Work & Organisational Psychology
Positive Organisational Psychology

Why study Master Work & Organisational Psychology

Are you interested in the ways to compose the best-performing team, or to select the right people for a job? Are you curious how brain structures are involved in processing and representing emotions and actions? If one of the answers is yes, our master degree might be perfect for you!

Why study a Master in Psychology in Rotterdam?

  • This is an intensive programme which emphasises psychology as it is practised. 
  • You will work in small groups to solve problems you can encounter in the field (i.e. problem-based learning approach);
  • This programme offers an excellent preparation for a career in education, business or research.
This programme emphasis positive organizational psychology, but also focuses on the role of emotion and new methods of personnel selection in modern organisations. Think of webcam tests and computer games as selection items.
prof. dr. Arnold Bakker
Coordinator of the programme
This master track starts with a thorough course on attitudes and how they relate to work. Furthermore, you follow two practically oriented courses on teams and personnel selection.
Yuri Scharp
Student Work & Organisational Psychology
Lees Yuri's verhaal about Yuri Scharp

What is this master track about?

Organisations have a competitive advantage when their employees thrive. The emphasis in this specialisation is placed on organisational psychology. The main elements of this field include work engagement and organisational performance, team dynamics, diversity and leadership and the selection and socialisation of personnel. Furthermore, the role of emotions in modern organisations is examined. In addition, we look at new methods in personnel selection, for instance webcam tests and computer games. The research topics which are part of the programme include the Job Demands-Resources model, work engagement, the work-family interface, group processes, and job performance.

Why study at Erasmus University 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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