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 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?

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 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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