International Joint Master of Research in Work and Organizational Psychology

Masters Programme

Human behavior plays a fundamental role at the work place and in organizations around the globe. The International Joint Master of Research in Work and Organizational Psychology addresses a wide range of topics from organizational behavior, over entrepreneurship practices to advanced research methods. In essence, this Master’s program seeks to provide a better understanding of the key factors leading to organizational and business success. The two-year program is an in-depth and research-oriented program with a joint degree from Leuphana University, Maastricht University, and the University of Valencia.

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Work and Organizational Psychology - The Programme

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Work and Organizational Psychology - The Programme


The Master’s program is a joint program by Leuphana University of Lüneburg in Germany, the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, and the University of Valencia in Spain. The three universities contribute to the program with their distinguished profiles in the respective areas. The program 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.

The program addresses students who are committed to excellence and seek to pursue an academic or managerial career in the specialized area of work and organizational psychology. The program links advanced theoretical and methodological knowledge with hands-on research training to implement projects in the laboratory and the field. Furthermore, the program will foster the students’ understanding of the most pressing challenges of the working society in the 21st century. The program is especially qualified for students who are interested in a follow-up PhD program in the field of work and organizational psychology.

The international environment across three different European countries helps the students to acquire extensive intercultural competencies, collaborative, communicative, and language skills in addition to their professional training. The program provides students the opportunity to develop strong international social ties and to take the perspectives of their counterparts. All these skills are highly important for professionals and researchers in the globalized area of work and organizations. Students of the program will receive an excellent education to enter their future applied and academic fields.

On successful completion of the program, students will be awarded a joint Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Work and Organizational Psychology from Leuphana University of Lüneburg, from the University of Maastricht, and from the University of Valencia.


Here you can find further information on the course content of the Masters programme Work & Organizational Psychology.

Overview of Modules of the International Joint Master of Research in Work and Organizational Psychology ©Leuphana
Overview of Modules International Joint Master of Research in Work and Organizational Psychology (M.Sc.)

Study Regulations and Subject-Specific Schedule

Teaching Personnel

Programme Director

  • Prof. Dr. Michael Gielnik

Deputy Programme Director

  • Prof. Dr. David Loschelder

Career Prospects

Students will be best prepared for an academic career or a career in internationally operating organizations 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.

You can find statements from graduates of the programme on the website of Maastricht University.

Doctoral Track

As a student in our programme, you have the opportunity to start your doctorate early via the Doctoral Track. Thus, you to become part of the scientific community of our doctoral research groups at an early stage, giving you the unique opportunity to combine your Master's and doctoral studies and, with your doctorate in sight, to obtain your Master's degree en-route.

Admission Requirements and Application

The Master's program is aimed at national and international students who either have a university Bachelor degree in Psychology, a university Bachelor degree with predominantly psychological components, or any equivalent (70 ECTS Psychology, 30 ECTS Methods). This means that UAS degrees do not meet the entry requirement.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the awarding universities set a minimum English Language proficiency level.

For more information on admission requirements, the application and selection procedure, as well as the course fee, please refer to the websites of Maastricht University.

PLEASE NOTE: The application phase begins in September and ends on 1 March.

Apply now at Maastricht University.

International Students

The study programme matches your interests? Then you will find further information for prospective international students on residence and social matters, such as visa, residence permit, health insurance or finding accommodation, on the following pages. Please note that the information for incoming exchange students and international degree-seeking students differs slightly.

Information for incoming exchange students

Information for international degree-seeking students

At a Glance

Degree awarded: Master of Science (M.Sc.), Joint Degree
Application deadline: March 1
Application via: Maastricht University
Type of Programme: consecutive, academic prerequisites
Study places: 30
Start date: September 1
Extent: 120 ECTS
Duration: 4 Semester
Language:  English
Tuition fees: see Maastricht University

Quality Seal M.Sc. Business Psychology DGPs

Quality Seal M.Sc. Business Psychology DGPs ©Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie e. V. (DGPs)

The quality seal is awarded by the German Psychological Society (DGPs) for psychology degree programmes with excellent academic quality.

DAAD funding programme

DAAD funding programme ©DAAD

The DAAD programme "Integrated International Degree Programmes with Double Degrees", financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is intended to make a lasting contribution to the establishment and expansion of international structures at the German higher education institutions and, in this master’s programme, particularly promotes the mobility of students during their study phases in Maastricht and Valencia by providing full scholarships.

Contact and Counselling

First contact point

For programme-specific questions, please contact the following e-mail address:

Information Office

Building 8, Ground Level
Fon +49.4131.677-2277

Campus opening hours
Mon - Thu 9.00 am - 4:00 pm
Fr 9.00 am - 12 noon

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