Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English, Dutch (book IELTS)
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
The field of Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology studies the factors that influence how people feel and behave at work, as well as the consequences of this behavior. The Organizational and Personnel Psychology programme is offered by the University of Groningen.


The Organizational and Personnel Psychology programme is offered by the University of Groningen. Our master programme focuses on such diverse topics as motivation, leadership, (un)ethical behavior, goal pursuit, aging at work and career development, training and coaching, personality, and creativity. This large diversity of topics is also reflected in our research methods, our staff, and our teaching programme. Our courses help you gain advanced knowledge of cutting-edge research and gives you the opportunity to develop a broad set of professional skills. It is precisely this combination of theory and practice that makes Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology an exciting field to study and to work in.

The WOP Master aims to deliver highly skilled and versatile WOP psychologists who are capable of independently monitoring and contributing to new developments in the field. After completing our program, you will have gained the knowledge and skills required to analyze, understand, and change a wide variety of phenomena that occur in organizations.

Job prospects:

The Master in Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology prepares you for a wide range of careers. WOP psychologists often work in organizational practice, but also in applied or fundamental research institutes. In recent years our alumni have, for example, found jobs as trainer, coach, career counselor, mediator, policy advisor, management consultant, change manager, HR consultant, assessment psychologist, and researcher.

Job examples:

  • trainer
  • coach
  • career counselor
  • mediator
  • policy advisor
  • management consultant
  • project leader
  • (interim) manager
  • change manager
  • employee of a Research & Development Department
  • recruitment psychologist
  • HR consultant
  • consultant

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Multivariate Models
  • Repeated Measures
  • Coaching Skills 
  • Advanced Research Methods in social and organizational Psychology 
  • Power and Leadership 
  • Competence and Motivation 
  • Creativity and Innovation in Organizations 
  • Test Construction
  • Aging at Work and Career Development
For more information, please visit the programme's website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • Dutch
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • Applicants should have qualifications that justify the expectation of successful completion of the programme in due time. These qualifications include knowledge and experience in relevant theories, statistics and experience with statistical software packages. Please be aware of our high level of statistics during the bachelor psychology programme and subsequent to this the required high level of statistics in our master Psychology programme.
  • Non-native English speakers must moreover provide evidence of satisfactory results for one of the standard tests. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2006 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Groningen

  • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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