University of Leeds

Organizational Behaviour, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
  • English
This Organizational Behaviour Masters degree at University of Leeds examines the behaviour of individuals and groups in the workplace, as well as the systems in which they operate. You’ll consider organisational culture and how this differs around the world, exploring the different management strategies that maximise organisational effectiveness.


Our MA Organizational Behaviour at University of Leeds provides a comprehensive grounding in the behaviour of individuals and groups, as well as the organisational systems they operate in.

You will consider these in the context of different organisational and national cultures and strategies. Your learning will focus onreal-world scenarios, allowing you to develop not only your academic knowledge and expertise but also the practical skills that will enable you to apply your knowledge in a professional context.

Graduates will be in a strong position to pursue a career in the private or public sector in a range of roles that require knowledge of human behaviour in the workplace. This may include careers as a consultant in organisational development or change management, a team coach or running your own business.

Our management advisory board also supports the programme, including representatives from leading UK and international businesses. They advise on content, giving you the benefit of a curriculum developed in collaboration with business leaders which focuses on the skills most relevant to the work you will do in practice. The advisory board includes leading large and small firms, such as NHS North of England, Microsoft and Barclays.

Programme Structure

Compulsory modules
  • The Psychology of Effective Organisations
  • Organisational Development and Change
  • Understanding and Managing Effective Organisational Systems
  • Understanding and Managing Effective Groups and Teams
  • Personnel Selection and Training
  • Managing Performance and Developing Careers
  • Research Design and Analysis
  • Dissertation
Optional modules
  • Risk Perception and Communication
  • Effective Decision Making
  • Information Tools for Organisations
  • Advanced Behavioural Research Design and Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject such as business or a social science subject. Applicants who can demonstrate relevant coverage as part of a degree in an alternative subject will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.


We award a range of scholarships to UK/EU and international students. There are several scholarships available for this programme that you may be eligible to apply for. Scholarships are available to candidates who can demonstrate an excellent academic record and show excellent professional and personal skills.

Masters in Organizational Behaviour UK/EU* Excellence Scholarship

Who qualifies?

A particularly deserving UK/EU* applicant wishing to undertake the MA Organizational Behaviour in 2016/17. To be considered for the scholarship you must:

  • Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for the relevant Masters programmes for 2016/2017
  • Demonstrate an excellent academic track record
  • Show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extra-curricular activities
What’s the deadline?
  • 31 July 2016, 23:59 (UK Time).

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