SRH Hochschule für Gesundheit

Gera, Hamburg Work and Organizational Psychology, M. Sc.

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • 4 Semesters
  • full time in block form
  • 120 ECTS
  • Accredited (ZEVA)
  • without NC
  • multiple locations
  • extra-occupational
  • without psychologydegree
  • Job/family compatible

You want to maintain the mental health of employees, promote it and design safe and healthy work? Then our master's degree with a focus on safety and health in the world of work, the first of its kind in Germany, is the perfect fit for you.

  • German
  • winter semester
SRH University of Applied Health Sciences
Your learning content

What you learn

Mental health in the workplace has increasingly become the focus of public discussion in recent years. Despite declining sickness rates, the relative share of mental illnesses in the incidence of incapacity to work is rising, which is why the relevance of mental aspects in companies is becoming increasingly important. However, work does not per se represent a burden of error, but is also an important resource that can strengthen mental health and promote the well-being of employees in the long term.

Our innovative master's program trains you as an industrial and organizational psychologist and enables you to maintain and improve the mental health of employees. In addition to personnel and organizational psychology, you will learn how to implement various psychological activities in companies in the fields of occupational safety and health (OH&S), both in terms of content and legislation. With this combination, our master's degree makes a significant contribution to a healthy working environment.

In addition, you will gain further qualifications during your studies and receive - at no extra cost - various additional qualifications that can be an additional plus for your resume.

All in all, our master's degree in human resources, organization, occupational safety and occupational health management (OHM) offers you a wide range of career opportunities.

We teach you theory and practice

  • in personnel psychology, e.g. for personnel selection or personnel development, integrated additional qualification: Introduction Consulting & Coaching
  •  in organizational psychology, e.g. for the promotion of a health-promoting corporate culture, integrated additional qualification: introduction to mediation & conflict management
  • in our focus on work & health
    • in the safety-related subject areas, e.g. the consideration of psychological stress in the risk assessment or methods for promoting safety-oriented behavior, integrated additional qualification: training as a specialist for occupational safety (I, II, III), training as a psychological first aider (CISM - Mental Health Professional)
    •  in the health-related subject areas, e.g. the contents and structure of occupational health management in companies and numerous contents in occupational health management, e.g. on health-oriented leadership, integrated additional qualification: certificate stress management trainer (according to § 20 SGB V)

And last but not least, you will learn a variety of methods, e.g. for conducting presentations, seminars, surveys, moderations and the evaluation of processes.

Your career prospects

Our innovative approach that pays off

With the master's degree and the numerous integrated additional qualifications, a wide range of career opportunities are open to you in the areas of human resources, organization, occupational safety and occupational health management (OHM).

  • In the area of human resources, for example, you can work in personnel selection and recruitment or develop and implement further training concepts in personnel development.
  • In the area of organization, for example, you can promote a healthy corporate culture or develop structures and processes in quality management.
  • In the area of occupational health, you will actively shape occupational health management (OHM) or occupational health promotion (OHP) and will also be available as a contact person for psychological issues in the company.

In addition, you can significantly influence the design of health- and safety-oriented workplaces in the area of occupational safety.

Details about the study model and internship

With us you study in a full-time study model, but in a block structure typical for our university. This means that the attendance time comprises a total of 6 block weekends per semester (Thursday to Sunday). This makes it easy to combine your studies with your professional life and private requirements.  You can also apply what you have learned directly in practice and address practical topics and questions directly in your lectures or with your teachers.

It is possible to have previously attended courses recognized - please contact us if necessary.


Your knowledge advantage through additional qualifications

Take advantage of the opportunity to earn additional degrees during your studies, with content already integrated into the program - at no additional cost.

With your Master's degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, you will also:

  • Occupational safety specialist (Level I, II and III, in accordance with the Occupational Safety Act and DGUV Regulation 2)
  • Stress management trainer (according to § 20 SGB V)
  • Psychological first aider (CISM - Mental Health Professional)

These additional qualifications make you even more attractive for the job market.

