1 year (60 ECTS)
Master of Science (MSc)
Eind of August and end of January (Master en Premaster)
April 1 for non-EU/EEA,
July 1 for EU/EEA
October 1 for non-
EU/EEA, December 1 for
MSc Health, Wellbeing and Society
Central theme: healthcare policy, societal resilience, and health & wellbeing
Become a specialist in the fields of healthcare policy, societal resilience, and health and wellbeing. The heart of the new Health, Wellbeing and Society track of the MSc Sociology is the understanding that sustainability depends on creating resilient and healthy communities, which can adapt to changing conditions without losing their fundamental identities. You are taught to analyze how health and wellbeing are distributed across Western societies, and how health and wellbeing can be improved at the micro- meso- and macro-level of society.
Why Health, Wellbeing and Society track
Combining scientific insights from sociology and health sciences, and with a strong collaboration with healthcare organizations, you will learn to become a specialist in the field of healthcare policy, societal resilience, and health and wellbeing.
- Learn to understand, analyze, change/improve and act upon differences in health and wellbeing, and differences of welfare and healthcare policies for different groups of people and individuals.
- International perspective focusing on health, wellbeing and society in mainly Western societies.
- Become familiarized with a multitude of perspectives and analytical and practical models which are aimed at improving and/or maintaining health and wellbeing via the Academic Collaborative Centers of Tranzo.
- Taught in small, interactive workgroups with excellent individual thesis supervision.
- Community-building activities throughout the program will ensure cohesion in the programs cohort, such as guest speakers, simulation, serious gaming, study trips.
As a graduate you can manage projects and people within in the context of complex health and wellbeing related societal problems. You are able to frame problems from a sociological as well as health and wellbeing perspective. You have acquired the knowledge as well as analytical and communication skills to lead and participate in innovation-oriented projects aiming to tackle health and wellbeing and (health)care related societal challenges. You have learned to analyze demographic drivers and outcomes of societal issues, as well as of public interventions aimed at addressing (health) care challenges.
Graduates started or work for example as policy advisor, policy officer, data analyst, researcher or trainer at: (Health)care organizations, (local, regional, national and international) health policy organizations, NGOs, (International) societal change and innovation projects, multinational organizations, health insurance companies, public health organizations, or research institutes.