This is a full-year course (12 months) with students attending lectures three days a week. In the last four months of the course, students will have a research period to complete their dissertation.
Applicants for the MA should either have a first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent high level GPA) in psychology, sociology or one of the related social sciences. If the degree is in another discipline, applicants should have significant administrative, managerial or industrial experience. Applicants for whom English is not their first language, require proof of competence. British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of at least 7.0, or TOEFL with at least 600 (250 in the computer based test) or equivalent qualifications, are acceptable.
Students will cover nine modules during the year, including: organisational analysis, management of change, knowledge management, human resource management, science and organisation studies, research in organisational settings and quantitive and survey research methods. The dissertation in the final part of the course generally involves an organisational research project.
The course will assist those with managerial or administrative experience to build on their work experience and develop their careers by advanced study of organisational behaviour and organisational theory. Personnel and industrial relations staff and management trainers seeking to update their analytical and theoretical knowledge and develop their interest in organisational analysis and HRM will also find the course of benefit.