Social Psychology Tracks3• Master in Social PsychologyOne of three “tracks”1. Social Psychology2. Economic Psychology3. Work & Organizational Psychology• A track is a more specific route to MSc degree, allowingfurther specialization.• Picking a track does not determine your career; it helpsyou specialize.
Why a Social Psychology MSc?4Generally, if you pursue a MSc inSocial Psychology (any track) you gain:• knowledge of how to conduct (applied) psychologicalresearch.This allows you to understand, control, solve, andprevent social issues, and to monitor progress.
Why a Social Psychology MSc?5• Your research skills allow you to work inresearch, communication, policy, consulting,human development and organizationdevelopment, ...• in private, governmental or semi-governmental(e.g. NGOs) sectors.
3 Social Psychology Tracks6If you chose Social Psychology, you pick one of threetracks:1. Track: Social Psychology2. Track: Economic Psychology3. Track: Work & Organizational Psychology
Track 1: Social Psychology7In the Social Psychology track ...you specialize in understanding social relations. Youlearn classic and modern social psychological theories.You learn how emotions and affect influence cognition.Predisposes you to working in explaining general socialpsychological behavior. Focus on policy making.
Social Psychology Track8Curriculum:SocialPsychologicaltheories(6 ects)Emotion andMotivation(6 ects)1st semesterIndividual Research Proposal(6 ects)Applied SocialPsychology(6 ects)SocialInfluence(6 ects)2nd semesterMASTER THESIS(24 ects)Internship/In-depth course(6 ects)
Track 2: Economic Psychology9In the Economic Psychology track ...you gain knowledge about consumer behavior,spending and investment behavior, and about marketingin classic (tv, magazines) and modern (internet)mediums.More specialized to economic behavior.Unique to Tilburg as a SP track.
Track 3: W&O Psychology11In the Work & Organizational Psychology track ...Students are educated to be competent scientificresearchers and practitioners in work, organizational andpersonnel psychology
After the master……13Research/Higher EducationHuman Resources/StaffingManagement consultingRetailSP Master Students
After the master……14Marketing/Market ResearchResearch/Higher EducationHuman Resources/StaffingManagement consultingInformation technology and ServicesTransportation/Railroad/TruckRestaurantsEP Master Students
After the master……15WOP Master StudentsRecruitment & SelectionHuman ResourcesResearchTrainer/CoachConsultancyHealth/ReintegrationEducation
Career Perspectives in General•Remember: all tracks train you to become a socialpsychologist. It is unlikely that you cannot become an Xbecause you selected the wrong track.•Tracks help you to become more specialized in social,economic, or organizational behavior.That can be a bigplus when applying.16
Thank You• Questions???• We also have linked-in groups where we share information about allthat is relevant for our master and also as a means to keep in touchwith former students.17