This series of awards 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.
Undertaking the programme will support learners to achieve the competencies, knowledge and skills necessary to understand individual, organisational, social and cultural influences on behaviour in work-related settings. In addition, depending on the relevant ‘stream’ taken, learners will be able to contextualise Work-Related Psychology within the specific streams and will develop competence in Leadership & Management; Entrepreneurship, Mentoring & Coaching or Customer Relationship Management as relevant.
- The evolving conceptualisation of work and how organisations work
- How psychology supports innovation and creativity (entrepreneurship)
- How effective mentoring & coaching supports employee relations and performance
- The application of psychology in the context of Customer relationships
Who should apply
Applicants who wish to undertake the Programme may include Psychology graduates or graduates of other relevant disciplines such as Business or Humanities, Health or Social Science graduates.
This will include those who wish to develop knowledge and competence based on the theory and practice of Work-Related Psychology. The Principal Programme as well as the Embedded Major Award titles related to Work-Related Psychology, focus on a non-clinical, analytical, and consultancy-oriented perspective of Work-Related Psychology.
Graduates of a programme dedicated to Work-Related Psychology are ideally equipped to play a role in supporting employees and employers to ensure healthy work environments. Therefore, studying on this programme for any of these awards should be attractive to those charged with management and leadership roles in a range of work-related contexts.
These domains of study (in combination) should inform the proper and positive functioning of people in leadership or managerial roles in work-related contexts. A working knowledge of the psychology of workplace motivation and engagement, health and well-being, and organisational identity, citizenship etc. are critical for effective leadership and management in any organisation. These considerations are important principles for sharing the understanding of the psychological environment in a range of work contexts, between professional managers and leaders as well as dedicated Work and Organisational Psychologists.