The MSc Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology is unique among its kind in the UK and Europe. It draws on contemporary psychological, psychiatric and organisational theory to examine the causes, effects and consequences of mental ill health in the workplace and to consider strategies and interventions to improve organisational and individual mental health. It leads to careers in HR or organisational consultancy.
KEY BENEFITS * The programme is the only one of its kind to be offered in the UK.
* The focus is on mental health in the workplace.
* It combines psychological, psychiatric and organisational perspectives.
PURPOSEThis programme is one of the first of its kind in the UK and Europe and is designed for people wishing to gain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of psychology and psychiatry as applied to the workplace. Students include HR managers, organisational consultants, psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses, occupational health professionals and psychology graduates wishing to enter these occupations. The Programme has achieved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) approval from the British Psychological Society.
DESCRIPTION The Programme draws on psychological, psychiatric and organisational theory and evidence to examine the causes, effects and consequences of mental ill health in the workplace.
Modules include: Basic Mental Health; Mental Health in the Workplace (OPP1): an introduction to the concepts of psychological theory and organisational analysis and their applications; Strategic Interventions for Psychological Well-being in Organisations (OPP2): an in depth coverage of mental health issues in the workplace, with emphasis on the interaction between individuals, organisations and broader social, political and economic contexts of work, strategies and interventions to improve and promote mental health and the use of organisational case studies; a Research Methods module, and a Dissertation. All modules are delivered on Tuesdays apart from OPP2 which is taught on Wednesdays.
Students are encouraged to develop a critical awareness of contemporary issues and problems in relation to improving mental health at work at individual, interpersonal, organisational and policy levels and to apply this knowledge and understanding to their own workplace/area of interest.
STRUCTURE OVERVIEW Core programme content * Basic Mental Health;
* Research Principles & Methods;
* Mental Health in the Workplace;
* Strategic Interventions for Psychological Well-Being
FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT Teaching methods include lectures, group work, discussions, videos, case analyses. Assessment is by essays, written examinations, research project.
MODULES More information on typical programme modules.
NB it cannot be guaranteed that all modules are offered in any particular academic year. Basic Mental Health (30 Credits) - Required Dissertation - Mental Health Studies (60 Credits) - Required Mental Health In The Workplace (45 Credits) - Required Research Principles and Methods - Required Strategic Interventions For Psychological Well-being In Organisations (45 Credits) - Required
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Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.