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.
TracksDuring this Master’s programme in Social, Health and Organisational Psychology from Utrecht University, you will choose between the following three tracks:
Research drivenThis 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 orientationThe 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.
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:
Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
For non-EU applicants only: if you need an early admissions decision in order to apply for scholarships, you should submit your application before February 1.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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.Book IELTS
Minimum required score (Grade B):
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Minimum required score:
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).
You are able to express yourself in proficient English, both orally and in written text, as evidenced by your motivation letter and/or writing sample, and the interview that is part of the selection procedure.
For more information about tuition fees and exemptions have a look at the programme website.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. You can begin your search for funding by reviewing the list below, which contains some of the scholarships and loans available to international students:
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