International Joint Master of Research in Work and Organizational Psychology

General

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Program Description

Are you interested in the key factors for success in business and organizations? The International Joint Master of Research in Work and Organizational Psychology deals with a wide range of topics in relation to human behaviour at the workplace and in organizations. After finishing this research-oriented program, you receive a joint degree from Leuphana University, Masstricht University, and the University of Valencia.

An excelent international program

The International Joint Master of Reserach in Work and Organizational Psychology is a truly international program. You study at three universities and receive one joint M.Sc. degree. The Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty Lüne­burg in Ger­ma­ny, the University of Maastricht in the Nether­lands, and the University of Valencia in Spain offer you an outstanding education.

If you want to start an academic or managerial career in the area of work and organizational psychology, this program equips you with the neccessary skills. It combines theoretical and methodological aspects with practical research training for the realization of projects in the laboratory and the field. Familiarize yourself with the most important challenges of the working society in the 21st century!

Program Structure

You will spend the first semester at the University of Maastricht, where you acquire knowledge in the areas of of hu­man re­sour­ces, or­ga­niza­t­i­ons, hu­man co­gni­ti­on and per­for­mance, work psy­cho­lo­gy, and sta­tis­tics.

The se­cond se­mes­ter takes places at Leuphana University Lüneburg. Here, the focus is on hu­man re­sour­ce ma­nage­ment and ne­go­tia­ti­on from an in­ter­cul­tu­ral per­spec­tive. Additionally, you get to know clas­si­cal and the la­test cont­ri­bu­ti­ons to work and or­ga­niza­t­io­nal psy­cho­lo­gy in an in­ten­si­ve rea­ding cour­se. Me­tho­do­lo­gy will be taiught in a group research project  as well as in courses on research design.

For the third se­mes­ter, you will move to Va­len­cia, where you at­tend courses in the area of in­ter­ven­ti­ons. You learn about in­ter­ven­ti­on me­thods and you participate in a group re­se­arch pro­ject.

In the fourth se­mes­ter, you will write your Mas­ter the­sis at one of the three universities. At the beginning of the program you receive a list of ge­ne­ral to­pics for your the­sis, and the cor­re­spon­ding uni­ver­si­ties for su­per­vi­si­on.

Career Prospects

Due to the in­ter­na­tio­nal orientation of the pro­gram and the clear fo­cus on the psy­cho­lo­gy of work and or­ga­niza­t­i­ons, you will have multiple career opportunities around the world after graduation.

The study in three different countries helps you develop excelent intercultural competencies as well as collorative, communicative, and language skills in addition to your professional education. All these skills are extremely important for your global career in the area of work and organizations.

Depending on your individual profile, you could work in areas such as organizational development, work psychology, or human resources. Other options are leading positions in business and consulting, policy advising, or public administration.

At a Glance

  • final degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.), Joint Degree
  • admission restriction: yes
  • standard course length: 4 semester
  • application period: November - 31 March
  • beginning of the course: September of each year
  • number of student places: 30
  • language: English
Last updated May 2020

About the School

Leuphana University established Germany’s first public college. Its Graduate School merges the academic demands of masters and doctorates, and its own Professional School offers highly regarded furthe ... Read More

Leuphana University established Germany’s first public college. Its Graduate School merges the academic demands of masters and doctorates, and its own Professional School offers highly regarded further education programmes. Read less