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Cross-Cultural Economic Psychology (Double degree)

2 years English Starts end of August

Study the similarities and differences in behavior among individuals of different cultures at the University of Osnabrück and learn to understand psychological or economic insights or psychological aspects of work processes and organizations at Tilburg University. Graduate with two degrees: the MSc in Psychology with a specialization in Cross-Cultural Psychology, and the MSc in Social Psychology with a specialization in either Economic Psychology or Work and Organizational Psychology.

of the current students is (very) satisfied with the Master's program

National Student Survey, 2023 | n = 26

worldwide in Psychology

Times Higher Education ranking, 2023

Master’s degrees

one from Tilburg University and one from Osnabrück University

Program and courses

At Osnabrück University you will study the similarities and differences in behavior among individuals of different cultures. At Tilburg University you can choose one of the two tracks of Social Psychology: Economic Psychology or Work and Organizational Psychology. In the Master's program of Economic Psychology, you will learn to understand and apply psychological and economic insights to understand consumer behavior, financial decision-making, and marketing. In the Master's program of Work and Organizational Psychology you will learn about the psychological aspects of work processes, organizations, and employee and diversity management.

  • Graduate with two Master’s degrees from two outstanding universities
  • Get the ultimate international experience by studying in both Germany and the Netherlands
  • You only have to 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. Together they enriched my knowledge and practical experience, thanks to the guest lectures and case studies from real companies.”

  • Anna Wiegand

    Anna Wiegand

    Master's student

    "The teachers are passionate about their subjects and sparked my curiosity about several topics, it made me realize there are many fields you can work in with this specialization."

Career prospects

As a graduate, you can conduct theoretical and applied research to advance academic knowledge in the areas of social, economic, and work and organizational psychology. You will 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. You have the skills to research the effectiveness of these tools and interventions. With these academic and practical skills, you can work in academic-level positions in research, communication, policy, consulting, human development, and organization development in private, semi-private, or governmental organizations

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

Alumni facts

  • 3,6 months on average until first paid job
  • 86% is (very) satisfied with the Master's program
  • Gross monthly income one year after graduation: € 2,235

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2021 | n = 13  

More on the career prospects

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Admission and application

This program starts:

End of August

Best preparatory programs:

Bachelor in (Social) Psychology with a major in:

  • Work & Organizational Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Economic Psychology

Pre-Master’s program:

Not available. The following Master's programs do offer pre-Master's programs for students from universities of applied sciences (hbo): Sociology, Human Resource Studies, Organization and Management Studies, Marketing Management, Marketing Analytics, and Communication and Information Sciences.

Tuition fees and scholarships

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

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