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Psychology: Consultancy & Organisational Development (track)


Change is a fact of life for today’s organisations. In order to survive, organisations should adapt to these changes. How can organisations successfully manage organisational change? How can we help and promote cooperation between individuals in organisations? What to do with conflicts or resistance that may arise? In this track, you will learn how you can help organisations to manage organisational change, how to develop teams, how to manage conflicts between individuals, and process improvements. You will also develop your practical consulting skills.


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Consultancy & Organisational Development

Discover the Master’s programme & tracks

The Master’s programme Work and Organisational Psychology offers specialisations in 4 tracks. Consultancy and Organisational Development is one of them. The other tracks are: 

Study programme

In this Master’s track, you will gain in-depth knowledge in organisational psychology and practice relevant professional skills. Questions such as the following are explored:  

  • How can you successfully guide organisational change? 
  • How do you handle conflict in organisations? 
  • How do you create effective teams? 
  • How do you develop a learning organisation? 
  • How can you use individual employee’s potential when working in teams? 

small-group teaching approach

Learn to

advise organizations on their change processes

Learn about

Organisational culture and change, cooperation within teams and leadership

Focus on

employees and their social working environment

Academic staff 

The staff teaching in the Work and Organisational Psychology programme is internationally renowned for its research excellence. The chair of Work and Organisational Psychology is prof. dr. Astrid Homan

Meet the people 


The Consultancy & Organisational Development Master’s track prepares students for positions such as:

  • Organisational consultant 
  • Management and/or change consultant (in-house or external) 
  • Management trainee 
  • Trainer (e.g., develop and provide training for managers or employees; leadership training; and personal effectiveness training) 
  • Policy advisor in an organisation 
  • Project manager 
  • Researcher focusing on issues such as: organisational development, employee and organisational effectiveness, organisational change, conflict management, and cooperation 

Is this Consultancy & Organisational Development for you?

This Master’s track may be a good fit to you, if you are interested in: 

  • Helping organisations develop and change (e.g., oganisational culture change processes)  
  • Understanding when and why people are (not) willing to cooperate with each other 
  • Providing evidence-based advice for change 
  • The complexities and challenges that accompanies organisational change 
  • Helping organisations improve team performance  
  • Conflict understanding and management (e.g., conflict handing styles, negotiation, and mediation)  
Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Psychologie
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 66604
Location Roeterseiland campus