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Masters in Psychology: Work and Organizational Psychology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
September 2020
Application deadline: 01 April 2020
2,143 EUR excl. VAT

Program description

Study a Masters in Work & Organizational Psychology

Work and Organizational Psychology focuses on human behavior within organizations and work situations. Why is one a leader and does the other follow? How can organizations attract ambitious, competent, and trustworthy employees? How can groups and organizations shape diversity? What role should leaders have in that process? How can we design selection procedures that are fair to ethnic groups? These are questions that are central within Work and Organizational Psychology.

The Master’s program Work and Organizational Psychology prepares you for practice. You learn to apply the theory studied to everyday situations and the courses are taught by people who have experience in the field. During the Master you will gain insight into consumer behavior and how it can be influenced. Additionally, you will become familiar with theories that examine the various facets of the individual and his personality.

What are the available methods with which to assess which personality fits within a given work environment or function? How can you properly shape and support change management within organizations? What kind of leadership fits best in today’s world? How can you measure leadership? During your Master’s program, you will find answers to these questions and you will gain insight into the social processes within organizations. You will also learn to differentiate between the roles that leadership, diversity, emotions, and affect play.

The program in a nutshell

The emphasis of the Master’s program Work and Organizational Psychology lies, on the one hand, in the area of social processes in organizations such as leadership, change, and cooperation. On the other hand, you can specialize in applied areas such as recruitment, selection, and management. Because of the application-focused character of the Master’s program, the link between theory and practice, and the emphasis on practical experience (internship), you will have a strong position on the labor market as a Work and Organizational Psychologist.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Bachelor in Psychology with sufficient methodological /statistical and organizational background courses

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Tuition fees

The cost of this program for students of EU/EEA countries is €2,060.


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Career prospects

As a Master of Science in Psychology you will quickly find a suitable job. You can work in social aid, in hospitals, mental health institutions, or nursing homes. But you can also end up in the corporate world, for example as Human Resource Manager or Organizational consultant. Depending on the program you choose, you will find a suitable job as psychologist.

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Welcome to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (‘VU Amsterdam’) is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university offers over 170 English-taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level to more than 24,000 students from all over the world. Students and staff...

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
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