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Work and Organisational Psychology

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Rotterdam

Program description

Work and Organisational Psychology

Do you wish to comprehend human behaviour? We offer you one of the best Master’s programs in Psychology in the Netherlands.

Are you interested in the ways to compose the best-performing team, or to select the right people for a job? Are you curious how brain structures are involved in processing and representing emotions and actions? If one of the answers is yes, our Master’s degree might be perfect for you!

Organisations have a competitive advantage when their employees thrive. The emphasis in this specialisation is placed on organisational psychology. The main elements of this field include work engagement and organisational performance, team dynamics, diversity and leadership and the selection and socialisation of personnel. Furthermore, the role of emotions in modern organisations is examined. In addition, we look at new methods in personnel selection, for instance, webcam tests and computer games. The research topics which are part of the program include the Job Demands-Resources model, work engagement, the work-family interface, group processes, and job performance.

You will use problem-based learning techniques in small groups.

Admission requirements

Prior education

You are eligible for admission to the Master’s program if you have obtained a Bachelor’s or undergraduate degree in Psychology from a research university. You are also expected to have obtained at least:   

  • 15 ECTS in courses related to the preferred field of your specialisation;
  • At least 15 ECTS in statistics courses and at least basic SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) skills. You are expected to be familiar with the following statistical techniques (and be able to apply them in SPSS): descriptive statistics, correlation, hypothesis testing, between-subjects versus within-subjects designs, multiple regression, 1-factor and 2-factor ANOVA, repeated measures-ANOVA, MANOVA, GLM, psychometrics, non-parametric testing. 

Language requirements

A good command of English is essential.

Exemptions

You might be exempted from presenting the proof of English proficiency, please check our website for all of the exceptions.

Academic performance 

In addition to the credentials mentioned above, the Admissions Board will also take into account your academic performance, i.e. your grades. Please note that there is no minimum score or average grade mentioned; your application will be assessed against the pool of applicants of the given year.   

If you would like to know more, please send an information request or click on the institute's web page.


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Program content

The Psychology curriculum consists of a series of modules or courses. Every course covers one specific psychological theme. All of the activities that you will undertake during this course, i.e. lectures, tutorials, practical meetings and assignments, are related to this theme. The Master’s program consists of three courses in which you will study the topics of the specialisation of Work and Organisational Psychology and one course in statistics.

In the second semester, from February onwards, you will conduct an empirical study and write your Master‘s thesis. In addition, in some cases it is possible to do an internship during the semester of the Master’s program.

Scholarships & funding

There are scholarships and grants for two groups:

1. Students from abroad, who wish to study at EUR or are already doing so;

2. Students studying at EUR, wishing to go abroad for a while during or after their current study program.

Request information to learn more about the available scholarship opportunities and to find out if you qualify. 

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About this institute

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) is home to a vast diversity of study programs and scientific disciplines: Public Administration, Pedagogical Sciences, Psychology and Sociology. In addition, the Erasmus University College, IHS, and two research institutes RISBO and...


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Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

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www.eur.nl

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