Students pursuing a master’s degree in Psychology – Work, Economy and Society (program taught in German) are spoiled for choice when it comes to selecting their specialization as they can focus on Work and Organizational Psychology, Consumer Psychology, Social Psychology, or Educational Psychology. They can look forward to a range of exciting courses that combine different applied subjects and that teach them advanced research methods.
I earned my bachelor’s degree from the University of Mannheim and decided to stay for my master’s degree, which was the right choice! The master’s program is really challenging and requires students to work hard. In return, we are trained to a high standard in both methods and theory. The program includes a broad selection of courses you can choose from. This enables me to focus on applied psychology and to develop my personal profile, which is a good preparation for my future career.
Have you already completed your bachelor's program and would like to continue with your master’s?
Whether you envision a career in HR, product development, or research: you are extremely flexible in choosing a specialization during the master’s program in Psychology – Work, Economy and Society. The degree program, which has a standard period of study of 4 semesters, not only offers modules in Work and Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology, Consumer Psychology, or Educational Psychology, but also trains you to a high standard in the various conventional and advanced research and evaluation methods.
Get involved in one of the many research projects in the following areas:
We encourage you to go abroad during your studies, for example by spending a semester at one of our numerous partner universities or by completing your eight-week mandatory internship in another country. Go to the International Office’s website to find comprehensive information on what you need to do when planning a period of study abroad. The Internship Officewill be happy to support you in finding a suitable internship.
Thanks to the flexible mandatory elective modules, you can choose subjects such as Business Administration, Media Psychology, and Economic and Business Education as your minor. This allows you to prepare for a future career in areas such as HR, people and organizational development, product development, and school psychology in a very targeted way.
A program can only be recognized as equivalent if it includes the following modules:
Additionally, applicants are required to have completed the following modules:
You can read more about this topic in the selection statute (only available in German). The latest version of the selection statute can be found on the central website of the University of Mannheim under Psychology.
+++++ Attention: Because of the corona pandemic, there will be no admission test in 2021! +++++
By taking the optional admission test, students can prove that their qualification is sufficient for the master’s degree they are applying to. The results can be taken into account in addition to the other selection requirements. To be able to complete the test, students will require knowledge that corresponds to the contents taught in a bachelor’s program in Psychology or an equivalent program.
The University of Mannheim accepts applications every year between 15 March and 31 May. You must apply online. After that, you need to print the application form and send it by post to the Admissions Office of the University of Mannheim. Your letter must include any other documents required for your application and arrive at the university by 31 May at the latest. If you have any questions on the application process, please contact the Admissions Office.
The application deadline for our master's programs for the fall semester 2021/2022 is expected to be begin on 20 April and end on 31 May 2021.
For comprehensive information on the application process, please see the guide to applying for admission to a master’s program.
If you have any questions on your degree program (course contents, program structure, stays abroad), don’t hesitate to contact our program managers. For questions relating to the application process, please contact the Admissions Office.