Health, Wellbeing and Society
Become a specialist in the fields of healthcare policy, societal resillience, and health and wellbeing. You analyze how health and wellbeing are influenced by societal and contextual structures, how health and wellbeing is distributed across Western societies, and how policy can improve health and wellbeing at micro-meso and macro-levels of society.
On-campus education as of August 2021 | pleased to meet you
National Alumni Survey - Master Sociology, 2020 | n=6
through Academic Collaborative Centers from TRANZO or at one of our partner organizations
National Alumni Survey - Master Sociology, 2020 | n=6
Program and courses
In this track of the MSc Sociology you combine scientific insights from sociology and health sciences to become a specialist in the field of healthcare policy, societal resilience, and health and wellbeing. You learn to design policy and preventive measures to handle the consequences for health and wellbeing of topics related to financial problems, depression, dementia, stress, burnout, addiction, aging, and lifestyle and chronic disease.
- Learn to analyze how health and wellbeing are related to welfare, healthcare politics and policy and how they are related to demographic and societal factors at different levels. You gain an international perspective on health, wellbeing and society in mainly Western societies.
- Collaborate closely with healthcare organizations through participation of the unique Academic Collaborative Centers from Tranzo in theoretical modules as well as during the internship and thesis.
- Community-building activities throughout the program ensure cohesion in the programs cohort, such as guest lecturers, simulation, serious gaming and study trips. You'll become part of an innovative program which brings together academics and students from all over the world in a small-scale and interactive learning environment.
- The Extended Master gives you the opportunity to enhance your practical and professional skills during a 6 month traineeship. An Extended Master adds an extra semester to your regular master’s program.
- With a Double degree program, you have the opportunity to earn a degree from both Tilburg University and one of our partner universities:
- Health, Resilience and Sustainability
- Social Policy and Social Risks
- The Social Structures of Western Societies
- Health and Policy
Benthe ZenhorstMaster's student
"The personal way teachers and students communicate really spoke to me while choosing this master. This highly relevant health master allows me to further specialize within my field of sociology."
As a graduate you are able to manage projects and people within the context of complex health and wellbeing related societal problems. Our graduates found work as policy advisor, policy executive, data analyst, researcher or trainer at:
- Average number of months until first paid job: 4,00
- 83% of our alumni finds a job within 6 months after graduation
- 84% would (definitely) recommend the study to friends, family or colleagues
- 84% of the graduates is (very) satisfied with the program
Source: National Alumni Survey – Master Sociology, 2020 | n=6
Application and admission
This track starts:
At the end of August and at the end of January
Best preparatory programs:
Sociology, Psychology, Social Geography, Anthropology, Culture Studies, Human Resource Studies, Organization Studies, and Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The Pre-Master’s program in Sociology (30 ECTS) is open to both Research University students and students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO). The Pre-Master's program starts at the end of August and at the end of January. After finishing the program, you can start with the track Health, Wellbeing and Society of the MSc Sociology.
Tuition fees and scholarships
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