Undecided at which university you would like to study Industrial and Organisational Psychology in the Master’s programme?
– Bern: Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie
– Fribourg: Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie (WOP)
– Fribourg: Arbeits- und Gesundheitspsychologie (WHP)
– Genf: Psychologie appliquée
– Lausanne: Psychologie du conseil et de l’orientation
– Neuchâtel: Master of Science en psychologie, orientation psychologie du travail et des organisations
– Zürich: Sozial-, Wirtschafts-, Organisationspsychologie, Differentielle Psychologie (SEOP)
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3 Questions about the choice of study
I don’t really have a precise objective but I really appreciate the social side of psychology and the work in companies rather than in hospitals.
- I like the city and the campus has become very familiar to me. The faculty is an independent building and very cozy and overseeable.
- The people I have dealt with so far are all very friendly and helpful. Especially the students (and e.g., the FG) look out for each other, which I find extremely valuable.
- The choice of courses is large and varied. Attention is also paid to the fact that one attends faculty-intern as well as outside-faculty courses and thus gets to know new topics.
… it was possible to complete part of the Master’s courses during the Bachelor’s degree.
… the lectures are often (almost 100%) also available as podcasts. This also allows for “a somewhat fuller study schedule” per semester.
… in the structure of the Master’s programme, in addition to the core topics (PE, work motivation, job satisfaction, etc.), which are looked at in in-depth lectures and seminars, the reference to practice is also established. In the third semester of the Master’s programme, the integrative working group is particularly worth mentioning.
When I changed faculties, it was clear to me that I wanted to stay at the University of Basel. Probably, among other things, because of the friendships I had made and also out of convenience. I also liked the structure of the psychology program in contrast to some other universities: here it is a mono-subject and you need to get additional extracurricular credits. But there you are completely free and don’t have to choose a minor subject.