Social and Organisational Psychology (MSc)
The master's specialisation Social and Organisational Psychology consists of three main parts: the mandatory and elective courses, a thesis and an internship.
Here you can find the proposed schedule for this master's specialisation. Some variation is possible. Click on the programme to view it at full-screen.
The objectives of this course are gaining in-depth knowledge of theories on intergroup relations, developing a critical evaluation on these theories and research, and applying its content to specific societal problems in the context of inter-group relations.
Individual decision-making and decision-making by dyads or groups are the basic building blocks of team work and organisational behaviour. Performance of teams depends on how groups share, store, and process information, how individuals negotiate with others, how group members interact and cooperate, how groups come up with creative ideas or solve problems, and how people in groups pursue their own goals or contribute to the collective success. This course aims to integrate recent developments in social psychology with insights derived from organisational and economic psychology. The emphasis will be on the relevance of social psychological insights for the understanding of individual and group decision-making. Topics covered will include the rationality of decisions, negotiation, information-sharing in teams, decision-making in groups and ethical decision-making.
Organisational management involves the coordination and facilitation of organisational processes to accomplish core organisational goals. The primary aim of this course is to familiarise students with some of the key topics in the domain of organisational management, and to train them in applying this knowledge to organisational practice. These key topics include human resource management, personnel selection, effective communication with both internal (e.g., employees) and external (e.g., clients) stakeholders, managing the organisation’s identity, corporate social responsibility, and corporate restructures such as mergers and strategic alliances. These topics will be approached by integrating conceptual, empirical and case methods. A second aim of this course is to introduce students to the work field of organisational psychologists, in order to facilitate their orientation on their own future career.
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During this master's specialisation, at least 10 EC must consist of elective courses, of level 500. A full list of electives can be found in the here.