Organisational Psychology and Psychology of Management

37.04.01In russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Programme description
  • The programme focuses on developing the baseline competencies of master’s students for solving scientific and applied tasks of: psychological support of organisational development; and enhancement of human resources potential and professional personnel health. It also focuses on forming the abilities to develop research projects and implement them
  • During training, students master: professional communication skills (interviewing, counselling, negotiation and mediation, group management); skills in diagnosis and management of functional and emotional states (including stress management); and skills in diagnosis and assessment of individuals, groups and organisations, and management counselling
Main courses
  • Current Issues in Organisational Psychology and Psychology of Management
  • Personnel Training and Development
  • Practical Classes in Methods of Organisational Psychology and Psychology of Management
  • Practical Classes in Psychology of Innovative Management
  • Practical Classes in Management Consultancy and Coaching
  • Psychology of Occupational Stress and Coping Behaviour
  • Career-Growth Psychology
  • Psychology of Advertising and Public Relations
  • Psychological Aspects of Management
  • Theory and Practice of Psychological Training
  • Anti-Burnout Training
  • Ergonomics and Engineering Psychology
  • Practical Classes in Management Techniques
  • Practical Classes in Marketing Research
  • Occupational Psychology Studies
  • Occupational Health Psychology Management
  • Psychology of Staff Motivation and Productivity Management
  • Modern Technologies of Personnel Development
  • Management of Non-Governmental Organisations
Our advantages
  • The programme is practice-oriented: it is designed and implemented in accordance with the requests of state-financed and profit-making organisations working in the field of small, medium and large businesses in the Russian Federation
  • The programme is designed in accordance with the requirements of EuroPsy for training experts in organisational psychology and labour psychology
  • The programme is based on active forms of learning: discussions, business games, case solving, and individual and group project development
  • The programme provides practical training in small and medium state-financed, service and profit-making organisations, as well as in HR departments of large companies
  • During training, students learn about: the patterns of human labour activity, including human-computer interaction; performance management; all the subtleties and possibilities of recruiting personnel and their support in regards to psychology; the patterns of formation and development of groups in an organisation; and psychological theories of management, organisational development, and marketing communications
  • Graduates of the programme are ready to: work as psychologists in organisations; and take part in solving various issues and problems of both individual employees and the organisation as a whole. A significant competitive advantage and the result of training is the capability to participate in the development and implementation of technologies aimed at state-of-the-art testing, professional support and optimisation of various organisational processes. These include the processes of contemporary labour activity; human behaviour in the organisation; communication and management in the organisation; organisational policies and procedures; and systems of human resource management
Main areas of research
  • Development of psychological methods and methods for optimisation of activity analysis
  • Present-day forms of organisation (design) of work
  • Psychological criteria for evaluating interfaces (usability, user experience) and psychology in web design
  • Psychological stress and functional states in professional activity
  • Occupational health psychology
  • Motivation for professional activities
  • Team building psychology
  • Management techniques and strategies for managers’ influence
  • Behaviour patterns of social media users
  • Psychology of professional career
  • Psychological factors of professional success
  • Professional personality deformation
  • Personnel development and efficiency of knowledge sharing within the organisation
  • Organisational culture of high-tech and innovative companies
International relations
  • Vilnius University (Lithuania)
  • Yale University (the USA)
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)
  • Aarhus University (Denmark)
  • The Plovdiv University Paisii Hilendarski (Bulgaria)
  • The University of Zaragoza (Spain)
  • Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria)
  • The University of Beira Interior (Portugal)
  • Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)
  • The University of Delaware (the USA)
  • The University of Minho (Portugal)
  • The University of Portsmouth (Great Britain)
  • The University of Santiago de Compostela - USC (Spain)
  • Tohoku University (Japan)
  • The University of Houston (the USA)
  • The University of Edinburgh (Great Britain)
  • The Jagiellonian University (Poland)
Career opportunities

The programme is aimed at training psychologists competent in the field of organisational psychology and management psychology. An important competitive advantage and result of training is the opportunity to participate in the development and implementation of technologies aimed at modern diagnostics, professional support and optimisation of various organisational processes — the processes of modern labour activity, human behaviour in an organisation, communication and management in an organisation, organisational policies and procedures, HR management systems.   


  • Personnel management
  • Ergonomics and usability testing
  • Consulting and coaching
  • Advertising and marketing


Graduates of the programme work as: HR directors; HR managers; personnel development managers; psychologists in HR and marketing departments of organisations; business coaches; and industrial counsellors.

Companies where our graduates work
  • Hundai Motor Manufacturing Rus
  • Manpower Group Inc.
  • St Petersburg Interregional Resource Centre
  • Megafon
  • Sberbank of Russia
  • Heineken
  • Vodokanalservis
  • ‘Innova’ Research and Advice Centre
  • Hays recruitment firm
  • L-Bar (restaurant chain)
  • Russian State Scientific Centre for Robotics and Technical Cybernetics (RTC)
  • Coca-Cola
  • Kinef (Kirishi Petroleum Organic Synthesis)
  • Severstal

The programme has been internationally accredited by the Direction for Evaluation and Accreditation of the Andalusian Agency of Knowledge (DEVA-AAC) as part of the institutional accreditation of the Faculty of Psychology, the Certificate dated 3 May 2019.