Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS) in Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS)
Academic Year 2017/2018
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 9236
Degree Programme Class LM-51 - Psychology
Years in which the programme is being held I
Teaching mode Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Cesena
Degree Type Joint degree programme
Type International Degree Programme
Degree Programme Director Luca Pietrantoni
Teachers Teachers
Language English

Programme profile

The second cycle degree offers a curriculum that is consistent with the training requirements of the European professional employment psychologist model, as set out by EAWOP. The curriculum entails year one focused on learning competences relating to theories, to the theory of techniques and methodology, in each of the three major professional sectors (Work, Organizational, Personnel Psychology). Year two is dedicated to operational and professional competences in the same three major sectors, as well as a significant internship. The implementation of the scientist-practitioner model is testified by the continuous presence throughout the entire curriculum of a double focus on the theoretical models and on the methodologies of intervention. To this end, the following are of particular importance: the position paper; the internship report, which includes a self-evaluation of the competences acquired; the final dissertation, where it is required always to accompany the scientific work with an analysis of the implications of the results on the professional practice.

Career opportunities

internship of 12 months is completed, and provided the state exam required to practise the profession is passed and subject to enrolment with the professional register)role in a work context:(S)he carries out several professional activities, which can be simplified into the following four main areas of activity:1. WORK(s)he analyses occupational circumstances, tasks, jobs, employment roles, communicative tools, social andtechnical environments that are safe, efficient and consistent, with respect to the workers' requirements, to the dynamics present in the work groups and to the production objectives of the occupational system. 2. PERSONNEL(s)he plans, manages and coordinates interventions of a guidance, recruitment, informative, training and consulting nature, aimed at professional qualification, career advancement and organisational changes, implemented while taking into account the abilities-competences of each individual worker, the composition of the work groups and the particular organisational and social constraints of the community.3. ORGANIZATIONAL(s)e plans and manages interventions to improve the organisational quality of life, with particular focus on: the functioning of work groups and the different types of leadership; interaction between peers and of a hierarchical nature; the internal communication processes; occupational safety, occupational accident and injury prevention (with particular reference to human error genesis mechanisms); stress management; the various forms of internal and external communication (with individual and collective users); productive management of interpersonal and social conflicts; introducing "helplines" to safeguard personal dignity (where envisaged by corporate codes of conduct); decision-making processes and other similar areas.4. METHODOLOGY- (s)he plans and applies qualitative and quantitative tools (for self-and hetero-evaluation) to measure the variables and psycho-social processes and for the assessment of individual characteristics;- (s)he plans, manages and coordinates research aimed at identifying the critical issues tied to social and technological changes in work activities and organisational processes;- (s)he provides consulting and collaborates with experts from other disciplinary backgrounds (particularly from the biomedical, polytechnic and social areas), involved in intervention projects on organisations (for instance, in training, in assessing the structural and functional quality of the occupational system, etc.). competencies associated with the role:The competences relating to the professional figure have over recent years been defined jointly by the reference European association (namely, EAWOP), in agreement with the unitary European umbrella association of all industry-specific professional psychologists' associations (EFPA).The outline of competences associated with the role can be seen in detail on page short, the competences associated with the role are 6 primary competences (typical of a psychologist), in turn split up into a total of 20 specific competences and 8 enabling competences (shared with other professionals).career opportunities:(S)he works with complete professional autonomy in different operational contexts: - companies and public and private enterprises in personnel services or Human resources, in planning Services, in Protection and prevention Services, etc.;- companies providing services (including Local Health Units, Hospitals, School Institutions, Vocational training system, public and private work services, Public administrations, etc.);- consultancy firms who offer recruitment services, occupational placement, training, human resource development assistance, professional guidance, outplacement, organisational analysis, ergonomic planning, occupational safety and prevention, marketing, communication and advertising activities, etc.;- volunteers associations and social cooperatives.