WOP-P - Master in Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology

Universitat de Barcelona. Masters Erasmus Mundus
In Barcelona (Spain)

€ 16,000 - (Rs 11,65,204)
VAT incl.
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  • Master
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • When:
  • Credits: 120

The objective is to contribute to the qualification of professionals and researchers in the discipline of Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology emphasizing a European approach and perspective. The Master implements the main guidelines developed by the Euro-Psych model for the European Diploma of Psychology (EDP) supported by the European Federation of Psychology Association (EFPA). It also follows the Reference Model and Minimal Standards of the European Curriculum in WOP Psychology established by the European Network of Work and Organizational Psychology Professors (ENOP).

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Where and when

Starts Location
Barcelona, Spain
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· Requirements

University Undergraduate Degree in Psychology (ie bachelor of 3, 4 or 5 years). Commitment in writing to full-time dedication for the 2 years of the programme and other commitments for students with EM grants and commitments for students without EM grants. Fluency in English (level B1), using the common European Framework of reference for languages.



What I would highlight As part of my Erasmus Mundus Master in Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology degree, I am completing my internship period at Organization & Management Solutions (OMS) in Guelph, Canada. After having been emerged in the field head to toe for the last two years, it was amazing to discover how many aspects, areas and directions of I/O psychology I was still unaware of.

What could be improved I liked everything

Would you recommend this course? Yes.

What you'll learn on the course

Information technology
Oral and written communication
Working with numbers
Goal specification
Scientist-practitioner model

Teachers and trainers (3)

Anna B. Leonova
Anna B. Leonova
Invited professor

University Professor, Moscow State University, Russia

Erik Andriessen
Erik Andriessen
Invited professor

Since 1990 he is professor of Work and Organisational Psychology at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He and his group are involved in research with regards to, knowledge management and communities of practice, teamwork,. He has published widely, his latest books are on Knowledge Management and on Mobile Virtual Work.

Simon Dolan
Simon Dolan
Invited Professor

Prof. Dolan has written extensively in the fields of human resource management, industrial/organizational psychology and on occupational stress. He has published over 90 papers in referee journals, refereed proceedings and chapters in published books (i.e Journal of Applied Psychology; Journal of Organizational Behaviour; Journal of Occupational Psychology; Journal of Social Behavior and Personality; International Journal of Management; Industrial Relations, International Journal of Manpower, etc.).

Course programme

The WOP-P Master has a student workload of 120 ECTs distributed into two years (60 ECTs + 60 ECTs)
There are several blocks describing the different training activities of the Master.

The design of the master follows principles and guidelines of the Advanced Certificate of Psychology in Europe, proposed by the EFPA (European Federation of Psychological Associations), and the ENOP (European Network of Work and Organizational Psychology Professors) reference model for the training of WOP psychologists in Europe.

First semester, year 1
  • BLOCK 1. The orientation course (4 ECTS) aims to prepare and socialize students with regard to the master and its rationale. During this course, students receive information and training about the competencies the master aims to develop, the scientist-practitioner model, ethics in professional activity of WOP-P Psychologists, databases and electronic resources to be used in the master, and introduction to the general process of training in research. This orientation course communicates shared values and contents of the master. It is congruent with the objectives to prepare students for excellence in training and learning, to reinforce the idea of a rigorous master based on the scientist-practitioner model, and to explain the WOPpsychologists’ career opportunities considering both practitioner and academic areas. The students have access to and analyse this application document, as submitted to the EACEA, and it is discussed with them in order to obtain a shared vision of the goals and main strategies and also to find out their views and suggestions about it.
  • BLOCK 2. Explanatory approach to work psychology area of training.
  • BLOCK 3. Explanatory approach to organizational psychology
  • BLOCK 4. Psychological concepts and theories related to work careers and employment relationships. Individual assessment in human resources practices.
  • BLOCK 5. Multivariate statistical procedures.
  • BLOCK 6. Two of the 24 ECTS corresponding to the research training

Second semester, year 1
  • BLOCK 1. Areas of psychology, as well as other disciplines related to WOP-P (law, economics, management, psychobiology, anthropology, sociology…).
  • BLOCK 2. Develop research competencies in the students

Third semester, year 2
  • BLOCK 1. Intervention approach to work psychology
  • BLOCK 2. Interventions in the field of organizational psychology
  • BLOCK 3. Know-how concerning interventions in human resources practices and employment relationships: training, performance, evaluation and compensations.
  • BLOCK 4. Methodologies that aid intervention in the different fields of the discipline (e.g., design and use of interviews; focus groups, etc.).
  • BLOCK 5. State of the art on topics about WOP-P. Training period with the physical presence of all the Erasmus
  • BLOCK 6. Assignment
  • BLOCK 7. Oral presentation
  • BLOCK 8. Professional stage (20 ECTS)
  • BLOCK 9. Integration report

Additional information

Application for Category A Scholarships: January 15
Application for Category B Scholarships: January 15
Selection meeting: January
Notification of the pre-selection lists: February 15
Final decision from EACEA: April 30
Application without Scholarship: April 30
Courses will start on: October

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