Online Microcredential in Business & Management

Organisational Psychology

Explore human behaviour in the workplace and learn how to use the tools of psychology to improve the working lives of employees.

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University of AberdeenUniversity of Aberdeen

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Learn how to manage organisational change with business psychology experts

Regardless of role or industry, organisations inevitably face challenges. To help navigate these, more and more businesses are recognising the value of applying psychological principles and theories in the workplace. 

On this microcredential, you’ll delve into the role of psychology in dealing with organisational challenges. You’ll understand how to apply psychology tools in the workplace to help you manage organisational change, create a talent pipeline, and develop and motivate high-performing teams. 

Led by organisational psychology experts, you’ll finish the microcredential with the skills needed to thrive in a dynamic work environment. 

Use change management to improve organisational life

You’ll start by gaining valuable insights and skills in change management, training, and development to use in your professional context.

Next, you’ll delve into the different psychology tools you can use to help improve organisational life. 

Explore the theories of occupational psychology 

You’ll unpack the core theories and latest research in occupational psychology to learn how to deliver tailored and effective workplace interventions.

Exploring engaging case studies, you’ll see the practical applications of occupational psychology used today. 

Understand how workplace psychology relates to wellbeing

Next, you’ll develop a deep understanding of workplace psychology, gaining knowledge and critical-thinking skills to source, understand, and apply research effectively to make a difference in any organisation.

You’ll also explore different types of psychological assessments in the workplace and discover the relationship between test scores and job performance. 

Finally, you’ll unpack how work-life balance is linked to other concerns such as wellbeing, job satisfaction, and engagement. 

How will the skills I learn help me in my career?

This microcredential empowers you to apply psychological insights to enhance organisational effectiveness.

Whether you’re navigating change, building high-performing teams, or creating talent pipelines, the skills you gain can be directly applied to a range of professional roles.

This microcredential will help elevate your career by becoming adept at implementing psychology-based interventions for workplace success. 

Will I receive university credits?

Upon successful completion, you’ll earn 15 credits at Master’s level (SCQF Level 11). You can then use these credits towards the postgraduate qualifications of PgCert Psychology in the Workplace or MSc Psychological Studies from the University of Aberdeen (on-campus).

How will I be assessed?

The microcredential is assessed entirely online with multiple-choice tests. Each test covers the main topics to cement your knowledge and understanding.  

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

This course has no formal entry requirements. You decide if it’s suitable for you. The course is delivered at Master’s level. At this level, you’d usually have at least:

  • a 2:2 (second-class) undergraduate degree
  • or relevant experience that supports this level of study.

You do not have to provide proof of your English language skills to join this course. But we want to make sure that you can use English well enough to study successfully. We recommend that non-native English speakers have a minimum of a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent.

Is this microcredential right for you?

This microcredential is designed for anyone who would like to make a positive difference in their workplace.

It is most suitable for those with an interest in psychology and organisational wellbeing.


What happens before, during, and after your microcredential

  • Course

    Organisation Psychology

    Explore human behaviour in the workplace and learn how to use the tools of psychology to improve the working lives of employees, from the University of Aberdeen.

    10 weeks

    15 hours per week

World-class learning with University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen is the 3rd oldest Scottish and 5th oldest UK University. With 14500 students from 120 countries, it is a world leader in medical research, energy, environment, law and business.


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    You will have 14 days from the day the course starts to apply for a refund. If this Microcredential has any non-refundable costs they will be stated in the ‘Overview’ section above. You can find more information in our cancellation and refund policy.

    Microcredentials are designed to fit around your life and timezone.

    There may be live events as part of your studies, but these will be recorded and can be watched afterwards if you aren’t online for the live broadcast.

    No, microcredentials are designed to be taken anywhere in the world. You won’t need the right to study in the country where the university offering themicrocredential is based.

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