Coventry University program

Assessing People in the Workplace

Explore the key issues surrounding workplace assessment today and use your findings to inform best practice and guidelines.

This program is part of the MSc Business and Organisational Psychology degree offered by Coventry University

Learn to make informed and ethical choices during people assessment

This program aims to provide you with a theoretical and applied understanding of assessing people at work. By the end of it you should be able to synthesise key information to make informed and ethical choices of methods/techniques to use when developing assessment processes.

A variety of workplace assessments will be considered, including those utilised for selection and assessment, performance appraisal, career progression and promotions.

You will also explore techniques for assessment such as cover interviews, psychometrics, role plays, work-based assessments, as well as assessment centres.


5 courses

Delivered by expert academics

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

Please note that the staff described in the 'Who will you learn with?' section below may be subject to change.

  • Coventry University

Who will you learn with?

Lecturer in occupational and business psychology at Coventry University.
Andrew (PhD, CPsychol.) conducts research on motivation and career behaviours, and wellbeing at work.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this program, you should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate current theory and practice in assessing people at work
  • Critically evaluate problems and issues that arise in assessing people at work
  • Critically evaluate and employ practical methods in assessing people at work
  • Critically evaluate and apply ethical and legal guidelines with sensitivity and integrity

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