Overview

The research-oriented master's degree in psychology with a focus on work, organizational and health psychology serves to expand and deepen specialist knowledge in basic psychological disciplines, the application areas of work and organizational psychology and health psychology, other psychological fields of application and the practice of special psychological research methods and diagnostic skills. Competencies for analysis, diagnosis, evaluation and design of psychological processes in various fields of practice are conveyed. In addition, selected aspects of work, organizational and health psychology are deepened in an application-oriented manner.

In the field of work and organizational psychology, we focus on processes of individual and collective experience and action by people in the work and organizational world as well as in the interplay of work and relaxation (e.g. work design, corporate health promotion), on group processes (e.g. cooperation in work groups, leadership, social identity) and organizational processes (e.g. organizational development). The focus is on central concepts and methods of psychological leadership and group research. Interfaces with basic psychological disciplines (especially with social psychology) and non-psychological disciplines (e.g. business administration) are worked out.

In the area of ??health psychology, health psychological theories, research areas and intervention concepts of evidence-based health promotion are deepened in various contexts (e.g. organizations, communities, rehabilitation). Interdisciplinary interfaces between health psychological research and other basic psychological (e.g. social psychology, developmental psychology) and application disciplines (e.g. industrial and organizational psychology; behavioral medicine) as well as non-psychological disciplines (e.g. epidemiology, psychosomatics) are worked out

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted to the master’s degree, applicants must demonstrate the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology or an equivalent professional German or foreign university degree that includes at least six semesters of psychology studies. Of the achievements of the qualifying university degree, at least 10 credit points (CP) must be in the field of statistics, 10 CP in the field of clinical psychology, 10 CP in the field of psychological diagnostics and 10 CP in the field of industrial, organizational and business psychology as well as a further 5 CP can be proven from another psychological application subject. The services must have been provided within the framework of the qualifying university degree. Additional services going beyond that are not counted. Only modules that deal exclusively with the relevant topics count.
  • If the bachelor's degree is not yet available at the time of application, proof must be provided for the application that at least 120 LP are available in completed modules (proof by Transcript of Records) and the bachelor thesis has either been registered or has already been submitted (proof by registered module in Transcript of Records or registration certificate issued by the examination office). If no bachelor thesis is planned in the course, this must also be proven. Proof of language proficiency in the scope of level B 2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ??(GER) for applicants who did not obtain their university degree at an educational establishment in which English is the language of instruction.

The forms provided in the application process with details of the admission requirements and selection points - the self-assessment form (Appendix 2) and the confirmation from the university (Appendix 3) - are a necessary part of the application and must be completed in full.

Applicants who have completed their degree at a foreign university or equivalent institution must provide evidence of German language skills at level C1. This can be done by passing the German language test for university entrance (DSH) or by providing evidence of an equivalent level of knowledge according to the regulations for the German language test for university entrance of foreign applicants at the Free University of Berlin.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification objectives of each individual module and an exemplary course plan and defines the type and requirements of the examination performance of the modules and the master’s examination. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified. In the master’s degree course, a total of 120 credit points (CP) including the master’s thesis worth 30 CP must be proven.

The focus is divided into the following areas:

  • Methods and Diagnostics (25 CP)
  • Basics (10 CP)
  • Application (35 CP)
  • Research (10 CP)
  • Advanced practice (10 CP)
  • Master thesis (30 CP)

The master's thesis should show that the students are able to independently work on and present a research task using scientific methods. After successfully completing the study program, the university degree Master of Science (M.Sc.) is awarded.

Modules of the course

Methods and diagnostics

module Multivariate data analysis
module Evaluation research
module Specific methods of multivariate research
module In-depth psychological diagnostics and expert opinions

Basics

module Basics

application

module Industrial and organizational psychology
module Research specialization in work and organizational psychology
module Health psychology
module Further psychological fields of application

research

  Research workshop

In-depth practice

module In-depth practice

A content and thematic option is available for all students in the basic, application and research area.

CAREER PROSPECTS

People who have completed the course have in-depth scientific knowledge and advanced professional skills.

The degree in the master’s course qualifies for areas of activity that involve the planning and implementation of scientific investigations, specialist training and further education, personnel selection and development, organizational development, personnel and organizational consulting, corporate health management, diagnostic and advisory tasks in health and social services, in administration , Research and education as well as the implementation of psychologically sound measures in the respective areas of activity

Depending on the type of previous bachelor's degree and the final grade, the master’s degree in psychology with a focus on occupational, organizational and health psychology at the Free University of Berlin also qualifies for a doctoral degree.


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