Work and Organisational Psychology
Under which conditions does work stimulate human flourishing and when does it harm well-being and health? Which working conditions help prevent mental fatigue? What determines the effectiveness of a team? How do you stimulate innovation? And what are effective human resources practices? These are the types of questions you'll be asking if you specialise in Work and Organisational Psychology. The programme covers topics such as human resources, organisational behaviour and work psychology. You’ll also attend a series of workshops that specifically focus on practical skills, such as applying a job analysis or developing an occupational health intervention. After you’ve obtained your master’s, you’ll have all the preparation you need to become an organisational psychologist. But you could also pursue an academic career, studying the psychology of work and organisations. This master programme is offered by members of the Work and Organisational Psychology section.
- learn about human resources practices
- learn to assess stressful working conditions
- understand human behaviour in a work environment
- 1-year, full-time master’s, taught in English
- starts in September
- weekly: 6-8 hrs classes/practicals, 2-4 hrs lectures, 25 hrs independent study
- you’ll get an MSc in Psychology
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Meet Karo: the student ambassador for the specialisation in Work and Organisational Psychology.
On her Instagram account she shares her study experiences, moments of her life in Maastricht, and much more. Follow her to get a sneak peak of your possible future!
If you have questions about the programme and/or about (student) life in Maastricht, don't hesitate to get in touch with Karo through her Instagram page; she's happy to help you with your study choice, as previous student ambassadors helped her with hers.
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Work and Organizational Psychology as a 2-year International Joint Master
Are you interested in both creation and valorisation of research outputs? Do you want to have a truly international study experience that takes you to three universities: Maastricht University (Netherlands), Leuphana Universität Lüneburg (Germany), and Universitat de València (Spain)? Then read more about the International Joint Master of Research in Work and Organizational Psychology.
In the support section, you can find out more about practical matters and UM regulations, such as:
- visas & residence permits
- Education and Examination Regulations (EER)