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What will I learn?

This Master’s specialisation focuses on three specific areas, which are clearly recognisable in the professional field: occupational health psychology, personnel psychology (HRM) and organisational psychology. The Master’s programme includes a focus on scientific insights as well as acquiring practical skills.

Work, Organisation and Health at Radboud University: something for you?

The programme successfully combines sciences and practice.
The programme's teaching methods are interactive and challenging.
The career prospects are favourable; most graduates find a suitable job quickly after graduation.
The internship forms an integral part of the programme, which is assisted by an active network of alliance partners.

What will you learn?

You will learn how to analyse the quality of work and the behaviour of employees, managers, teams and functional groups through the use of theoretical frameworks and models. You also learn how to apply interventions focused at employees, the quality of work, or the organization, enabling employees to function optimally. You will develop specific knowledge of various areas, such as work motivation, recruitment, selection, and on boarding employees, resistance to change, work-related stress, employee’ health, and job performance. You will learn to apply this knowledge in the context of behavioural and organisational change, which will consequently enable you to help employees and organisations to remain dynamic, healthy, competitive, and innovative.

Career prospects

Master’s specialisation in Work, Organisation and Health

Within companies and organisations, you will encounter economists, jurists, communication experts, policy makers: people who possess substantive knowledge of a particular field. As a graduate psychologist, you will have knowledge of these people and knowledge of their behaviour. This behaviour may be unpredictable and may be influenced by a range of things, such as emotions, trust or resistance. These are topics that are difficult to grasp, but they are of great importance for an organisation. For example, a well-thought-out intervention may not lead to the desired result, because people's behaviour does not change. Psychologists with expertise in the field of work, organisation and health play a crucial role here.

Positions

Once you have finished your studies, you will be a general psychologist. You will be able to apply the latest knowledge in complex practical situations, you will be analytical, you will be able to make informed choices on which you will be able to advise and you will also have strong social communication skills. You will have developed expertise in areas such as occupational health and safety issues, stress and health, motivation and performance, recruitment and selection, training and education, reintegration, a healthy lifestyle, HRM, organisational development and organisational consultancy.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€16,000.00 (13,07,190) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Radboud University

Houtlaan 4,

NIJMEGEN,

Gelderland,

6525 XZ, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A completed Bachelor's degree in Philosophy or in a related discipline (in the latter case, students must have acquired at least 60 EC in Philosophical disciplines). The applicant must have a degree with merit or distinction or equivalent. Meaning: a student’s weighted grade-point average in Philosophy in the 2nd and 3rd year of their Bachelor's programme must be the equivalent of 7.5 or more (on the Dutch scale of 10). A TOEFL iBT or 100 overall, with subscores of 22; An IELTS score of 7.0, with subscores of 6.5; A Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 proficiency, with marks of C or higher.

For international students

If you have obtained (or will obtain) a Bachelor’s (or Master’s) degree in Psychology from a research university outside the Netherlands, then you are admissible if your degree includes:

Statistics and Data Analysis (at least 15 EC, i.e. 420 study hours) and the statistical package SPSS. Subsequently, you are able to execute basic statistical analyses such as t-test, F-tests, correlations, regression analyses, analyses of variance and chi-square tests.
Methods of psychological research (at least 20 EC, i.e. 560 study hours). Subsequently, you are able to distinguish different types of validity and tests for reliability and to evaluate the quality of different types of research design.
Social Psychology and Work/ Organisational/ Occupational Psychology at a Bachelor’s level (at least 30 EC, i.e. 840 study hours).
At least one empirical research project with substantial quantitative data and statistical analyses that resulted in an individually written report in APA-style.

Proficiency in English

In order to take part in this programme, you need to be proficient in both written and spoken English. Students without a Bachelor's degree wherein the language of instruction was English, need to have obtained one of the following certificates before the enrolment deadline (you will not be needing these certificates when you apply at Radboud University):

  • TOEFL iBT: ≥ 100, subscores ≥ 22
  • IELTS Academic: ≥ 7.0 overall, subscores ≥ 6.5
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 proficiency: C or above

Application Deadline: Non-EU/EEA students - 1 April; EU/EEA students - 1 May (recommended deadline for assistance with finding housing) and 1 July (final application deadline).

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