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Program and courses Health, Wellbeing and Society track

Health, Wellbeing and Society analyses the roots of differences in health and wellbeing using sociological theories, and how those are related to welfare, healthcare politics and policy. This track of the MSc Sociology offers students invaluable insights in key questions of how differences in health and wellbeing can be explained from a sociological perspective and, more specifically, how it is related to demographic and societal factors at different levels.

Program structure

This one-year Master's track consists of 60 credits (ECTS):

  • 5 core courses (36 ECTS)
  • Master’s thesis (24 ECTS)

You can start either at the end of August or at the end of January.

Program content

Core courses
Master's thesis

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

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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.

Extend your master with a junior traineeship

Students of the Health, Wellbeing and Society Master's track are encouraged to apply for the Extended Master's program.  An Extended Master adds a semester to your regular program during which you will do a junior traineeship of 30 ECTS.

Through a junior traineeship at one of the Academic Collaborative Centers at Tranzo or at one of our partner organizations, the Extended Master gives you relevant working experience and learning opportunities to enhance your professional and academic skills. All of this gives you a competitive edge on the job.

    Extended Master: junior traineeship

    A short overview of the Health, Wellbeing and Society track

    Combining scientific insights from sociology and health sciences, and by collaborating with healthcare organizations, you will 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.
    • Gain an international perspective on health, wellbeing and society in mainly Western societies.
    • Familiarize yourself with a multitude of perspectives and analytical and practical models aimed at maintaining and/or improving health and wellbeing via the Academic Collaborative Centers of Tranzo.
    • Classes are taught in small, interactive work groups with excellent individual thesis supervision.
    • Community-building activities throughout the program, like guest lecturers, simulation, serious gaming and study trips will ensure cohesion in the programs cohort.

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