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Cross-Cultural Economic Psychology (Double degree)

2 years English Starts end of August

Get the best of two outstanding universities and graduate with two degrees: the MSc in Psychology from the University of Osnabrück, with a specialization in Cross-Cultural Psychology, and the MSc in Social Psychology from Tilburg University, with a specialization in either Economic Psychology or Work and Organizational Psychology.

Education as of September 2022

All education takes place on campus again, now that the coronavirus measures have been scaled back. Of course, we will always maintain a safe environment for our students and staff. Therefore, a few basic measures still apply. For the latest updates on the COVID-19 situation, see our FAQs for prospective students.

Program and courses

  • Graduate with two full Master’s degrees from two outstanding universities
  • Get the ultimate international experience by studying in both Germany and the Netherlands
  • You only write one Master's thesis
  • Combine the Cross-Cultural Economic Psychology track at Osnabrück with one of two tracks offered by Tilburg University:

Typical courses are:

  • Methods of Cross-Cultural Business Psychology
  • Intercultural Competencies
  • Intercultural Management
  • Leadership and Organization (Track: Work and Organizational Psychology)
  • Money and Financial Behavior (Track: Economic Psychology)

More on the program and courses  

  • Anna Dittman

    Anna Dittman

    Master's student

    "I was positively surprised by how well these two Masters go together. The Economic Psychology Master’s in Tilburg really deepened and enriched my knowledge with practical experience. Especially thanks to the guest lectures and case studies from real companies during the course 'Psychology and Marketing'. I enjoyed the courses in Osnabrück as well, because you look at companies and the work environment from a cross-cultural perspective. It’s designed to build intercultural competence in the workforce, which is something I really value.”

  • Julia Rotzinger

    Julia Rotzinger

    Master's student

    "The program is a great preparation when looking to start a career in the field of Human Resources or Organizational Psychology. The classes are a mix of theory, discussions, group work and practical assignments. Combining thesis and internship is an excellent way to boost research skills, gain work experience and network."

Career prospects

Work in academic level positions in research, communication, policy, consulting, human development, and organization development in private, semi-private or governmental organizations. Conduct theoretical and applied research to advance academic knowledge in the areas of social, economic and work and organizational psychology. Contribute to a variety of applied fields, by developing tools and interventions to solve practical problems in the areas of social, economic and work and organizational psychology. Research the effectiveness of these tools and interventions.

Some examples of our graduates’ starter positions:

  • Financial Economic Crime Coordinator at Rabobank
  • Hair Brand Building Marketing Advisor at Unilever
  • Market Researcher at market research agency Ruigrok Netpanel
  • Human Resource Manager at KPN
  • Staff Consultant at Utrecht University
  • Research Advisor at Driessen HRM

More on the career prospects

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Admission and application

This program starts:


Best preparatory programs:

Bachelor in (social) Psychology

Pre-Master’s program:

Not available.

Tuition fees and scholarships

International students, please find all information about the tuition fees and the scholarships available.

Interested in this Master's program?

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More information on this Master's program

Download the brochure with information on program content, admission requirements, career prospects, housing and immigration matters, and student life in Tilburg. Throughout the year you can take part in various types of events: on-campus, abroad or online.

Interested in the Double degree in Cross-Cultural Economic Psychology?

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