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.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


30%: Coursework (Presentation)
70%: Written assessment (Essay)

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 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.