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M.Sc. On Campus

Social, Health and Organisational Psychology

Utrecht University

12 months
17500 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Unhealthy eating habits. Workplace bullying. Although a wide range of issues, the same rule applies to all of them: it comes down to the way in which people affect each other's behaviour. In the Social, Health and Organisational Psychology programme at Utrecht University, you study human behaviour and behaviour change in a social, health, or organisational context.

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During the Social, Health and Organisational Psychology  programme at Utrecht University , you will choose between the following three tracks:

  • Social Influence: about the social influence of behaviour and attitude change
  • Health Promotion: about improving health-related behaviour
  • Work and Organisation: about the functioning and wellbeing of individuals and teams in organisations

By choosing a track and elective courses you can explore your personal field of interest.

Research driven

This Master’s programme connects closely to our research programmes Social-cognitive and Interpersonal Determinants of Behaviour, Health Psychology: Self-regulation, and Work and Organisational Psychology. Connecting theory and practice is essential in our Master's. You will develop theory-driven interventions by means of the PATH model (Problem-Analysis-Test-Help).

Career Prospects

The knowledge and skills you gain in this Master's programme provide access to a broad spectrum of occupational opportunities. Graduates get (sometimes after a traineeship or further education) a large variety of jobs in commercial organisations and in the public sector. 

You can also start your own company. Due to the strong international focus of our programme, you are an attractive employee for organisations from all over the world.

Professional jobs

  • organisational consultant (KPN, Berenschot or Cap Gemini)
  • trainer, coach (Pure Talent, Universities of Applied Sciences)
  • expert in behaviour change (d&b, Milieu Centraal, Arcadis Nederland)
  • health psychologist (Nutricia, Philips, Local Community Health Service (GGD), first-line basic healthcare instituitions (e.g. general practitioners))
  • project manager (Team Alert, Publicis Amsterdam)
  • consultant for public communication (Hilversum Media Campus, NPO)
  • consultant for marketing or advertising (Coolblue, STER reclame,
  • consultant for recruitment & selection, HRM (Yacht, Hays, Akerendam, CEB, Randstad)
  • consultant for policy makers (Government, ministries, township, NS (in Dutch))
  • work psychologist (Falke & Verbaan, Volker Wessels)
  • researcher (TNO, Trendsactive, Motivaction, TNS NIPO,, Toota Research, CBS, Ipsos, Anti Discriminatie Bureau Radar)


Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • From Theory to Intervention
  • Academic Professional Social, Health and Organisational Psychology
  • Communication: Effective Interaction in Theory and Practice
  • Social Influence, Public Communication and Advertising
  • Internship Social, Health and Organisational Psychology, Track Social Influence
  • Master's Thesis Social, Health and Organisational Psychology, Track Social Influence

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Please note that the application deadline for students with an EU/EEA or Swiss nationality may be extended to 1 June.




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An academic Bachelor’s degree. Our International Students Admission’s office will verify whether a non-Dutch academic degree is equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree at a Dutch research university. All international Bachelor’s degrees are evaluated based on standards set by the NUFFIC. 
  • If your degree is assessed as less than equivalent to a 3-year Dutch research University degree, or as a bachelor from a university of applied sciences, you are most likely not eligible for admission. 
  • Sufficient command of the English language

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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