Well-being at Work (109N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module integrates perspectives on individual and organizational sources of stress and well-being, using a range of theories and paradigms. State-of-the-art approaches to understanding and identifying contemporary stressors at work are outlined, and you will consider how individuals and organizations respond to these. Mental and physical health will be considered, including symptoms and their disorders, and you will focus on how these manifest in contemporary work. Psychological evidence for the suitability of interventions designed to address stress and well-being will be critically evaluated and synthesized, in light of individual differences in diversity and response. 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 you 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

100%: Practical (Workshop)

Assessment

40%: Coursework (Portfolio)
60%: Written assessment (Report)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.