Work and Organizational Psychology
Learn how to apply science-based solutions to human problems in work and organizational settings. In this Master's program, you will use business psychology to optimize employee performance, improve work processes and relationships, manage diversity, enhance fairness and equity in teams, and increase subjective well-being in organizations. Work and Organizational Psychology is a track of the MSc in Social Psychology.
QS World University Ranking by Subject, 2023
National Student Survey, 2023 | n=11
Times Higher Education ranking, 2023
Program and courses
Become an expert in the field of business psychology, who understands the psychological processes that shape human behavior and well-being on the work floor. Study the psychological aspects of work processes, organizations, and employee and diversity management. This program has a strong practical orientation by bringing professional expertise to the classroom.
- Join our international classroom that offers small-sale interactive education.
- Courses and supervision are done by a team of international, young, diverse, and enthusiastic researchers (ENOP, the European Network of Work and Organizational Psychology).
- Develop your professional skills and gain practical experience by doing an internship (18 ECTS) in an organization of your choice, or by doing a Double Degree program in Cross-Cultural Economic Psychology with the University of Osnabruck, Germany.
- The program focuses on the critical and valid application of theory in practice, with an emphasis on how business psychology and work and organizational psychology can be applied to improve employee and team performance.
Typical courses are:
- Occupational Health Psychology
- Personnel Psychology
- Leadership and Organization
- Work Group Psychology
Kalukeki MwabaMaster's student
"The program is research-based and focused on finding scientific solutions to practical problems in modern organizations. Lecturers are always open to questions, and they encourage students to share their opinions."
Martin EfremovMaster’s student
"The program resembles real-life context closely and offers opportunities to work together with companies on actual cases. This benefits your transition from student into the labor market."
After your Master's you know how to optimize employee performance, improve work processes and relationships, manage diversity, enhance fairness and equity in teams, and increase subjective well-being in organizations. Therefore, you are an expert in psychological processes that shape human behavior and well-being on the work floor. You will have the knowledge and skills needed to get started in positions in the fields of work and organizational psychology, human resources, marketing, financial services, policy, consulting, or research.
Our graduates have found work at Deloitte, Rabobank, Arbo Unie, Schouten & Nelissen, Booking.com, Start People, Research Universities and Schools of Applied Sciences, various HR organizations, and consulting/coaching/career counseling agencies.
Typical starting positions of graduates:
- HR Manager
- HR Advisor
- Policy Advisor
- Career Counselor
- Work Reintegration Counselor
- Teacher/Education Expert
- On average 3.6 months 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
Application and admission
This Master's track starts:
End of August
Best preparatory programs:
Bachelor in (Social) Psychology with a major in:
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
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