The Social Psychology of Organizations (108C8)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

Drawing on research in general psychology, this module considers how teams and organisations work.

Social psychological theories will be applied to understand how organisational change, development, culture and climate are influenced by – and influence – contemporary concerns relating to group processes within and across global and structural boundaries.

The module is taught 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 and collaboration
  • self-management and independent learning.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Essay, Group presentation)

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.