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First Year

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Compulsory coursework

Experimentation I: Programming Psychological Experiments 5
Designing an Empirical Study 5
Applied Multivariate Data Analysis - Mini Courses in Statistics 10
Experimentation II: Neuroscientific Research Methods 5
Scientific Writing 5

Track specific compulsory coursework

Social Judgment and Decision Making 10
Group Processes and Intergroup Relations 10

Recommended track-specific electives

Choose 10EC.

Motivation, Power and Leadership 5
Policy and Social Behaviour: Introduction to Environmental Psychology 5
The Psychology of Economic Behaviour 5

Second Year

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Compulsory courses

Analysis of "Own Data" 5
Presenting your Research 5
Master Thesis in Researchmaster Psychology 20
Research Internship Psychology 20

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For the timetables please consult the course descriptions.

Additional information

Programme description

Students who choose to take the Research Masters Programme Social and Organisational Psychology acquire in-depth knowledge of a broad range of theories and research domains in this area, all concerning the way people’s social environment influences thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. This programme focuses specifically on processes within and between groups. Examples of theory development and research in each of these areas are conflict management, leadership, social dilemmas, diversity, stereotyping and prejudice, individual and group decision making. Relevant fields for application are organization and management in particular, but also economic behaviour and environmental issues.

Theoretical models and research methods

The Research Masters program is dedicated to training students in actively working with classic and new theoretical models in Social and Organizational Psychology, and the application of advanced research methods. Elective modules can also be taken from other programmes. Additionally, students in the Research Masters Programme receive extensive training in advanced academic and research skills. During their research internship and master thesis, they focus on a specific topic of their interest in which they acquire hands-on experience by participating in one of the ongoing research projects at the psychology department, under close supervision of the research faculty in research tutorials. The Research Masters Programme is the ideal start for a PhD programme in Social and Organizational Psychology. Master’s programme – Track Social and Organisational Psychology.


Track coursework

In two advanced-level modules (20 EC), students acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding of a range of theories, issues and research domains in Social and Organizational Psychology

Track-specific electives

Students are supposed to choose two (10 EC) from four elective modules in the domain of Social and Organizational Psychology.

Compulsory coursework

The compulsory coursework consists of advanced training in academic and research skills. The design and placement of these modules is designed in such a way that students can immediately apply their newly acquired skills to their own research project. This methodologically-oriented part of the curriculum consists of 9 modules.

Purchasing study material

The books are available at a discount via the bookshop of the study association Labyrint on presentation of your Labyrint membership pass. Otherwise they can be bought from academic booksellers.