Job prospects Occupational- and Organizational Psychology (Master of Science)

Faculty of Life Sciences

The world of work is changing at an ever increasing pace so employers actively seek out graduates who can adapt to changing circumstances and environments. Flexibility is key – in organizational structures, employment situations, work hours and work locations. As a result, there is a strong demand on advanced skills in occupational- and organizational psychology. This requires to understand novel scientifically founded concepts in human resources and organizational design. Furthermore, both the enterprises as well as employees must continuously strive to adapt to the changing circumstances and environments. These challenges develop continuously from a mere organizational to a psychological topic. This requires in-depths skills in the psychologically grounded personal- and organizational development as well as in the underlying theories.

The professional field of graduates of the Master degree Occupational- and Organisational Psychology is broad in nature. Areas of operation range from economic enterprises and consultancy firms to psychological services at the state level, such as the Federal Institution of Employment (Bundesanstalt für Arbeit), supervisory authorities and the armed forces (Bundeswehr). Possible fields of work include:

  • Human resource management
  • Psychological diagnostics and assessments in recruitment processes
  • Human resources development
  • Workplace health management
  • Organizational consulting and –development for work conditions and processes conducive for mental well-being
  • Consultancy services in the field of professional orientation and building professional leadership skills
  • Training leaders and senior management on social competencies to lead enterprises and organisations

Quick overview

Study Commencement Date
01. October (WS)

Study Duration
Full-time / 4 semesters

Study Fees

795 Euro / month 

Enrolment fees
One-off payment: 100 Euro

Master of Science

Field of work
› Organisational consulting and
› Marketing and market research
› staff/employee recruitment aptitude testing
  training courses and coaching
› workplace health management

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