Psychology: Work and Organizational Psychology (MSc)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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The award

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
EU 2083

How you will study

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International course fees
EUR 14600

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About Psychology: Work and Organizational Psychology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


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 programme 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.


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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