Master of Science in Psychology: Coaching & Vitality in Organisations

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

Master of Science in Psychology: Coaching & Vitality in Organisations

University of Amsterdam

The track focuses on occupational health psychology, more specifically the psychology of interventions that promote the well-being and functioning of people at work. The background, development, and application of work-related coaching and other interventions (including mindfulness) play a key role in this track. Students also learn how to develop evidence-based approaches, introduce interventions and apply coaching techniques.

  • Which proactive and preventative steps can you take to ensure “healthy” career development?
  • What can organisations do to contribute to job satisfaction and promote the long-term health and well-being of their employees?
  • How can you return to work successfully and effectively after being absent due to work-related health problems?

Questions such as these are explored in the Coaching & Vitality in Organisations Master’s track.

Important topics in this field are:

  • Individual coaching and work-related counselling
  • Mentoring
  • Employee development
  • Performance improvement
  • Personal development
  • Job satisfaction and vitality
  • Work pleasure and work stress
  • Burnout
  • Absence due to sickness and reemployment

Study programme

The Master’s track consists of four courses (three required courses and one elective), a Master's thesis and a Master's internship.

Career prospects

The Coaching & Vitality in Organisations Master’s track prepares students for a career as an occupational and organisational psychologist or an occupational and health psychologist. The track also provides a sound basis for various other positions, such as:

  • (Self-employed) Coach
  • Trainer
  • Career counsellor
  • Occupational health consultant
  • Learning & development consultant
  • Reemployment and outplacement counsellor
  • Researcher on issues such as: vitality, healthy working conditions, and effective coaching techniques

After completing the Master's degree, our alumni become self-employment or find employment with organisations such as:

  • Government, municipalities, and semi-public institutions
  • Educational institutions, such as colleges universities
  • Psychological consultancy firms
  • National and international companies in the professional services sector
  • Training agencies
  • Research institutes
  • Occupational health services
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 11, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
12 months
Full time
2,060 EUR
EU/EEA students. Non-EU/EEA students €14,740 per year.
Netherlands - Amsterdam, North Holland
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Netherlands - Amsterdam, North Holland
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