MASTER Psychology SPECIALTY Psychology of work and organisations

This course aims to train students to become work psychologists, who will develop careers in recruitment firms, training centres, consultancy firms, companies (human resources departments), public administrations, skills assessment centres, public and semi-public structures (AFPA (Association for Vocational and Adult Training), “Missions locales” (social and professional insertion support for young people), hospital centres, etc.), etc.
  • Objectives

The overall aim of the course is to train students to become work psychologists, through classes (UE – modules and EP – practical hands-on sessions) given by teacher-researchers and by professionals from the sector, which will develop and perfect the theoretical and applied knowledge that is required in this profession for high level specialists, in the various working contexts, and which will help students enter professional life more easily.

Such objectives include, in particular, studying the current theoretical paradigms and models of the discipline, so that students may understand and choose specific professional practices, training in using and in creating tools that are reliable and that may be adapted to the various aspects of work psychology activities, introduction to institutional, ethical and legal aspects of the profession, comprising the cross-disciplinary aspects (common base classes of the Master in Psychology) and the aspects that are specific to the field of psychology of work and organizations, developing knowledge of the different sectors where work psychologists carry out their job and of the various tasks included, implementing a proactive and personalized programme in job search skills (common base classes of the Master in Psychology) and developing close contacts with areas where the profession is exercised.

More specifically, the M2 in Psychology of Work and Organizations mainly aims to train students to become work psychologists and be able to contribute to the running and development of work organizations (social audit, training plan, communication strategy, project management, etc.), to the expertise of professional situations (psychosocial risks, disputes, discrimination, quality of working life, etc.), to career development and progression (recruitment, skills assessments, reclassification, etc.) and to develop critical knowledge of the different consulting methods and application tools used in work organizations (tests, questionnaires, interviews, observation charts, etc.).

  • Contents or models of training

- English
Social psychology: intra and inter-group relationships
Psycho-sociology of organizations: introduction to the psycho-social survey
- Psycho-sociology of organizations and of work: theoretical and applied approaches
Accompanying career development and progression: theoretical and applied approaches
- Health and social welfare structures
- Public policies: the elderly
- Developmental psychology
Work psychology
Gerontological psychology
Psychopathology and clinical psychology

  • Admission requirements
Students must have validated a M1 PSYCHOLOGY and must have followed the common base classes (320 hours), including the traineeship, for at least 100 hours.