M.Sc. Psychology: Work, Economy and Society
What is the program about?
The Master's study
program "M.Sc. Work, Economy and Society" has been developed in close
collaboration with the Department's renowned teaching and
research institutions for Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Consumer Psychology, Social Psychology and Educational Psychology. The aim of the
Master's program is to enable students
to expand and transfer their theoretical knowledge by designing and implementing their
own empirical research ideas.The 2-year program offers flexible modules in selected research and applied areas as well as excellent post-graduate
education in advanced experimental, data-analytical and assessment methods. Students can also
chose a related elective subject that endorses their academic career.
What else does the program offer?
During the study program, it is possible for students to take part in one of the various exchange programs with leading universities in the USA or Europe to gain international research experience. Students are also encouraged to work as research assistants or interns in one of the many research projects conducted by the department e.g. stress, recovery and health, proactivity, creativity and informal learning, consumer psychology or cognitive and emotional processes during learning and attitude changes.
Master's study program "M.Sc. Work, Economy and Society" prepares
students for an academic career in research and teaching in their chosen areas of study. Thorough training in quantative and
empirical research methods equips graduates with the know-how to conduct
full scale psychological experiments within a consecutive PHD program.
The compulsory eight-week internship during the study program gives
students the opportunity to get to know the occupational fields they
are interested in and enables them to establish contacts and gain
experience in a professional environment. Occupational fields/positions include (but are not limited to) organizational development, human resource development and personell selection, coaching, consultancy, consumer research, marketing agencies (product development), school psychologists or educational advisers.