Work and Organizational Psychology
Degree awarded: Master of Arts in Social Sciences (work and organizational psychology)
Workload: 120 ECTS
Language of instruction: English
Duration: 2 years
Number of places available: 10
Pre-Requisites: Bachelor degree or equivalent in Psychology or in Social Sciences with specialisation in Psychology.
Tuition fee: 2580 EUR per academic year*
*The tuition fees are based on 2016-2017 ECTS prices
The Master programme started as a European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology (EAWOP) initiative and is developed according to the academic standard of the European Diploma of Psychology (EuroPsy).
Work and organisational psychology is the scientific field of employees, workplaces and organisations. Work and organisational psychologists contribute to an organisation's success by improving the performance and well-being of its people by using psychological principles and research methods to solve problems, to increase workplace productivity, and to improve the quality of work life. The programme covers three fields of study: 1. work psychology; 2. personnel psychology; 3. organisational psychology.
- Enables graduates to apply for professional recognition through the EuroPsy certificate in work and organisational psychology
- EuroPsy diploma holders have passed supervised practice, which gives them a great advantage in their future career path and is recognised and accepted in Europe
- Teaching staff includes prestigious professors from European countries, mainly belonging to ENOP
- Lectures take place during weekends
The programme prepares graduates for professional careers in both public and private sector organisations - personnel management, occupational psychology services, management consultancies, education and training, research, etc. Applying research to increase productivity at the workplace, designing training and assessment programmess, dealing with human-computer interaction and human factor issues (incl. human errors, human – cyber-environment relations), and conducting customer surveys are examples of other possible roles in an organisation.
In an academic context, they are also entitled to access the PhD programmes.
The department is one of Tallinn University of Technology’s youngest departments, which was opened on 1st July, 2009. The department of industrial psychology belongs to TUT’s Faculty of Social Sciences.
The main focal points of the department are industrial psychology and engineering psychology (including work and organizational psychology, ergonomics in engineering) and the branches of psychology related to these fields (including leadership psychology, economic and business psychology, quality of life including quality of work life), as well as engineering education and new educational methods (such as E-learning).
News about TUT Work and Organizational Psychology programme on EAWOP (European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology) webpage HERE
Master in Work and Organizational Psychology is developed according to the academic standard of the European Diploma of Psychology (EuroPsy) and it follows the Reference Model and Minimal Standards of the European Curriculum in Work and Organizational Psychology established by the European Network of Work and Organizational Psychology Professors (ENOP). Our network involves six Northern European universities: Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania), University of Latvia (Latvia), University of Silesia (Poland), Mälardalen University (Sweden), Aalto University (Finland) and Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia).
The Master in Work and Organizational Psychology has four main objectives:
- to offer a European referent of training in Work and Organizational Psychology to the students
- to for aapply European Diploma (EuroPsy) of Work and Organizational Psychology supported by the European Federation of Psychology Association (EFPA)
- to contribute towards students’ competitiveness and to prepare the students to be competent as independent practitioners in Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology at the entry level as independent practitioners
- to promote the mobility of students across Europe.
The teaching staff that participates in the Master's programme is composed of well-recognized researchers and professionals. Every network university contributes to the highly competent teaching staff. In addition, very prestigious professors from other European countries, mainly belonging to ENOP (European Network of Organizational Psychologists), teach in the Master's programme. In this way, we reinforce the European perspective of the training.
Students are awarded a TUT diploma and shall receive a diploma supplement signed and sealed by the host university. The students’ mobility will be undertaken according to the rules of the LLP/Erasmus programme.
Work and organizational psychology is the scientific field of employees, workplaces, and organizations. Work and organizational psychologists contribute to an organization's success by improving the performance and well-being of its people. Work and organizational psychologists apply psychology to the workplace by using psychological principles and research methods to solve problems, to increase workplace productivity, and to improve the quality of work life.
