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MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology/Behaviour

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The MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology (DC508) and the MSc in Work and Organisational Behaviour (DC957) at DCU Business School is the longest running specialised programme delivering organisational psychology education in Ireland.

The programme emphasises collaborative and participative team learning, and draws heavily on the experiences and insights of participants rather than on the lecturer as expert.

The programme produces professionally qualified organisational psychologists and organisational behaviour specialists who can make significant contributions to organisations wishing to achieve optimal performance.

Every week we left the class on a high and I felt I had learnt something new that I could instantly bring back to my job. I am now working as a training director for a global company, a move I wouldn’t have had the confidence to take prior to the course.

The programme aims to produce professionally qualified Organisational Psychologists and Organisational Behaviour specialists who shall:

  • Develop the ability to objectively analyse specific and related aspects of the structure of an organisation and the tasks it performs;
  • Have a complete understanding of both the measurement and influence of individual differences such as personality, motivation, leadership style and attitudes on organisational performance and efficiency;
  • Be cognisant of the available methods of employee testing, appraisal and development, appropriate to organisational rationale;
  • Be capable of analysing organisational staffing needs and prescribing job analysis, recruitment and selection techniques for that organisation;
  • Develop distinctive psychological skills for the diagnosis of specific aspects of organisational behaviour and functioning such as training, decision-making, restructuring, problem-solving and job design;
  • Develop the ability to aid organisations embrace teamworking, multi-cultural workplace integration and innovative management techniques.

This programme is delivered on a part-time basis over two years. Classes take place once a week on Tuesdays, 3.00 - 8.15pm. 

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Recognised and fully accredited by the leading professional body in the field of HRM, the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) and the Psychological Society of Ireland
Heavy emphasis on applied and skills based learning providing graduates with the foundation for a career in the field of organisational behaviour
Exposure to international experts and thought leaders during the programme, along with additional workshops and seminars
DCU Business School is accredited by AACSB, reflecting its established international reputation for high quality graduates.
Learn from leading academics, who reflect leading thinking and latest practices through their teaching, drawing on their continuing research from their work with top organisations
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Dublin City University has forged a reputation as Ireland's University of Enterprise, through its strong, active links with academic, research and industry partners both at home and overseas.

Our solid industry relationships have allowed us to instil an enterprising culture into our postgraduate courses which has resulted in DCU Business School’s reputation as being Ireland’s most innovative business school.

We provide a unique learning environment where students are encouraged to develop their creativity and skills as innovators.

The quality of our teaching, our small class sizes, our high levels of industry engagement make us stand out, and have been recognized by AACSB, the oldest and most prestigious global accrediting body for business schools. 

DCU graduates are highly sought after in the job market, with many going on to pursue leadership and management roles in organisations both at home and abroad.

Orla Nolan, Training Director, State Street Alternative Investment Solutions IFS, A State Street Company

Every week we left the class on a high and I felt I had learnt something new that I could instantly bring back to my job. I am now working as a training director for a global company, a move I wouldn’t have had the confidence to take prior to the course.

Graduates of this programme are equipped for employment in a wide range of Irish and international organisations, in both the public and private sectors. Graduates typically take positions managing change, diagnosing organisational problems, and planning and managing interventions. The variety of positions undertaken reflects the diverse strengths of the programme.


For admission to the MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology (DC508) candidates must hold –

  •  A 2.1 Honours degree in Psychology and relevant work experience

For admission to the MSc in Work and Organisational Behaviour (DC957) candidates must hold –

  • A 2.1 Honours degree in any discipline and relevant work experience

This programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and completion leads to graduate membership of C.I.P.D. DC508 is also fully accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland.


Part time

EU Status Fee Part-time
€7,050 per annum
Non EU Fee Part time
€14,500 per annum

Next Steps

To apply for this programme:

Application Deadlines

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until:

  • Closing date for EU applicants is 31st July 2023.

  • Closing date for non EU applicants is 1st July 2023.

Note applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of studying at DCU, are advised to apply as early as possible.


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Queries from non EU applicants should be directed to

Commencement of Programme

The programme commences in September 2023.