Work and Organizational Psychology
The program in Work and Organizational Psychology is embedded in the Master's program Social Psychology. Work and Organizational Psychology concentrates on science based solutions to human problems in work and organizational settings. It aims to understand how to achieve each of the following objectives: optimizing performance, improving processes and relationships, enhancing fairness and equity, and increasing subjective well-being.
The European Network of Work and Organizational Psychology (ENOP) developed a reference model and standards for a curriculum in Work & Organizational Psychology. According to the ENOP model, the main areas to be considered are Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology. The track Work and Organizational Psychology adheres to these standards as far as possible, and offers a study program that deals with the most important topics in Work & Organizational Psychology at the individual, task, group and organizational level.
Work and Organizational Psychology is a field with both a strong scientific base and an applied orientation. Thus, the program connects psychological theory and application whereby theoretical concepts are shown to lead to useful interventions. In each of the areas of Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology, the program seeks to develop two types of knowledge and skills: explanatory and intervention.
Explanatory refers to theory devoted to the explanation of (the context of) human behavior and to diagnostic skills in work, organization, and personnel fields. This will prepare you to assess, diagnose, explain, and interpret phenomena and processes in the areas of work, organizations and personnel.
Intervention refers to change theory and intervention skills in work, organizational and personnel settings. This will prepare you to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate changes and interventions to improve behaviors, situations, and social processes in the fields of work, organizations, and personnel. This type of knowledge also prepares you to design new models, methods, and tools. The two types of knowledge and skills will be integrated as much as possible within the various courses.
Why should you choose to study Work and Organizational Psychology at Tilburg University?
This one-year, English-taught Master’s program offers you the opportunity to become a specialist in Work and Organizational Psychology in a small, interactive, international setting.
Broad focus on work, organizational, and personnel psychology
Work and Organizational Psychology at Tilburg University is characterized by a broad and versatile approach. In our program, you will master the necessary academic skills to become a competent researcher and practitioner in work, organizational, and personnel psychology. The program therefore prepares you for a variety of career opportunities.
Exclusively small, interactive classes taught by a dynamic and international research team
You will study in an international and challenging environment. Where you will interact on a daily basis with international staff and students; we exclusively teach in small and interactive classes. All courses link theory to practice, for example, in guest lectures, case studies, or practical assignments.
Double Degree programs in Moscow and Osnabrück
We offer you two unique opportunities to expand your Master’s program:
- Double Degree in Cross-Cultural Economic Psychology in cooperation with the University of Osnabrück, Germany
- Double Degree in Applied Social Psychology in cooperation with the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Courses track Work and Organizational Psychology
Work and Organizational Psychology consist of 60 Credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1,680 hours of study, divided into four units. The last two units are reserved entirely for writing your Master's Thesis and doing an internship or an in-depth course. The program for the academic year 2014-2015 consists of the following courses:
The program will be taught by members of the Department of Social Psychology. Staff members are specialized in topics related to the areas of Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology.
|Name||MSc Social Psychology|
|Programs||Economic Psychology - Work and Organizational Psychology|
|Duration||1 year Master’s program|
|Title||Master of Science (MSc)|
|Education||On-campus only (no distance learning), lectures, seminars and group work|
|Exams||Written exams, papers, presentations|
|Best preparatory Bachelors||Bachelor in Psychology comparable to Tilburg University’s ‘BSc Psychology – track Psychology and Society’|
|Career prospects||After finishing your Master’s degree in Social Psychology at Tilburg University, you will be prepared for both academic and vocational careers. Our graduates work in a wide range of professions, such as human resource management, consultancy, training/coaching, policy-making, marketing, financial services, communication, and advertising.|
|Start||The end of August|
|Information Day||November and April|