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Masters in Psychology: Work and Organizational Psychology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Length: 1 year
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Master's degree
Location: Amsterdam
Language: English

Program Description

Study a Masters in Work & Organizational Psychology

The Master’s specialization ‘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.

Work and Organizational Psychology Curriculum 

Students can choose five out of the following seven courses:
First semester

  • Leadership and Organization (6 EC)
  • Social Processes and Organizational Change (6 EC)
  • Work and Health (6 EC)
  • Advanced Organizational Research Skills (6 EC)
  • Personality at Work (6 EC)
  • Elective (6 EC)

Second semester

  • Consumer Behavior and Economic Decision Making (6 EC)

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

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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