University of Nottingham Malaysia

Management Psychology MSc


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Qualification: MSc
Fees: Malaysian – RM50,100 per programme, Non-Malaysian – RM55,300 per programme
Mode: 1-2 years full time, 2-4 years part time
Intake: February and September
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

The MSc Management Psychology programme is designed around three critical management activities: developing effective workers, identifying competent workers, and managing productive organisations. You will also learn about the scientific foundations of psychology and how to use psychological theories and methods. The course is offered on a part-time, flexible learning basis over 24 or 36 months. Face-to-face teaching, tutorials, and workshop-based teaching with experts are both supported and enhanced by an e-learning environment.

For the course you will require: a personal computer with a word-processing programme; email and internet access; a printer; the ability to be organised and work independently, and a willingness to engage in teamwork.

Programme structure

You will complete 120 credits of taught modules plus an empirical research project worth 60 credits on topics relevant to your specialist area of interest.

The programme is organised in workshop-based modules. Modules vary from 10 and 20 credits. Twenty credit modules are organised over two weeks with face-to-face teaching taking place during two consecutive weekends and three weekday evenings. Ten credit modules require face-to-face teaching over one weekend and three weekday evenings. The schedule for the different modules will be published in advance so that you can plan your time accordingly.

The timetable for taught modules for the year ahead will be published each August. Your empirical project will be planned in the final semester of study.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard. Applicants will be considered if they have a first degree in a relevant subject such as management, psychology or other related disciplines.

Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)       

TOEFL (iBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)

PTE (Academic): 71 (with no less than 65 in each element)

MUET: Band 4

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.


Assessment strategy and requirements 

Our assessment strategy reflects our focus in applied skills and academic applied psychology. Typically, each module is assessed by a combination of coursework, exam, practical activities and a short reflection on the learning process. The assessment requirements and percentages carried by each activity/task per module are outlined in the tables below: 

MSc in Management Pscyhology
Module no.   Module name  Credits  Methods of assessment 
 PGSA4018 Introduction to Management Psychology and Quantitative Workplace Data 20 1 x 2-hr exam (50%)
1 x 30-min Group Presentation (50%)  
 PGSA4021 Introduction to Research Methods  10 1 x 3,000 word review paper (100%)  
 PGSA4011 Strategic Human Resources Management and Managing Diversity   20 1 x 3,000 word essay 
1 Group presentation (30%) and pdf poster (20%) 
 PGSA4016 Learning, Training and Development   20 1 x 2-hr exam (50%) 
1 x 2,500 word essay (50%)  
 PGSA4022 Qualitative Research Methods     10 1 x 3,000 word report (100%)  
 PGSA4019 Leadership. Engagement and Motivation   10 1 x 2-hr exam (100%)  
 PGSA4023 Organisational Change and Development   10 1 x 2-hr exam (50%) 
1 x 1,500 word case study report (50%)  
 PGSA4015 Psychological Assessment at Work  10 1 x 1.5-hr exam (70%) 
1 x 20-min Group presentation (30%) 
 PGSA4020 Consultancy Skills   10 1 x 3,000 word coursework (100%)  
 PGSA4009  Applied Research Project   60 Project portfolio: 10,000 words in total (project proposal and ethics submission; project management report; research paper; executive summary; disc containing reports and data)  




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Department of Applied Psychology
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
t:   +6 (03) 8924 8000  
f:   +6 (03) 8924 8005 
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