Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology, Master Programme

120 credits

Do you want to learn more about people at work?

The programme will give you a deeper understanding of people and their interaction in professional life.

The programme targets national and international students with a bachelors 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 programme contains elements of relevant practical activities, that is, the student interacts with private or public organizations in the community. The thesis research problem should have a clear link to work and organizational psychology.

The programme is offered provided the necessary decisions.


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 programme has a significant element of intercultural competence, such a person could also provide important expertise in developing global strategies for multinational organizations.


Master of science (120 credits) with specialization in industrial and organizational psychology. Main study area: Psychology

Important information about the programme

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 maturation of thinking, of solving problems, creating solutions, etc. Also, a master degree will tell any future employer that you are a quick learner!

Quantitative methodology
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)

Student testimonials

Andrea Strinic
This program will allow you to learn more about various subjects within the field of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, but it also aims to allow you to explore your interests within these diverse subjects. It gives you the possibility of posing research questions and finding possible answers to topics that appeal to you. The structure of the program will allow you a great degree of freedom and independence, of course with continuous guidance and support. This is a great opportunity for you to delve deeper into Industrial and Organizational Psychology and explore your interests.

In today's times we are confronted with constant rapid change and a need for innovation, and organizational setting is no exception to that. Thus, the program aims not to only focus on knowledge that is relevant right now, but to equip you with a possibility of developing skills that will help you critically evaluate current knowledge, push it further and acquire the ability to quickly adapt and learn new things. Employers will have various demands, but we aim to give you the setting in which you will develop the needed skills to adapt to these demands.



Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.