Work and Organisational Psychology

Maastricht University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
13800 EUR/year
2083 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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In the master’s specialisation in Work and Organisational Psychology offered by Maastricht University you’ll study how people behave in organisations and why they behave the way they do. The programme combines theoretical knowledge about organisational psychology with practical applications that can be implemented in organisations.


The programme covers topics such as human resources, human organisation and work psychology. You’ll also attend a series of workshops that specifically focus on practical skills, such as applying job analyses and measuring human performance. After you’ve obtained your master’s, you’ll have all the preparation you need to become an organisational psychologist. But you could also pursue an academic career, studying the psychology of work and organisations. 

You'll learn how to answer questions such as: 

  • Which working conditions prevent mental fatigue?
  • What motivates people? 
  • What determines the effectiveness of a team?
  • What is leadership?
  • How would you develop a satisfactory selection system for, say, air traffic controllers?
  • Which factors improve the quality of working life for the elderly?
  • How do you stimulate innovation?
The Work and Organisational Psychology programme is offered at Maastricht University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Work Psychology 
  • Practical Training: Occupational Health Audit 
  • Human Resources 
  • Practical Training: What is it like to be a Work and Organisational Psychologist? 
  • Organisation and Cognition 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

You need to have the following documents:

  • A recent passport picture. The passport picture must satisfy certain requirements.
  • A Copy of your valid passport or identity card. 
  • A Copy of your most recent grades transcript and a copy of your diploma if you have obtained it.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13800 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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Work and Organisational Psychology
Maastricht University


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