Occupational Health Psychology (MSc)
- Part of
- Psychology (MSc)
The master's specialisation Occupational Health Psychology draws upon and integrates knowledge of several disciplines in psychology, with a clear focus on workers and their work setting.
Gert-Jan Kamps, MSc
“I now realize that all these scientific exercises and assignments are a great way to prepare yourself for a job in the work field you see yourself working in later.”
What does this master's programme entail?
Are you interested in the new but rapidly developing area within psychology? “Occupational Health Psychology concerns the application of psychology to improving the quality of work life and to protecting and promoting the safety, health and well-being of workers” (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health – NIOSH). Occupational Health Psychology is designed to address the contemporary societal concerns for occupational health and safety. The term ‘health’ in ‘occupational health psychology’ does not only include workers’ physical state, but also emotional, cognitive, motivational and behavioural aspects.
Reasons to choose Occupational Health Psychology at Leiden University
Leiden University is the only university in The Netherlands where you can study this unique specialisation.
Occupational Health Psychology is widely oriented at the job market; from researcher to consultant, coach or HR manager
You will learn to look at the context of the workplace from different disciplines: Health Psychology, Social and Organisational Psychology and Applied Cognitive Psychology. This makes Occupational Health Psychology a very wide-ranging specialisation.
You will study relevant subjects, like stress, safety and work-life balance. You can make a real difference this the well-being of people.
Occupational Health Psychology: the right programme for you?
The master’s specialisation Occupational Health Psychology in Leiden includes courses from three disciplines in psychology: health psychology, social and organisational psychology and applied cognitive psychology. Besides the mandatory courses students can choose an internship position, a thesis subject and several electives of their own interest within these various disciplines in psychology. In this way students are able to choose specific topics depending on their own interest and ambitions. The integrative approach and the combination of theory with analysis of realistic case studies make the master’s specialisation in Occupational Health Psychology at Leiden University unique and useful for a wide range of careers.