The MSc in Leadership and Organisational Behaviour at Dublin City University Business School is the longest running specialised programme delivering organisational psychology education in Ireland. The knowledge and insights provided by graduates of this programme allows them to make increasingly signi cant contributions or organisations wishing to achieve optimal performance.

Among the main areas covered in the programme are:

  • Leadership
  • The psychology of work and organisational life
  • Employee selection, motivation and development
  • Contrasting approaches to performance and wellbeing
  • Managing organisational change and development
  • Organisational diagnosis and consulting Coaching and mentoring
  • Applied organisational research methods.

A key feature of this Masters programme is the educational philosophy, which is built rmly on the ‘Adult Learning Module’. This emphasises collaborative and participative team learning, and draws heavily on the experiences and insights of participants rather than on the lecturer as expert. The programme model reflects the european model of work and organisational psychology education.


The Masters in Leadership and Organisational Behaviour programme aims to produce leaders and organisational behaviour specialists who shall:

  • Develop the ability to objectively analyse specific and related aspects of the structure of an organisation and associated dynamics;
  • Have a complete understanding of both the measurement and influence of individual differences such as personality, motivation, leadership style and attitudes on organisational performance and efficiency;
  • Be capable of analysing organisational staffing needs and prescribing job analysis, recruitment and selection techniques for that organisation;
  • Be cognisant of the available methods of employee testing, appraisal and development, to support organisational functioning and development;
  • Develop the skills and insights central to evidence based organisational research and analysis;
  • Develop distinctive psychological skills for the diagnosis of specific aspects of organisational behaviour and functioning such as training and development, decision-making, restructuring, problem-solving and job design;
  • Develop the ability to aid organisations embrace positive psychology, team-working, multi-cultural workplace integration and innovative management techniques.


Assessment of the programme is by one written assignment or group activity per module and a 13,000 word dissertation. The programme consists of eight modules. There are no formal exams.


The programme’s part-time delivery mode is designed to suit the time commitments of working professionals. The programme consists of eight modules and a dissertation. Each module will be delivered in blocks of three to four full day seminars. Programme will be completed in two years. A flying faculty of professors, will join us from Ireland to deliver this programme. Students will also have the opportunity of completing a module at Dublin City University.


Graduates of this programme are equipped for employment in a wide range of Maltese and international organisations, in both the public and private sectors. Graduates typically take positions managing change, diagnosing organisational problems, and planning and managing interventions. The variety of positions undertaken reflects the diverse strengths of the programme.


Candidates for the MSc in Leadership and Organisational Behaviour should have a degree in a business, social science or organisation related discipline. Alternatively, students will sit for an interview with Dublin City University to determine eligibility. Excellent command of written English is required.Change management in larger organisations;

  • Management of training and development;
  • Policy studies in research centres;
  • Organisational advice and management consulting;
  • Personnel selection and development;
  • Academic research and training;
  • Recent graduates of psychology.

The class usually comprises professionals from a variety of sectoral backgrounds as well as recent graduates.