Taught course

Management and Organisational Dynamics

University of Essex · Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies

Entry requirements

A 2:2 degree or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The contemporary organisation is characterised by complexity and change. Our unique MA in Management and Organisation Dynamics, offered jointly by Essex Business School and the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, aims to equip you with powerful tools to support your 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, this innovative course will be of particular interest to anyone who wishes to understand the complex processes that impact on change in organisations.

The integrated approach provides a deep 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.

A priority is given to experiential learning. We aim to foster a fresh take on what is involved in both leadership and followership in the contemporary context.

Topics include:

  • The psychodynamics of groups and organisations
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Management psychology
  • Group relations
  • Psychoanalytic perspectives
  • Leadership, culture and change

Fees and funding

Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, for students from the UK and EU who meet the eligibility criteria.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Graduate Administrator
+44 (0)1206 872719