MSc Program Social and Organizational Psychology August 30, 2012 Welcome Master students!
What is the idea of today’s introduction meeting? Seeing each other’s faces Give you an overview of the Master program S&O Introduce each of the mandatory and elective courses for the Master Program and additional features of the Program Answer questions
MSc Program in Social andOrganizational Psychology 60 ECTS (Two semesters)
MSc Program in Social and Organizational Psychology Mandatory courses 20 ECTS Elective courses 10 ECTS Thesis Proposal+Thesis 20 ECTS Internship 10 ECTS 60
MSc Program in Social and Organizational Psychology The social psychology Mandatory (20 ECTS) of organizational behavior (10) Electives (10 ECTS) Intergroup relations (5) Thesis Proposal+ Applied data analysis (5) Thesis (20 ECTS) Internship (10 ECTS)
MSc Program in Social and Organizational PsychologyFall semester: Mandatory (20 ECTS)- Motivation,Power,Leadership- Psychology of Economic behavior Electives (10 ECTS)- Mediation Skills- Environmental PsychologySpring semester: Thesis Proposal + - Psychology of Economic Behavior Thesis (20 ECTS)- Mediation Skills Internship (10 ECTS)(each course is 5 ECTS)
MSc Program in Social andOrganizational Psychology Mandatory (20 ECTS) Electives (10 ECTS) Thesis Proposal + Thesis (20 ECTS) Internship (10 ECTS)
Mentorship system during Master phase Monitoring of progress, be accessible to discuss questions, problems Mentor = supervisor thesis and internship
Social psychology of organizational behavior Starting Tuesday, September 11, 15.00 hours 10 meetings Exam December + resit in JanuaryIntroduction by Wolfgang Steinel
Intergroup relations Starting Wednesday September 5, 13.00 hours (5 meetings) Exam October (resit January) Introduction by Daan Scheepers
Applied data analysis Focus on applications Prepares for data analysis master thesis Lectures and work groups Offered in both semesters but urgent advice to do in fall semester Start Wednesday September 5 at 9.00 hours.
Colloquia Presentations of research by distinguished social/organizational psychologists At least 10 coll. each academic year, announced several weeks in advance Attendance of 4 colloquia mandatory, part of thesis requirements Registered via “green card”(provided now)
Master Thesis 20 ECTS Empirical research Choose topic from a list of topics offered by staff members Enrollment not via USIS, but via u-mail: September 6th : topics list in u-mail inbox Enrolment between 10-12 Sept.: send an e-mail with top-5 preference to mastersop Mid-sept. : first meeting with your thesis supervisor , who will also be your mentor
Master thesis Thesis proposal: Literature, method Investment: 10 hours a week Deadline: End of January 2013 Actual thesis research: Data collection, analysis, write up Investment: at least 22 hours a week Deadline: mid-May 2013
Internship Internship, 10 ECTS, standard from mid- May till the end of July 2013 You must find an internship yourself NOT allowed to start before approved thesis proposal (i.e., not before February 1 st) Information meeting in November ( tips and guidelines) List of recent internships is available on Blackboard
General Coordinator of Theses and Internships: Mieneke Weenig, email via MasterSOP @fsw.leidenuniv.nl Objectiveof the standard schedule: Each student in good health will graduate within a year (but quit job > 8 hrs/week) If you want to deviate from standard time schedule of master program, contact Mieneke Weenig as soon as possible
Electives: Four electives offered by S&O: four/two in each semester (two offered twice) Enrollment for electives for fall semester today (check compatibility rosters for electives offered by other specializations!) Questions about procedures? Check with ‘Onderwijsbalie’ (in person, not by phone)
Elective: Motivation, Power, and Leadership Fall semester: starting Tuesday September 4 Series of 6 Lectures Exam end of October Introduction by Fieke Harinck
Elective: Psychology of Economic Behavior Offered in both semesters Fall semester: starting Thursday September 6, 11.00 hours Final exam end of October (resit January) Introduction by Eric van Dijk
Elective: Mediation Skills Offered in both semesters: enrolment Fall semester today. Start October 29 Course is about the skills needed for conflict management, as a neutral third party Only course in Dutch! Introduction by Belinda van Riessen
Elective: Environmental Psychology Fall semester: starting November 1 Seven lectures. Exam middle of December, resit January Introduction by Henk Staats
LAST BUT NOT LEAST: wanted- 1 international S&O student for International Students Platform- student assistants for Arjaan Wit’s 2th year course on Group Dynamics- Interested?
Frequently Asked Questions Can I take courses in a different order? Can I combine my thesis and internship? When will I complete my degree?
Frequently Asked Questions Can I take courses in a different order? always start with mandatory courses Can I combine my thesis and internship? not recommended, only on approval When will I complete my degree? within 12 months (but limit competing activities)
Frequently Asked Questions How to find an internship? When to start searching for an internship? Can I do an extended internship?
Frequently Asked Questions How to find an internship? personal network (data base backup) When to start searching for an internship? middle of november Can I do an extended internship? yes, but complete degree requirements first
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Career perspectivesWide range of positionsin public/private organizations: policy researcher professional trainer organizational consultant marketing professional public relations officer personnel manager mediator public health advisor etc.