Leadership Engagement and Motivation (101N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

What affects people’s behavior in the workplace has been subject of debate and investigation both for practitioners and for organizational scholars for the past 100 years. This module will blend the tradition of social psychology with current issues in the work place to give you an opportunity to develop a critical perspective on how psychological theories can be applied to organizations, and to management. How people lead or follow, how they are motivated, the effect of perceived justice, are only some of the topics touched. The module aims at providing a strong practical approach to social psychology by also examining client facing activities, evaluative strategies, practical problem solving, and the consultancy cycle.

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 33 hours of contact time and about 117 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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: