M.A. in Work-Related Behaviour with Leadership & Management

This M.A. in Work-Related Behaviour with Leadership & Management equips students with the knowledge, skills and competences to manage complex organisational challenges, to inspire individuals and teams and drive meaningful organisational change. It will also provide learners with the opportunity to to gain experience in the application of psychological theories. Learners 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. This will help build key leadership and management skills and apply them to deliver transformative change within organisations.Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Courses at ICHAS

  • Award Title: M.A. in Work-Related Behaviour with Leadership & Management (QQI Level 9)
  • Duration:   1 Year (Full time) & 2 Years (Part Time)
  • Tuition Fees: €6,800 (Full Time(1 year)) €7,800(Part Time (2 years)). Non EU/EAA Students: €14,000
  • Start Date: September 2024

The M.A. in Work-Related Behaviour with Leadership & Management aims to produce organisational behaviour specialists who can make significant contributions to organisations wishing to achieve optimal performance.

The Award Title of M.A. in Work-Related Behaviour with Leadership & Management will help learners to develop knowledge in relation to the place of work in employees lives, the evolving conceptualisation of work, how organisations work, how psychology applies to employee relations, how effective marketing operates based on psychological principles and how psychology underpins a significant level of how businesses and workplaces operate. The programme will introduce learners to the centrality of psychological functioning within work-related contexts and aspects of Work-Related Behaviour

You’ll also develop your critical analytical skills and your understanding of the principles driving different research methods. By completing this qualification you’ll be able to source, select and review Work-Related Psychology research independently, evaluate its relevance for complex real life issue/cases, assess its validity and clearly communicate your findings to a range of audiences.

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 M.A. 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.

Course Delivery

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
Leading Change, Teamwork and Managing People M 10
Managing People in Organisations M 10
Dissertation M 30

Learners on the M.A. in Work-Related Behaviour with Leadership & Management programme are required to complete 90 ECTS (as outlined above) over the one academic year on the full time basis and over two year on a part time basis. For further details on module content please click on the individual module links above.

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

Who Awards My Qualification?

On successful completion of the programme, your qualification is awarded by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). QQI is one of the principal Irish awarding bodies for 3rd level education in Ireland and sets the standards for awards on the NFQ. Because this programme is both validated and awarded by QQI, the Award you receive is recognised in Ireland and internationally. See www.qqi.ie for further information.

Where Can I progress to on completion of the course?

On successful completion of the M.A. in Work-Related Behaviour with Entrepreneurship , learners will be qualified  to access  Level 10 Programmes  on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Entry Requirements & Selection Criteria

  • The M.A. in Work-Related Behaviour with Leadership & Management 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 M.A. in Work-Related Behaviour with Leadership & Management  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.

This progrmme is offered on a full-time and part-time basis with a range of options around the payment of tuition fees,  with  monthly payment plans available to learners.

A central component of the ICHAS vision is the provision of flexible and affordable education for all.

The tuition fees for the programme are 1 Year Full-Time €6,800 and 2 Year Part-Time €7,800 (this includes a 2% PEL levy). In addition, students who opt for monthly instalments will incur an extra fee of €150 to avail of this facility. All fees are fully protected under our Protection of Enrolled Learners’ Policy.

For international fee please see out international student 

Protection of Enrolled Learners’ Policy. All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

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