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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.

Career Perspectives

The 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.