M.A. in Work-Related Behaviour with Mentoring & Coaching
This M.A. 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. This programme reflects the, recognised, essential business requirement, to understand the psychological and theoretical principles of coaching and mentoring in the workplace. This course 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.
Award Title: M.A. in Work-Related Behaviour with Mentoring & Coaching (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
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. This 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.
Leaders and managers who are actively involved in organisations requiring efficiency and diversity of skills in employees, and are involved in developing others, require knowledge and skills in this area that are versatile as well as formal. The MA in Work-Related Behaviour with Mentoring and Coaching aims to fulfil this need and equip leaders and managers with advanced knowledge and skills in this critical area so that they can enhance human efficiency from an individual and organisational perspective.
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 M.A. in 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 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.
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.
|Name of Module||Mandatory/ Elective||ECTS/ Credits|
|Principles of Work 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|
Learners on the M.A. in Work-Related Behaviour with Mentoring & Coaching 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 M.A. in Work-Related Behaviour with Mentoring & Coaching 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 Mentoring & Coaching , learners will be qualified to access Level 10 Programmes on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
Entry Requirements & Selection Criteria
- The Master of Arts in Work-Related Behaviour with Mentoring & Coaching 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 Mentoring & Coaching 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.
- International students will be free to apply, such applicants will have to provide evidence that they can satisfy the eligibility requirements for graduate membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland or the British Psychological Society as well as demonstrate they meet the visa requirements for study in Ireland.
- 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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