Yannick Balk, assistant professor, explains why this is such a unique Master's programme. Student Wies tells you why she choose this programme. It combines her interest in human behaviour and her passion for sport.
More than 90% of our graduates has a job as a psychologist, and most of them as a sport and performance psychologist. In this video, Gerald Weltevreden tells you more about your career prospects.
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1. What is the main difference between the UvA’s Work and Organisational Psychology (WOP) Master’s tracks?
The main difference between the WOP Master’s tracks is the focus of each track. The main focus of each track is reflected in the 2 or 3 mandatory specialist courses. The Master’s track Coaching & Vitality in Organisations focuses on (positive) occupational health psychology. The two core courses are Interventions in Occupational Health Psychology and Coaching. The Master’s track Human Resource & Career Management focuses on personnel psychology. The two core courses are Human Resource Management & Psychological Assessment and Career Management. The Master’s track Consultancy & Organisational Development focuses on organisational psychology. The two core courses of this track are Organisational Change and Consultancy and Conflict and Cooperation. Finally, the Master’s track Sport and Performance Psychology focuses on improving performance at work or in sport. The 3 mandatory specialist courses of this track are Essentials in SPP, New Horizons in SPP and Interventions in SPP.
2. How long is your internship and can you do your internship abroad?
The internship lasts a minimum of 504 hours. This is equivalent to approximately 3 months on a fulltime basis. Some students choose for a longer internship. You can do your internship abroad. You have to find your internship by yourself. However, we have contacts with internship companies and publish vacancies to which you can apply.
3. What is WOP’s vision on teaching and learning?
We find it very important that you gain in-depth knowledge in the field of Sport and Performance Psychology. We focus on how to apply this knowledge to practical problems and vice versa. In other words, we train you as a scientist-practitioner who will work in a critical, evidence-based manner in the field of Sport and Performance Psychology.
4. How many students participate in the Master’s track Sport and Performance Psychology?
In the Master’s track Sport & Performance Psychology the maximum number of students is 30. The small groups contribute to the personal and informal atmosphere within our tracks.
5. How can I plan the period of my internship and these?
From January onwards you can start your internship and/or thesis if you meet the entry requirements of the courses. Depending on your m-thesis project and internship opportunities available to you, you can choose the following schedules: doing your internship and these both parttime at the same time, doing your internship and these fulltime after each other or a combination of fulltime and parttime.
6. Can I attend lectures, problem-based learning sessions, and/or tutorials/practicals online?
No, we are an on-campus university and expect students to attend all our meetings on campus. Attendance is compulsory for all type of meetings.