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  • 12 months
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The courses in this Master's programme in Social, Health and Organisational Psychology from Utrecht University are deeply rooted in international scientific literature. On top of that, you can do your internship abroad and write your thesis there.


Project-X parties organized via Facebook. Workplace bullying. 'Getting a cervical-cancer vaccination or not?' Or the New Working. Surely a wide range of issues, but the same rule applies to all of them: studying and solving them all come down to the way in which people affect each other's behaviour. This is regardless of whether you are inside or outside work organizations.

During this Master’s programme in Social, Health and Organisational Psychology from Utrecht University, you will choose between the following three tracks:
  • Social Influence: about the social influence of changes in behaviour and attitude, as well as the development of theory-driven interventions
  • Health Promotion: on how to improve health-related behaviour
  • Work and Organisation: on the causes and results of workplace behaviour on individual, team and organizational level
By choosing a track you can explore your personal field of interest more in-depth.
Research driven
This Master’s programme connects closely to the faculty's research programmes Social-cognitive and Interpersonal Determinants of Behaviour and Work and Organisational Psychology: Occupational Health Psychology. Connecting theory and practice is the top priority. You will develop theory-driven interventions by means of the PATH model (Problem-Analysis-Test-Help).
International orientation
The courses in this Master's programme are deeply rooted in international scientific literature. On top of that, you can do your internship abroad and write your thesis there.
Programme objectives

You will gain specialised knowledge, skills and insights in the fields of Social Psychology, Helath Psychology and/or Work and Organisational Psychology.

There is a lot of attention for ethical reflection. As a Master's graduate, you can contribute to the recording, analysing and solving of current issues. Please consider broad themes, such as:

  • integration and participation issues
  • consumer and health-related behaviour
  • sustainable availability of employees
  • innovation and performance in organizations
  • divorce issues

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • From Theory To Intervention
  • Academic Professional Social, Health And Organisational Psychology
  • Communication: Effective Interaction In Theory And Practice
  • Social Influence, Public Communication And Advertising
  • Internship Track Social Influence
  • Health Promotion
  • Nudging
  • Internship Track Health Promotion
  • Work And Performance
  • Organisational Development
  • Internship Track Work And Organisation
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 93

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree (equivalent of a Dutch University Bachelor’s degree) in Psychology and can demonstrate the following knowledge, insight, and skills:
  • You have basic academic knowledge about the major fields of Psychology (including Experimental Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical/Health Psychology, Social/Organizational Psychology).
  • You have advanced academic knowledge of: Social Psychology (including social cognition and attitudes, interpersonal processes, group processes) and/or Health Psychology (including self-regulation, motivation and emotion, and the psychology of health) and/or Work and Organizational Psychology (including work psychology, organizational psychology, Human Resource Management).
  • You are able to design and conduct quantitative scientific research in the field of Social, Health or Organizational Psychology (under supervision). You can use multivariate statistics to analyze your results, and you can report and reflect on your research in a critical and constructive manner.
  • Proof of your proficiency in English (CAE- Level B, CPC- Grade C).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 15167 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA


Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

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