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 a gold rating in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is the University of the Year for Student Experience 2019 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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

Who will you learn with?

Andre Soares PhD, MSc, BSc, FHEA, CPsychol – assistant professor in business and occupational psychology at Coventry University

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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