Work and Organisational Psychology

Leuphana University of Lüneburg

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The Work and Organisational Psychology programme of Leuphana University of Lüne­burg is a joint pro­gram with the University of Maastricht in the Nether­lands, and the University of Valencia in Spain.


The Work and Organisational Psychology programme of Leuphana University of Lüne­burg of­fers a high­ly attrac­tive and aca­de­mi­cal­ly out­stan­ding edu­ca­ti­on in work and or­ga­niza­t­io­nal psy­cho­lo­gy. Spe­ci­fi­cal­ly, the pro­gram aims at the de­ve­lop­ment of theo­re­ti­cal, me­tho­do­lo­gi­cal, or­ga­niza­t­io­nal, and com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ve skills that are re­le­vant to rea­li­ze, de­ve­lop, and eva­lua­te re­se­arch and ap­p­lied pro­jects wi­t­hin work and or­ga­niza­t­io­nal psy­cho­lo­gy.

Programme structure

The first se­mes­ter ta­kes place at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Maas­tricht. In the first se­mes­ter, stu­dents learn ba­sic and ad­van­ced know­ledge in the are­as of hu­man re­sour­ces, or­ga­niza­t­i­ons, hu­man co­gni­ti­on and per­for­mance, work psy­cho­lo­gy, and sta­tis­tics.

The se­cond se­mes­ter will be held in Lüne­burg at Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty. The cour­ses co­ver hu­man re­sour­ce ma­nage­ment and ne­go­tia­ti­on from an in­ter­cul­tu­ral per­spec­tive. Fur­ther­mo­re, the stu­dents will learn about clas­si­cal and the la­test cont­ri­bu­ti­ons to work and or­ga­niza­t­io­nal psy­cho­lo­gy in an in­ten­si­ve rea­ding cour­se. Me­tho­do­lo­gi­cal skills will be pro­vi­ded in cour­ses on re­se­arch de­signs and in a group re­se­arch pro­ject.

In the third se­mes­ter, stu­dents will move to Va­len­cia. Stu­dents at­tend ad­van­ced cour­ses around the main area of in­ter­ven­ti­ons in work and or­ga­niza­t­io­nal psy­cho­lo­gy. In-depth clas­ses on in­ter­ven­ti­on me­thods and a group re­se­arch pro­ject will be taught.

The fourth se­mes­ter ta­kes place at one of the three uni­ver­si­ties, whe­re the stu­dents will wri­te their Mas­ter the­sis. In the first se­mes­ter, stu­dents will be pro­vi­ded with a list of ge­ne­ral to­pics for their re­se­arch pro­ject/ Mas­ter the­sis, and the cor­re­spon­ding uni­ver­si­ties for su­per­vi­si­on.

Career prospects

Stu­dents will be best pre­pa­red for an aca­de­mic ca­re­er or a ca­re­er in in­ter­na­tio­nal­ly ope­ra­ting or­ga­niza­t­i­on with de­part­ments in the field of work and or­ga­niza­t­io­nal psy­cho­lo­gy. De­pen­ding on their in­di­vi­du­al pro­fi­le, stu­dents have mul­ti­ple ca­re­er op­ti­ons es­pe­cial­ly in hu­man per­for­mance re­la­ted re­se­arch are­as such as hu­man re­sour­ces, work psy­cho­lo­gy, or or­ga­niza­t­io­nal de­ve­lop­ment. Stu­dents will also have ac­cess to lea­ding po­si­ti­ons in busi­ness and con­sul­ting, pu­blic ad­mi­nis­tra­ti­on or po­li­cy ad­vi­sing.

Due to the in­ter­na­tio­nal scope of the pro­gram and the strong fo­cus on the psy­cho­lo­gy of work and or­ga­niza­t­i­ons, stu­dents of this pro­gram will find va­rious job op­por­tu­nities around the glo­be.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


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

  • The Mas­ter’s pro­gram is ai­med at na­tio­nal and in­ter­na­tio­nal stu­dents who eit­her have a Ba­che­lor de­gree in Psy­cho­lo­gy, a Ba­che­lor de­gree with pre­do­mi­nant­ly psy­cho­lo­gi­cal com­po­n­ents, or any equi­va­lent (70 ECTS Psy­cho­lo­gy, 30 ECTS Me­thods).
  • curriculum vitae
  • letter of motivation
  • proficiency in English
  • official grades transcript

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

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Work and Organisational Psychology
Leuphana University of Lüneburg


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