The Master’s program in Social Psychology focuses on both individual and group behavior in formal and informal social contexts. It studies how people behave in their social surroundings and what influences this behavior. Particularly problems related to consumer behavior, work and organizational behavior and decision making in social, economic and organizational contexts are important themes in this Master’s program. Related to these themes, two separate tracks have been formed, both with its own focus and study program:
•Track Economic Psychology •Track Work and Organizational Psychology
Career Perspective Social Psychology
With an MSc in Social Psychology, you can work in positions at an academic level in research, communication, policy, consulting, human development and organization development in private, semi-private or governmental organizations. With this MSc, you are able to conduct theoretical and applied research to advance scientific knowledge in the areas of social, economic and work and organizational psychology. You are also able to contribute to many applied fields, because you will be able to develop tools and interventions to solve practical problems in the areas of social, economic and work and organizational psychology and to research the effectiveness thereof.
In order to be accepted directly onto our Master’s program in Social Psychology, you are required to have the following academic background: 1) A Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Psychology. No exemptions can be made; 2) Advanced knowledge in research methods and statistics, specifically quantitative research; 3) Knowledge of relevant subjects in the field of Social Psychology, Economic Psychology or Work and Organizational Psychology; 4.Familiarity with scientific research and knowledge of the ‘empirical cycle’ (i.e. collecting, analyzing and reporting quantitative data).