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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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🎓 Small-group teaching approach

Master's Week 4-8 Nov
Master's Week 10 -14 Feb
Here's why you want to study Consultancy & Organisational Development at the UvA

Small-group teaching approach

Principles of active learning, taking a student-centered approach
Learn to

Change processes 

Learn how to guide organisations through change
Learn about

Organisational culture and change, cooperation within teams and leadership

Learn about the relationship between employees and their social environment
Focus on

Working environment 

Focus on what is needed for teams to preform well, how to handle conflict between colleagues, how do you develop learning organisations and how can you promote cooperation and collaboration?

Is Consultancy & Organisational Development right 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)  

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Consultancy and Organisational Development is one of the 4 tracks in the Master's programme Work and Organisational Psychology:

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Facts & Figures
Degree programme
MSc Psychologie
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code
Roeterseiland campus