You’ll learn alongside a wide range professionals giving you the opportunity to focus on you own leadership skills whilst drawing inspiration from other organisations and sectors. Whether you are in a formal or informal leadership role, we’ll help you understand to psychological theories and how you can use them to explain the activities of your organisation and lead more effectively.
An undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above
And GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above
Non-standard applications are welcome and careful consideration will be given to applicant’s career history, experience and other learning
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UCAS institution code P63
Duration Two years part-time
Are you curious about how psychological theory might be used to resolve issues and problems at work? MSc Psychology for Leadership takes key psychological concepts and theories and enables students to apply them in their own leadership.
How you apply the learning will be unique, but the journey is shared. You'll be discussing identity, leadership and self presentation on this course and exploring the psychology of neurodiversity, workplace wellbeing, institutional racism and working through a pandemic. There are opportunities to develop your research skills and to do an independent research project.
This couse is perfect for you if you're new to leadership as it equips you with the knowledge and sklls to lead a diverse workforce. Equally it is for experienced leaders who wish to critique their style and develop the skills to manage current and future issues. This might include understanding and capitalising on the strengths of neurodiverse colleagues, promoting an inclusive workplace and influencing across your organisation.
The applied nature of our MSc Psychology for Leadership means that the course content can focus on current topics of interest as directed by the students. These typically include leading teams, team resilience, attitude change, sustainability, wellbeing, social justice, theories of leadership, motivation and the social psychology of communication and emotion in workplace.
MSc Psychology for Leadership offers a flexible learning experience, being taught predominately online with six days on campus per year. Equally it provides the scope for you to develop leadership skills suited to your own organisation. This flexibile Master's enables you to study and advance your leadership skills alongside continuing in full-time work.
Small class sizes enable personalised teaching and learning
Learn from experiences in your own workplace to become a more effective leader
Flexible mix of online and on-campus learning - three blocks of two days taught on-campus each year
Unique - this is the only MSC Psychology of Leadership available in the UK
Meet and discuss with other students, forging professional networks and creating a community to support your leadership development ambitions
Online learning is a mix of live sessions with lecturers and fellow students and on-demand activities to do at times that work for you
How do I harness the creativity of colleagues with ADHD?
How can we challenge institutional racism?
How can I change my leadership style?
How can I manage change in the workplace effectively?
How do I develop and embed values in my workplace?
How do I motivate and influence people?
You'll study one module at a time. Each module is introduced with two days on campus with a mix of discussions, lectures and keynote speakers. Then you'll complete each module via online learning which consists of webinars and live problem-based scenarios as well as online discussion boards.
No exams. You'll be mostly assessed using a mix of coursework and in-class discussion and presentations.
Course leaderView full profile
Hazel is a chartered member of The British Psychological Society (BPS). Her research has focused on how students in Higher Education best learn; investigating how various techniques from using technology to reflective practice and wellbeing can enhance students’ experiences and skills.
Fees UK students: £6,750
Fees for International students: £13,000
This fee covers your tuition and access to course-specific equipment and facilities, as well associated services including access to the library, study skills support, IT support, student support and wellbeing services and membership of the Student Union. There may be additional costs by course.
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Lecturer in PsychologyView profile
Dr Katheryn Edwards is a BPS Chartered Psychologist and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her PhD investigated a dual process account of human mind-reading. Katheryn teaches across a number of modules relating to cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, research methods and study skills.
Associate ProfessorView profile
Alister teaches psychology and its applications to sport, exercise, and health. His main research interest is how psychological interventions can be used to improve the performances of people who participate in endurance events, such as middle- and long-distance running, cycling, swimming, and triathlon events.
Lecturer in PsychologyView profile
Senior LecturerView profile
Rosanna specialises in the psychology of sporting performance, examining the critical perceptual cognitive factors that enable elite performance. Her research fields are cognitive psychology, performance psychology and quantitative methods.