Your knowledge advantage through additional qualifications

4 Semester 120 ECTS
1. Semester

First Semester

  • Introduction and Fundamentals of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (AO)

  • Empirical research methods and methods of analysis, intervention and evaluation.

  • Psychology of work, occupational safety and occupational health

  • Training as a specialist for occupational safety (levels I, II, III)

  • Elements of occupational health care in the company

2. Semester

Second Semester

  • Organization

  • Empirical research methods and methods of analysis, intervention and evaluation.

  • Quantitative analysis methods

  • Safety-related fields of action for industrial and organizational psychologists

  • Training as a specialist for occupational safety (levels I, II, III)

  • Elements of occupational health care in the company

  • Projects related to the professional field

3. Semester

Third Semester

  • Organization

  • Qualitative analysis methods

  • Psychological diagnostics & expert opinion

  • Gesundheitsbezogene Handlungsfelder für Arbeits-und Organisations-Psychologen

  • Training as a specialist for occupational safety (levels I, II, III)

  • Projects related to the professional field

4. Semester

Fourth semester

  • Personal

  • Master thesis (incl. colloquium)


Healthy work

"We want to support companies in offering safe and healthy work for employees. For this reason, we have developed a specific course of study at our health university that focuses on training occupational and organizational psychologists to be able to implement various psychological activities in companies in the areas of occupational safety and occupational health, both in terms of content and legislation, and thus to promote healthy work."

Prof. Dr. Sabine Rehmer, Director of Studies

Confirmed study quality

The hallmark of the Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZEvA) is the evaluation and accreditation of study programs, university control and management. ZEvA came to very good results in all areas.

The quality of our Master's program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology was successfully confirmed by ZEvA.

About our quality promise

Admission requirements and application

In order to guarantee you a smooth and stress-free start to your dream studies, we recommend that you apply online with us for the winter semester by September 10.

Apply now!

You can apply without obligation at any time via our  online portal. We will then review your application documents and invite you to a personal interview.

For admission to the Master's program in Work and Organizational Psychology, we require the following documents from you:

  • Proof of German language level B2 (for international applicants)
  • Bachelor's degree in psychology (B.Sc.) or other bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), e.g. in the fields of business administration, education, sports science, medicine, education or engineering
  • Master's graduates or comparable (recognitions and shortened studies possible)

Students who have already successfully completed training as an occupational safety specialist in accordance with § 7 of the Occupational Safety Act and § 4 of DGUV Regulation 2 can have these achievements recognized in their studies.

If you have the necessary entrance requirements, we are already looking forward to your application, which should then include the following documents:

  • A curriculum vitae in tabular form with a recent passport photo
  • A copy of your identity card (front and back), for foreign students the National Identity Card
  • A copy of your first degree

For the online application process you have to register once. This gives you the opportunity to add information and files later before you send us your documents.

Costs and financing

Here you will find all the information you need to realize your studies.

Your financing

As a state-recognized, private university, the SRH Hochschule für Gesundheit is financed by tuition fees. The one-time enrollment fee is 450.00 EUR and is due 4 weeks before the start of your studies. This ensures that you receive the best possible education under optimal study conditions.

Tuition Fees  

The monthly fee remains the same throughout the entire period of study. A one-time registration fee of 450.00 EUR is charged at the beginning of the study program, which is usually paid with the first monthly or semester fee. Except for the placement, aptitude or equivalency examination, if applicable, no separate examination fees or similar are charged, not even for repeat examinations. This gives you maximum cost transparency during your studies. If you extend your studies beyond the standard period of study, fees will also be charged, as the university's offer will continue to be used. If only the final thesis of the course is still outstanding, the fees are reduced by 50%.

In addition to efficient organization, a goal-oriented course of study also requires a solid financial basis to be able to pay rent, living expenses and tuition fees. There are various financing options, such as BAföG, educational loans or scholarship programs.

We have compiled a list of all financing options for you here.

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  • Here you learn step by step
  • You study in practical tasks in small teams
  • Due to the block structure you can concentrate on the essentials
  • You receive continuous performance feedback
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