Master in Psychology of Work and Organizational Well-being.
Master’s Degree LM51
The Master's Degree Course in Psychology of Work and Organizational Well-being aims to train master's graduates with high theoretical-scientific and professional skills in the field of psychology aimed at the management of human resources and the promotion of well-being in the workplace, as well as the evaluation and planning of individual, group and network intervention in organizations. The Master's Degree Course in Psychology of Work and Organizational Well-Being also aims to provide the specific skills required of psychologists who intend to carry out research and intervention activities in relation to the different organizational contexts.
Upon completion of the Master’s degree, graduates should be able to carry out the following tasks:
- selection, evaluation, assessment, retraining, and career development; study and construction of tools for the detection of skills and attitudes for the various tasks (such as: tests, questionnaires, survey grids);
- analysis, planning, and implementation of intervention on social conflicts in the workplace; interventions on leadership development, teamwork, soft skills, staff motivation and organizational involvement;
- organizational analysis and design of organizational environments, working methods and effective communication methods, both inside and outside a company;
- evaluation and intervention on the organizational structures according to the users and for the improvement of their effectiveness and efficiency; interventions aimed at the humanization of hospitals and social welfare structures;
- assessment of the quality of services;
- analysis of training needs and training planning; staff training and updating; study, design and assessment of the adequacy of the man-tools relationship; design and evaluation of interventions aimed at improving organizational behavior, safety at work, design and evaluation of the impact of new technologies; monitoring and evaluation of training interventions;
- detection of work-related stress risk, as well as development, monitoring and evaluation of the related interventions to combat and reduce the phenomenon;
- promotion of well-being and psychosocial health in the workplace.
Admission criteria and requirements.
Applicants are selected based on their curriculum vitae (CV), possibly supplemented by an entrance test and or interview with the director of the program (for international applicants). Requirements:
- A university bachelor degree containing a minimum of 88 ECTS or equivalent comprised in the following fields: general psychology, psychobiology and physiological psychology, psychometry, developmental psychology and educational psychology, work and organizational psychology, dynamic psychology, clinical psychology. it is necessary to hold at least 6 ECTS in 7 out of the 8 previously mentioned fields
- English language knowledge at least equal to B2 level of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. In particular applicants can possess one of the following requirements:
- university qualification awarded in English
- one of the recognized international English language certificates (BEC, CAE, CPE, FCE, IELTS, TOEFL)
- English exam at B2 level (or higher) passed in a university course.
- an interview aimed to assess the English language competency.
Enrollment and application form.
To be admitted applicants must have:
- The entrance visa for study purposes issued by the competent Italian Diplomatic authorities
- Certified true copy of the final academic qualification achieved, which entitles the student to have access to the following level of academic education. This copy must be duly legalized by the Italian Diplomatic Authorities in the country of reference, provided with consular legalization, the “Dichiarazione di valore in loco”, and with an official translation into Italian;
- Transcript of exams issued by the competent University – approved by the Italian Diplomatic Authority in the country of reference – with the name of each passed exams and the detailed syllabi of each course attended, required to achieve the final title in question;
- ID Card/Passport.
Syllabus and program.
The Master’s Degree in Psychology of work and organizational well-Being is a two-year program taught in English for 120 credits (ECTS/CFU), internationally open, practice-oriented and job-market driven.
Academic year 2020-2021 (First year).
- Evidence-based management - 6 ECTS - 30 Hours
- Training, empowerment, and strengthening of soft skills. business coaching and counseling - 6 ECTS - 30 Hours
- Promotion and protection of health and well-being within organizations - 6 ECTS - 30 Hours
- Statistical methods for the analysis of organizational phenomena - 6 ECTS - 30 Hours
Workshop: structures and processes of the organizations - 6 ECTS - 30 Hours
- Methods and techniques of selection and assessment of human resources - 6 ECTS - 30 Hours
- Group dynamics, conflict and negotiation in organizations - 6 ECTS - 30 Hours
- Decision-making psychology applied to organizations - 6 ECTS - 30 Hours
- Economics and development of innovation - 6 ECTS - 30 Hours
- Workshop: project management - 3 ECTS - 30 Hours
- Workshop: business english - 3 ECTS - 30 Hours
- Theology - 3 ECTS - 30 Hours
Academic year 2021-2022 (Second year).
- Lifelong learning and skills assessment - 6 ECTS - 30 Hours
- Fundamentals of labor law - 6 ECTS - 30 Hours
- Workshop: diversity management and organizational change - 6 ECTS - 30 Hours
- Workshop: corporate welfare systems and incentives - 6 ECTS - 30 Hours
- Workshop: smart working and new work scenarios - 3 ECTS - 30 Hours
- Workshop: organizational communication and corporate social responsibility - 3 ECTS - 30 Hours
- Psychology of the environment and psychosocial well-being in organizational contexts - 6 ECTS - 30 Hours
Two out of the following disciplines (student’s choice):
- Economics of innovation and sustainability - 6 ECTS - 30 Hours
- Organizational design and behavior - 6 ECTS - 30 Hours
- Digital strategy - 6 ECTS - 30 Hours
- Thesis - 15 ECTS
Classes are organized in two semesters during each year of study. Usually first semester starts in October and ends at the end of December; while second semester starts at the end of February and ends by May.
After the course has ended, respecting the course structure provided, students may take an examination; Master’s Degree in Psychology of work and organizational well-Being holds three exam sessions a year, in winter, summer and autumn and offers at least seven dates of exams during year.
The academic calendar scheduled for 2021-2022 academic year is:
First semester: From October 1st to December 22nd 2021
Winter Session exam: From January 7th to February 13th 2022 three dates of exams as free choice for students
Second semester: From February 15th to May 15th 2022
Summer Session exam: From May 17th to July 24th 2022. Three dates of exams as free choice for students
Autumn Session exam: From September 1st to September 30th 2022. Two dates of exams as free choice for students
Graduation: Summer, Autumn and Winter session: for each session will be at least one graduation session
Employment and career opportunity.
Managers of human resources and organizational processes among public and private, as well as profit and non-profit organizations;
Professionals of organizational consultancies, dealing with personnel selection and training, organizational analysis and planning; outplacement, stress prevention, and organizational well-being;
Freelance consultants, as a trainer, counselor, tutor, mentor, coach, recruiter and evaluator of human resources, as well as an analyzer of the quality of processes, of the organizational climate and culture, and of the risks of work-related stress.