Rapid advancements in technology, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and algorithms, change the organisation of work. This raises questions on the individual, organisational, and societal level. For example:
How does AI reshape collaboration and communication among employees?
Are hierarchical relationships at work restructured by robotisation?
Does platform station influence our understanding of self-employed workers?
The programme provides you with multiple perspectives and tools to study digital technologies in the changing world of work (building on insights from Psychology, Sociology, and Public Administration).
This master programme offers both a theoretical and real-world understanding of the changing organisation of work. We will provide many opportunities to apply classroom concepts to the real world, for example by going on field trips to organisations, formulating policy advice, and developing coaching and consultancy skills.
The specialisation seminars will be taught by at least two professors, coming from different fields (e.g., a sociologist and a psychologist) to shed light on phenomena using different academic lenses, illustrating how this will yield different insights, all necessary to get a comprehensive understanding of organisational dynamics in the digital society. The classes will be taught in small groups with lots of room for discussion.
For your thesis you will have the opportunity to join a thesis group that will be supervised by two professors from different fields, again, to secure the multidisciplinary focus of this master and to provide you with a broad perspective. If you prefer to complete your thesis without a group, you will also be provided with two supervisors from different academic backgrounds.
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Introduction to Organisational Dynamics in the Digital Society
Social Science Research in Practice
Changing Organisations and Technology
Work Behaviour in the Digital Age
Why study Master in Organisational Dynamics in the Digital Society?
If you’re interested in how algorithms (re)shape the way we work, how robotisation is changing relationships among people, or how platformisation is influencing our perceptions of organising and organisations, this master programme is for you. It deals with technologies which have been at the forefront of the popular and academic imagination, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and algorithms.
The programme elaborates on questions such as the type of work that is affected by these technologies and how, the kind of perspectives and (in)equalities this brings about and for whom, the ethical and privacy concerns that may rise, and how we might deal with the consequences of these technologies on the individual, organisational, and societal level. It provides you with tools to navigate these issues, to develop your own understanding of them and to be able to advance technological interventions or intervene in them.
Why choose this programme?
Provides multiple perspectives and tools to study digital technologies in the changing world of work (highlighting insights from psychology, sociology, and public administration).
Teaches you, among others, about digital work, platform station, robotisation, sustainable employability, and virtual teams.
Offers professional skill development to work in organisational contexts pervaded with technological innovations.
Has dedicated professors from the fields of Psychology, Sociology, and Public Administration teaching classes together to offer different viewpoints.
Organises field trips to organisations to get a thorough understanding of current developments in the field.
Provides students from all backgrounds with the understanding and skills needed to contribute confidently to the future of work.
Research of Public Administration at Erasmus University was ranked #5 in the Shanghai Ranking 2020.
Why study this programme in Rotterdam?
The programme aims at implementing state of the art scientific insights in the field of forensic psychology (i.e. evidence-based practice), with a track focusing on clinical forensic (neuro)psychology and one focusing on legal psychology.
The programme employs various educational approaches ranging from lectures to problem-based learning techniques.
This programme is unique in its combination of forensic (neuro)psychology and legal psychology in a 1-year programme.
Why study in Rotterdam?
Welcome to the highly-ranked Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), a research university located in the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. EUR offers 13 selective bachelor programmes, and more than 50 top master programmes, taught in English.
Erasmus University traces its origins back to 1913. The university has become internationally recognised for its distinct social orientation in education and research. Our 30,000+ students come from more than 100 countries all around the world.
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Career opportunities for Master Organisational Dynamics in the Digital Society
Multidisciplinary Master of Science
In today’s society, it becomes crucial to understand how technological advancements shape the way we work, organise, and govern. Social science is needed to address the ways in which technological change affects people, organisations, and society.
This multidisciplinary master will provide you with a thorough understanding of organisational dynamics in this world shaped by technology. It provides you with tools to navigate technological change, to develop your own considerations, and it enables you to advance technological interventions or intervene in them. This master will help you to land a job as, for example:
Policy officer for a variety of (non) profit organisations;
HR advisor or consultant;
Researcher in a municipality or ministry;
Researcher in academia or a social scientific advisory council.