University of Essex

University of Essex

Management and Organisational Dynamics

This course aims to equip students with powerful tools to support their development as a future leader, manager, organisational consultant, researcher or executive coach; drawing upon both critical management theory and the developing field of systems-psychodynamics, our innovative course is of particular interest to anyone who wishes to understand the complex processes that impact on change in organisations; the integrated approach provides analysis of the way organisations function, the nature of leadership and the way organisational structure and dynamics contribute to the operation of groups and systems; on this course, learning is through taught and experiential elements, providing a platform for both further academic study and creative intervention in organisations; there are 5 taught modules, including an organisational observation and a residential group relations event; those who are new to psychoanalytic approaches are required to attend a short pre-sessional course on Freud.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree or an equivalent professional qualification. Applicants without such qualifications, who can otherwise demonstrate relevant experience and academic ability, will also be considered. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Joint seminar in psychoanalysis and management; management and organisational behaviour; management psychology; psychoanalysis of groups and organisation; psychoanalytic theory.

Assessment methods

Combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, students work on a dissertation or individual project included in their final grade.

Sponsorship information

Some University of Essex scholarships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,950 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,475 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,475 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,475 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,475 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,475 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,560 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,960 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,560 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,560 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,560 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies
Telephone number: 
01206 872719