The benefits that EuroPsy can offer to various participants:
- Work opportunities: Clients may eventually choose a EuroPsy holder over someone holding a national diploma only, especially where the national diploma has been obtained without supervised practice
- Mobility: Automatic recognition of professional qualifications in other countries
- Transparency for clients: Clients across Europe will get a better view of psychologists’ qualifications
- Quality: EuroPsy will be a guarantee of quality for professionals
- Status: Prestige of universities associated with EuroPsy
STRUCTURE OF THE CURRICULUM
Basic studies 24 ECTS
Core studies 30 ECTS
Special studies 24 ECTS
Free choice courses 6 ECTS
Practice 6 ECTS
Thesis 30 ECTS
TOTAL: 120 ECTS
Research Methods and Data Analysis
Intervention Methods and Intervention Evaluation
Orientation: Introduction to Work, Organisational and Personnel Psychology
Ethics and Values in Work and Organisational Psychology
Consultancy and Counselling Skills
Assessment and Measurement in Work and Organisational Psychology
Organisational Theory and Psychology
Work and Industrial Psychology
Fundamentals of Personnel Psychology
Occupational Health Psychology and Quality of Working Life
Personnel Planning, Selection and Performance Appraisal
Intervention in Work Psychology
Personnel Development and Training
Health and Safety at the Workplace
Organisational Development and Innovation
Virtual, Mobile and Multi-locational work
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Labour Market Processes and Policy
FREE CHOICE COURSES
Please pay attention as this programme you are applying for, has specific prerequisites:
- Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with specialization in Psychology
Motivation letter/personal statement
For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted.
Please include following:
- highlight why you would like to attend the chosen programme
- present a short analysis on why considering your personality, background, interests, skills and plans for the future you think this programme would be benefical for you
- describe what you would like to achieve in the course of your studies
PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification.
Skype interview (applicants may be requested for Skype interview if more information is needed)
For general admission requirements please visit the Admissions section.
Master of Wrok and Organizational Psychology programme
1 ECTS in Master's studies
Head of the programme
Prof. Mare Teichmann
e-mail: mare at pekonsult dot ee
phone: (+372) 5087510
address: Akadeemia tee 3
room: X - 334
Mrs. Liina Randmann
e-mail: liina dot randmann at ttu dot ee
phone: (+372) 620 2656; (+372) 5281159
address: Akadeemia tee 3
room: X - 334
Mrs. Ly Kurist
e-mail: ly dot kurist at pekonsult dot ee
phone: (+372) 56655600
address: Akadeemia tee 3
room: X - 334
- European Curriculum in W&O Psychology Reference Model and Minimal Standards
- About EuroPsy: European Federation of Psychologists’ Association (EFPA)
- Prof. Mare Teichmann is the Estonian representative in the European Network of Work and Organizational Psychology Professors (ENOP)
- The Estonian Work and Organizational Psychology Association (EWOPA) is an authorised member of European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)
- TUT Institute of Industrial Psychology
Virtual mobility & digital teaching tools
- Evidence-based Management
Visiting Professor Denise Rousseau (USA)
Prof. Mare Teichmann
How it started
EAWOP Task Force: Baltic Area Alliance Board 2009
Visiting Prof. Denise Rosseau (USA) presented her own theory “Psychological Contracts”
- companies, working as practitioners
- academic context, as postgraduates are entitled to access the PhD programmes
"The curriculum was developed taking into account the ENOP-EAWOP Reference Model for education for Work and Organizational Psychologists. On behalf of EAWOP, we retain that such programme has been developed following the most up-to-date European trends in the education of Work and Organizational Psychologists, and therefore we strongly support it."
Professor in University of Bologna
"What I love about the Work and Organisational Psychology programme is that the professors employ different approaches to keep the students interested, starting from group discussions and projects to individual studies and essay writing. The classes are relatively small, which gives a personal touch to the studies because professors can devote more time and attention to each student. Another great aspect about studying in Tallinn Tech is the truly international environment! I was studying with people from Peru, Ukraine, Finland, Norway, Moldova, Estonia, India and Greece, and in the field of work and organisational psychology this is a true asset and advantage to have experienced such diversity."
Wairimu Gathuki Nganga, Kenya
Student of the Work and Organisational Psychology programme