• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English
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


 Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders

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

  • More details:

    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.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

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).

Academic Requirements

  • Besides TOEFL, IELTS and CAE, also Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE - at least Grade C) is accepted as a proof of English Proficiency.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15575 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15575 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

For more information about tuition fees and exemptions have a look at the programme website.

Living costs for Utrecht

  • 900 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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:

  • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships
  • Holland Scholarships
  • Orange Tulip Scholarships
  • Canadian student loans
  • Fulbright / NAF
  • US Federal Loans
  • Erasmus+ Master loans

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.