Master of Science in Psychology: Human Resource and Career Management

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

Master of Science in Psychology: Human Resource and Career Management

University of Amsterdam

This track focuses on personnel psychology, the discipline that examines individual processes within the organization. It is the study of how organisations hire and retain the right people for the right job.

  • How do you recruit and select the right people for the right job?
  • What are the best ways to retain, reward, and assess people?
  • Do you influence your career choices or are they determined by others?
  • What is required for a successful career these days and how can you help people achieve that?

Questions such as these are explored in the Human Resource & Career Management track.

Important topics in this field are:

  • Recruitment
  • Psychological assessment and personnel selection
  • Employee retention
  • Performance appraisal
  • Remuneration
  • Career development
  • Career planning
  • Job market skills


In addition to the internship and thesis, the tracks consists of the following required courses:

  • HRM and psychological assessment
  • Career management
  • Methodology: Analyzing, presenting, and scientific writing

And one of the following elective courses:

  • Judgment and decision making in organizations
  • Team development through action research
  • Coaching

Study materials, teaching, and exams will be in English. Exams may be answered in English or Dutch. Working groups, tutorials, practical training, and assignments will be in English or Dutch depending on the student group.

Career prospects

  • HR consultant on topics such as recruitment, personnel selection and assessment, talent management, job evaluations, remuneration structures, performance management, and motivating and retaining employees
  • HR employee
  • Recruitment consultant
  • Career advisor
  • Learning & development consultant
  • Selection psychologist
  • Research & Development consultant in the field of test development and innovation
  • Researcher focusing on issues such as careers, recruitment, personnel selection, socialization, or engagement
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 12, 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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Sept. 2019
Netherlands - Amsterdam, North Holland
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