Which working conditions help prevent mental fatigue? What determines the effectiveness of a team? And how do you stimulate innovation? These are some of the topics that a Work and Organizational Psychologist studies. The International Joint Master of Research in Work and Organizational Psychology goes one step further and prepares you for a research career within or outside the walls of academia. 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.
Why this programme?
The international labour market is changing rapidly and with it work and organizational practices. By understanding these changes, organisations can adapt to new developments. This is where work and organizational psychologists come in. To assist organisations in their sensemaking and interventions, psychologists need to possess basic and applied research competences. The International Joint Master of Research in Work and Organizational Psychology familiarises you with types of research that are relevant in academic and professional settings (like evaluation research, translational research, and intervention research).
Each form of research has its own set of methods and forces researchers to identify and engage with the context in which they operate. Researchers who seek a positive impact of their outputs need to show competencies such as:
- translating laboratory findings to large organisations
- designing evidence-based interventions
- valorisation and commercialisation of research outputs
- communicating results to society
- interfacing with entrepreneurs
- FPN Experience Day
The International Joint Master of Research in Work and Organizational Psychology trains psychologists according to a ‘scientist-innovator’ model. You’ll not only produce research targeted towards the scientific community. Rather, in our programme we define research broadly to include:
- basic research,
- applied research,
- innovation and translational research,
- evaluation research,
- and non-standard consultancy.
The programme gives you an up-to-date overview of Work and Organizational Psychology paired with high-quality research training focused on basic and applied research. During the two years, you’ll develop indispensable competencies for researchers who wish to create organizational and societal impact, like valorization competence and cultural agility.
If you are self-starting, proactive, and able to overcome barriers you will find this programme a good fit. The active learning approach links up with these entrepreneurial attributes.
The International Joint Master of Research in Work and Organizational Psychology allows you to earn a joint degree from three renowned universities:
- Maastricht University (Netherlands)
- Leuphana Universität Lüneburg (Germany)
- Universitat de València (Spain)
By studying in three countries, you’ll develop intercultural competencies and gain a heightened sensitivity for the importance of international contexts in doing research.
Admission is limited to those with at least a university Bachelor degree in Psychology or a university bachelor’s degree from an equivalent programme that meets similar achievement levels as determined by the Joint Board of Admissions. The bachelor’s programme should include at least 70 European Credits in psychology subjects and at least 30 European Credits in research methods and statistics. Note that the Bachelor’s degree must have been obtained before 1 September 2019.
All candidates should meet the general requirements:
- bachelor's degree
- submit your curriculum vitae
- write a letter of motivation
- demonstrate proficiency in English
- official grades transcript
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Last updated December 19, 2018