M.A. in Work Related Psychology

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.  In todays rapidly evolving work landscape, understanding human behaviour is an essential component for creating thriving workplaces and maximising productivity.

  • Award Title: M.A. in Work Related Psychology (QQI Level 9)
  • Duration:   1 Year (Full time) & 2 Years (Part Time)
  • Tuition Fees: €8,000. Non-EU/EAA Students: €14,000
  • Start Date: September 2023

The ICHAS M.A. in Work Related Psychology enables you to gain an advanced understanding of the core principles of Work-Related Psychology, Organisational Psychology, and Human Resources Psychology, while equipping you with the expertise to address critical challenges faced by organisations. You will have the opportunity to study two elective modules to gain in depth knowledge of a variety of specialised areas such as: Change and Teamwork, Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Business Innovations, Learning Methods, Engagement and Wellbeing in the Workplace, and Customer Relationship Management. (See the Structure section for more details). Psychology applied within a work context is a fascinating and growing area offering numerous opportunities in new or existing employment.

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 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 pursue careers as Work and Organisational psychologists, Human Resource Managers, Trainers, Managers and Consultants.

The M.A. in Work Related Psychology curriculum will equip students with the latest research and practical skills to foster a positive work environment, enhance team dynamics and boost overall productivity.

Course Delivery

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
Organisational Psychology M 10
Research Methodologies & Design M 10
Personnel & Human Resources Psychology M 10
Dissertation M 30

Elective 1 (students must choose one of the following)

Name of Module Mandatory/ Elective ECTS/ Credits
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 of the following)

Name of Module Mandatory/ Elective ECTS/ Credits
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

Learners on the M.A. in Work Related Psychology 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. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx For more details on module content please visit  .

Students who wish to exit the M.A. 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.

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 Psychology , learners will be qualified  to access  Level 10 Programmes  on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Entry Requirements & Selection Criteria

  • Applicants must hold a relevant Level 8 programme (BA (Hons) or a BSc (Hons) in Psychology at a minimum of a 2.2 standard.
  • All applicants are required to be over 23 years of age
  • 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.

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