Coventry University program

Engagement and Motivation

Discover theories relating to motivation and engagement and their effect on both the individual and the organisation.

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

Study the concepts of motivation and engagement and their impact on workplace performance

This program aims to provide you with an understanding of the factors affecting employee engagement and motivation, by overviewing related theories and empirical research.

You will have the opportunity to strengthen your business report-writing skills through application of theory and practice, and explore ways for measuring employee engagement and motivation. You will have the chance to discover methods for keeping employees motivated and engaged, which are critical to an organisation’s success.

By the end of the program, you should be able to identify influencers including psychological contracts (unwritten expectations), organisational justice and employment relations. You will also be able to recognise issues of positive and negative responses to work concerning groups and teams.


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?

Assistant Professor in Business and Organisational Psychology at Coventry University,
Dr Anne Turner - PhD, FHEA, CPsychol, BSc (Hons)
Research Interests Inc: Enclothed Cognition, remote e-workers

Learning outcomes

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

  • Critically evaluate different approaches to workplace motivation and engagement
  • Critically review contemporary themes in relation to teams and group relations
  • Critically review themes within organisational relations and the effect of management strategies
  • Apply skills in searching for business information
  • Evidence business report-writing skills through application of theory and practice

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