The Advanced Diploma in Organisational Psychology (Business) extends your knowledge and ability in working within a corporate and business context.


This Advanced Diploma program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, specialising in Organisational Psychology.


A total of 180 ECTS credits must be completed.


Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Credits: 180 ECTS credits

Fees: €50* per ECTS credit

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites: One of the following:


Program Structure

This can be achieved by completing the Certificate in Organisational Psychology (60 ECTS) and the Diploma in Organisational Psychology (60 ECTS) PLUS the following 6 modules:

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Hover over a module title to find out more 

VBS107 Personnel Management

This module will develop your ability to carry out the various tasks associated with managing personnel, such as recruitment, training and controlling. Emphasis is placed on knowledge and methods that will improve workplace morale and productivity.

VBS201 Operations Management

Learn about the counsellor’s role and the counselling process, and gain basic practical counselling skills. Recommended for parents, teachers and others who want to communicate in a more supportive, empathetic manner. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Psychology or equivalent.

VBS105 Management

Managers are common – good managers are not. Good management can deeply affect the viability of a company, and improve everything from productivity to worker satisfaction and profitability. This module provides a very sound foundation for increasing your capacity to manage in any situation – be it within your own business, somebody else’s, or a government department.

VBS111 Motivation

Motivated employees drive the success of a business. Learn how to get the best of employees by understanding more about this fascinating subject. Motivation is very simply, a process or mechanism that causes us to act or think in a certain way. It is a general term for any part of the hypothetical psychological process that involves experiencing needs and drives, and the behaviour that leads to the goal that satisfies them.

Research Project IV

Develop innovative approaches to workplace activities through systematic research in an industry relating to their stream studies. Apply and build on skills and competencies gained throughout previously studied modules developing initiative and innovation.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

BPS216 Managing Mental Health in Adults

This module helps you to understand the signs, symptoms and possible treatments of adult mental health problems.

BWR108 Legal Terminology

An understanding of legal terminology is valuable in many different situations. Businessmen, politicians, public servants, accountants…in fact many different professions need a solid understanding of legal terminology.


How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.


Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.


When you achieve this qualification, you can move towards completing your BSc in Psychology.


Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 


Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.

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