Course Description

MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology / Behaviour



The MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology (DC508) and the MSc in Work and Organisational Behaviour (DC957) at DCU Business School is the longest running specialised programme delivering organisational psychology education in Ireland.

The programme emphasises collaborative and participative team learning, and draws heavily on the experiences and insights of participants rather than on the lecturer as expert.

The programme produces professionally qualified organisational psychologists and organisational behaviour specialists who can make significant contributions to organisations wishing to achieve optimal performance.

The programme aims to produce professionally qualified Organisational Psychologists and Organisational Behaviour specialists who shall:

  • Develop the ability to objectively analyse specific and related aspects of the structure of an organisation and the tasks it performs;
  • Have a complete understanding of both the measurement and influence of individual differences such as personality, motivation, leadership style and attitudes on organisational performance and efficiency;
  • Be cognisant of the available methods of employee testing, appraisal and development, appropriate to organisational rationale;
  • Be capable of analysing organisational staffing needs and prescribing job analysis, recruitment and selection techniques for that organisation;
  • Develop distinctive psychological skills for the diagnosis of specific aspects of organisational behaviour and functioning such as training, decision-making, restructuring, problem-solving and job design;
  • Develop the ability to aid organisations embrace teamworking, multi-cultural workplace integration and innovative management techniques.

This programme is delivered on a part-time basis over two years. Classes take place one evening per week on Wednesdays, 3.00 – 8.15pm. 

CollegeDCU Business School
Course LocationDublin, Ireland
Location PostcodeDublin 9
Course CategoryBusiness Management, Business
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Course Duration2 years part-time
Course TimeWednesdays 3:00 - 8:15
Course FeeEU National €6,400/ Non EU €12,800
Entry RequirementsCandidates for the MSc in Work & Organisational Psychology should have an honours degree in Psychology (at Upper Second Class Honours level, or above).Candidates for the MSc in Work & Organisational Behaviour should have an honours degree in a business, social sciences, or organisation-related discipline (at Upper Second Class Honours level, or above).Graduates are likely to be involved in the following work fields:Change management in larger organisations Management of training and development Policy studies in research centres Organisational advice and management consulting Personnel selection and development Academic research and training
Carear PathGraduates of this programme are equipped for employment in a wide range of Irish and international organisations, in both the public and private sectors. Graduates typically take positions managing change, diagnosing organisational problems, and planning and managing interventions. The variety of positions undertaken reflects the diverse strengths of the programme.
Phone+35317005265
Course CodeDC508/DC957
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DCU Business School



DCU Business School, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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