Master of Science in Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology
SEK 219,400 *
Earliest start date
03 Sep 2024
* tuition fees for students outside EU/EES/Switzerland: 219,400 SEK total for the program
Moving to a new country, starting studies and a new life is a big step. Luckily for you, our students have already been through the process! Therefore, they would like to invite you to a webinar for students by students.
Do you want to learn more about people at work? The program will give you a deeper understanding of people and their interactions in professional life.
Master of Science (120 credits) with specialization in industrial and organizational psychology. Main study area: Psychology
This is Linnaeus University
Linnaeus University is a modern, international university in the southeast of Sweden. We are located in two nature-loving cities, one by the Baltic sea and one surrounded by lakes in the greenest city in Europe. More facts about Linnaeus University:
- Founded in 2010 through a merger between Kalmar University and Växjö University;
- Located in Kalmar and Växjö;
- 44,000 enrolled students;
- 2,200 enrolled international students;
- 6th largest university in Sweden in terms of the number of students;
- 780 partner universities in more than 80 countries;
- 100-degree programs on the first-cycle level, 8 of them taught in English;
- 80-degree programs on the second cycle level, 35 of them taught in English.
Roughly 15 minutes by bike from the city center, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with a university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.
What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavor. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city center and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!
A qualified specialist in work and organizational psychology may work with the evaluation and development of organizations, with psychosocial issues, or as an internal consultant on organizational development. Since the program has a significant element of intercultural competence, such a person could also provide important expertise in developing global strategies for multinational organizations.
Our graduates have gone on to work in a variety of environments, from modern start-up companies to large multinational organizations (including TESLA, Accenture, the United Nations, Daimler, and PwC), governments, and charities.
The program targets national and international students with a bachelor's degree and 90 credits in psychology, with an interest to specialize in one of the most important areas in modern applied psychology. A Master in Work and Organizational Psychology opens up opportunities for employment in a wide range of private and public organizations.
The program contains elements of relevant practical activities. We have established links with public organizations and private companies in the region, and students have a valuable opportunity to interact with them at several points during the program. We also have a range of external speakers from industry (some international) and alumni talks. The thesis research problem should have a clear link to work and organizational psychology and provides an opportunity to conduct research on real-world problems with relevance to the modern workplace and organizations.
Important information about the program
We speak, read, and write English in this program. Not only English but academic English. You need to master academic English on a rather high level so that you will be able to demonstrate that your learning curve is ascending. Most exams are written, and seminars and lectures are of course dependent on your oral performance.
This is an academic program with more focus on generic skills and less on practical skills. The step from bachelor to master will be a big one, in one's abilities to approach any situation in work-life with an analytical mind, scrutinizing approach, and not least with a critical eye. It is about the maturation of thinking, of solving problems, creating solutions, etc. Also, a master's degree will tell any future employer that you are a quick learner!
Psychology relies heavily on quantitative methodology, though mixed methods, etc., are slowly advancing into the scientific community. Therefore, be prepared that you are expected to know at least basic statistics, e.g., t-test, correlation, ANOVA (Analysis of Variance), and MRA (Multiple Regression Analysis)