Master in Work and Organizational Psychology (Arbeids- en Organisatiepsychologie)

Why choose this specialization?  

The Master’s program ‘Work and Organizational Psychology’ focuses on human behavior in organizations and work situations. Some of the questions posed are: How can organizations attract competent and reliable employees? What role do organizational leaders play? How does one influence group and organizational processes? The program offers courses that are grounded in both theory and practice, offering insight in the role of personality, social processes, leadership, and decision-making in organizations, and is taught by internationally renowned experts.

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Structure of the program

In the first semester, students can choose five out of the following seven courses:

  • Consumer Behavior and Economic Decision Making (6 EC)
  • Leadership and Organization (6 EC)
  • Social Processes and Organizational Change (6 EC)
  • Work and Health (6 EC)
  • Advanced Structural Models (6 EC)
  • Personality at Work (6 EC)
  • Elective (6 EC)

In the second semester, students will write their Master thesis (16 EC) and conduct an internship (14 EC).

Your future career

Students who have obtained a Master’s degree in Work and Organizational Psychology often find employment in Human Resource Management departments of large companies. Typical jobs include personnel manager, trainer, assessor, or internal consultant. You can also end up as a coach or external consultant in a consultancy firm or as a recruiter or assessor in a recruitment agency. Work and Organizational Psychologists are also sought after in educational and research institutions, and may also end up in general management functions.

Specific admission requirements

Bachelor in Psychology, Public Administration, Business Science, Management, or HRM/Personnel Science.

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