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Social Psychology

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Language of education
English (100%)
12 months
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

The Master’s program in Social Psychology focuses on both individual and group behavior in formal and informal social contexts.

It studies how people behave in their social surroundings and what influences this behavior. Particularly problems related to consumer behavior, work and organizational behavior and decision making in social, economic and organizational contexts are important themes in this Master program.

Related to these themes, three separate tracks have been formed, each with its own focus and study program:

The common denominator of the three tracks is that they all refer to specific disciplines within social psychology. The difference between the tracks is the focus on the type of behavior. The social psychology track caters for students who want to specialize in general human social behavior. The economic psychology track caters to students who want to specialize in economic and consumer behavior. The work and organizational track caters to students who want to specialize in work behavior. All tracks prepare for an academic and a vocational career. However, compared to the two year research master program, all tracks offer more chances to apply knowledge in real-life settings.

Social Psychology Tracks

The Track Social Psychology studies how the social environment influences human thought, emotion, and behavior. Because social influence is pervasive in almost everything people think, feel, and do. Continue reading about the Social Psychology Track

The Track Economic Psychology studies the psychological mechanisms that underlie consumption and other economic behaviors. It is an area where psychology and economics intersect. Continue reading about the Economic Psychology track

The Track Work and Organizational Psychology concentrates on sciencebased solutions to human problems in work and organizational settings. It aims to understand how to achieve each of the following objectives: optimizing performance, improving processes and relationships, enhancing fairness and equity, and increasing subjective well-being. Continue reading about the Work and Organizational Psychology track

Social Psychology Career Prospects

With an MSc in Social Psychology, you can work in positions at an academic level in research, communication, policy, consulting, human development and organization development in private, semi-private or governmental organizations. With this MSc, you are able to conduct theoretical and applied research to advance scientific knowledge in the areas of social, economic and work and organizational psychology. You are also able to contribute to many applied fields, because you will be able to develop tools and interventions to solve practical problems in the areas of social, economic and work and organizational psychology and to research the effectiveness thereof.

Social Psychology Related Programs

Besides the Master in Social Psychology, Tilburg University offers several other Social Sciences Related programs such as the MSc. Social and Behavioural Sciences

See which other programs are related to the Master Social Psychology program.

Social Psychology Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Master in Social Psychology will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at Tilburg University.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Social Psychology program.

About Tilburg University

At Tilburg University, our mission is to inspire students and faculty members to reach their full potential, and in doing so, reap a positive impact on the society around them. Our education and research is internationally inspired and is ground breaking. Tilburg is represented among the top institutes in the international university rankings.

Tilburg University educational programs instil a broad social awareness in our students along with critical personal and professional skills. Learning and development are offered at all career levels. Research endeavours aim to advance the frontiers of knowledge on issues and subjects of direct value to society – and are actively disseminated and applied within the community with this objective in mind. We play an active part in the local community and that of the region, the Netherlands and the entire world, maintaining close contact at all levels.

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