Assessment and Development at Work (102N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module explores the theory and practice of applying psychological assessments to people at work, typically focusing on assessment in a selection context, and for the purpose of developing skills and potential. The module is concerned with the application of fair, standardised and rigorous techniques for assessing people for job positions, in terms of understanding their current level of suitability and their potential to develop this in the future.

The module addresses contemporary issues in assessment, selection, and developmental contexts and equips students with the ability to critically appraise the suitability of assessment methodologies for different scenarios. The learning is achieved via a series of workshops (comprising lecturing and interactive activities). The aim is to create a friendly, participative and inclusive learning environment including a range of diverse learning activities. In addition to knowledge generation this approach will enable learners to develop transferable skills essential for success at both university and in the world of work: personal confidence, teamwork & collaboration, self-management and independent learning.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 120 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: