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
To be admitted to the master’s degree, applicants must demonstrate the following requirements:
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.
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:
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||Specific methods of multivariate research|
|module||In-depth psychological diagnostics and expert opinions|
|module||Industrial and organizational psychology|
|module||Research specialization in work and organizational psychology|
|module||Further psychological fields of application|
A content and thematic option is available for all students in the basic, application and research area.
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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