with the latest research and practical skills to foster a positive work environment, enhance team dynamics and boost overall productivity while creating a positive work environment.

Course Content

Learners on the MA in Work Related Psychology programme are required to complete 90 ECTS (as outlined below) over one academic year on a full time basis and over two year on a part time basis.  For more details on module content please visit www.ichas.ie.

Students are required to take 5 Mandatory (Core Modules as set out below and then one Module each from two Streams of Elective Options.

Core Modules                                            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
Dissertation                                                              M                                                          30
Elective 1 (students must choose one from the following list of Potential Elective Modules)

Managing People in Organisations                                    E                                                 10
Leading Change, Teamwork and Managing People       E                                                 10
Psychology of Entrepreneurship                                        E                                                 10
Creativity & Business Innovation                                       E                                                 10
Elective 2 (students must choose one from the following list of Potential Elective Modules)

Principles Competencies and Practices of Mentoring & Coaching               E                     10
Learning, Engagement and Wellbeing in the Workplace                               E                     10
Theoretical Perspectives on Customer Experiences                                        E                     10
Customer Relationship Management                                                                 E                     10

Students who wish to exit the MA in work related Psychology with the award of Post Graduate Diploma in Work Related Psychology will complete all modules of the principal programme with the exception of the Dissertation Module.

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