Master in Social, Health and Organisational Psychology

Utrecht University

Program Description

Master in Social, Health and Organisational Psychology

Utrecht University

"Just do it!" With the help of advertising campaigns, companies try to sell their products. What works and what doesn't? Project-X parties organized via Facebook. Unhealthy eating habits. Workplace bullying. Although a wide range of issues, the same rule applies to all of them: it comes down to the way in which people affect each other's behaviour. In this Master’s programme, you study human behaviour and behaviour change in a social, health, or organisational context.

Tracks

During this Master’s programme, you will choose between the following three tracks:

  • Social Influence: about the social influence of behaviour and attitude change
  • Health Promotion: about improving health-related behaviour
  • Work and Organisation: about the functioning and well-being of individuals and teams in organisations

By choosing a track and elective courses you can explore your personal field of interest.

Research-driven

This Master’s programme connects closely to our research programmes Social-cognitive and Interpersonal Determinants of Behaviour, Health Psychology: Self-regulation, and Work and Organisational Psychology. Connecting theory and practice is essential for our master. You will develop theory-driven interventions by means of the PATH model (Problem-Analysis-Test-Help). Do you want to know more about our research? Watch the videos of Professor Belle Derks about Work and Organisational Psychology (in Dutch) or about Social Psychology by Professor Kees van den Bos. A video of Professor Denise de Ridder about Health Psychology: Self-regulation will follow soon. "Every organisation wants enthusiastic employees. But what can they do to get them?"

International orientation

The courses in this Master's programme are rooted in international scientific literature. On top of that, you can do your internship and thesis abroad.

Programme objectives

You will gain specialised knowledge, skills and insights in the fields of Social Psychology, Health Psychology and/or Work and Organisational Psychology. Your development as an academic professional is of central concern. As a Master's graduate, you will be able to analyse and propose interventions for social, health or organisational issues, such as:

  • integration and participation issues
  • consumer behaviour
  • employability of employees
  • innovation and performance in organizations
  • radicalisation
  • gender inequality
  • self-regulation issues
  • health-related behaviour

“Health is one of the most important things in our lives. Why do people nevertheless find it so difficult to engage in healthy behaviour?”

Statutory fee - 2018-2019: € 2,060 (NL and EU/EEA); Institutional fee - 2018-2019: € 10,512 (NL and EU/EEA) and € 15,575 (non EU/EEA). For more details see the institution's website.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 25, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
2,060 EUR
Statutory fee - 2018-2019: € 2,060 (NL and EU/EEA); Institutional fee - 2018-2019: € 10,512 (NL and EU/EEA) and € 15,575 (non EU/EEA). For more details see the institution's website.
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Locations
Netherlands - Utrecht, Utrecht
Start date : Sept. 2019
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Dates
Sept. 2019
Netherlands - Utrecht, Utrecht
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