Health Humanities

Pre-Master’s program Health Humanities

The pre-Master’s program in Health Humanities is designed for international and Dutch students with (1) a university degree that does not entirely meet the entry requirements of the Master’s program, or (2) a relevant Dutch hbo degree.

Pre-Master's programs

For university graduates

Tilburg University offers a program designed for students with a university Bachelor's degree that does not entirely meet the entry requirements of the Master's track Health Humanities.

  • The program consists of five courses (total: 30 ECTS). You can choose to start the pre-Master's at the end of August or at the end of January. If you start with the pre-Master's at the end of August, you can choose to finish it in one semester or in two semesters.
  • After completing the pre-Master's program with good results, you can start with the one-year Master's track at the end of August of the next academic year.

Tuition fees

Please consult the page about the tuition fee rates concerning the Weighted fees pre-Master. This rate is the same for EEA and non-EEA students.

Application and admission

After you have submitted your complete application, the Admissions Committee will, based on this, decide whether:

  • You can be admitted directly into the Master’s program.
  • You can be offered a pre-Master’s program.
  • You cannot be admitted to the (pre-)Master’s program.

More on the application and admission procedure

For Dutch hbo graduates

The pre-Master's program for University of Applied Sciences (hbo) graduates builds on the practically-oriented knowledge you acquired during your Bachelor's by enhancing your theoretical knowledge as well as your capacity for conceptual thinking.

The program consists of five courses (total: 30 ECTS).

  • You can choose to start the pre-Master's at the end of August or at the end of January. If you start with the pre-Master's at the end of August, you can choose to finish it in one semester or in two semesters.
  • After completing the pre-Master's program with good results, you can start with the one-year Master's track at the end of August of the following academic year.

Tuition fees

Please consult the page about the tuition fee rates concerning the Weighted fees pre-Master. This rate is the same for EEA and non-EEA students.

Application and admission

To be eligible for this pre-Master's program, you must have completed a Dutch hbo Bachelor's program that gives direct access to the pre-Master's program.

More on the application and admission procedure

Program content

Course overview

Curriculum if followed in semester 1 (starting end of August)

  • Transformations of the Public Sphere
  • Life Writing: From Rousseau to Facebook
  • Applied Ethics for PM (Fall)
  • Digital Culture and Society
  • Doing Research: Discourse Analysis

You will find a detailed description of the courses and required literature in our course catalog.

Go to the course descriptions

Curriculum if followed in semester 2 (starting end of January)

  • Communication in Global Settings
  • The Truth of Fiction
  • Visual Culture and Semiotics
  • Doing Research: Survey Design & Analysis
  • Gender and Culture

You will find a detailed description of the courses and required literature in our course catalog.

Go to the course descriptions

Curriculum if followed in semester 1 and 2 (starting end of August)

Semester 1:

  • Transformations of the Public Sphere
  • Life Writing: From Rousseau to Facebook
  • Applied Ethics for PM (Fall)

Semester 2:

  • Doing Research: Survey Design & Analysis
  • Gender and Culture

You will find a detailed description of the courses and required literature in our course catalog.

Go to the course descriptions


Please note: programs are subject to change. We advise you to look up the current program in OSIRIS Student at the start of the year.


Do you want to know more about this pre-Master’s program?

Visit this pre-Master’s information session during the upcoming Open day

Open day Master's programs

Interested in MSc Health Humanities?

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