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Work, Health and Career

Maastricht University

Master Postgraduate Maastricht

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Health care, social services and care services
Course summary This programme focuses on health and wellbeing throughout employees' entire careers. You look not just at problems but also at wellbeing, engagement and productivity.
Course description 'Sustainable work' has shot to the top of the agenda in recent years. Governments and companies need employees to remain healthy and productive throughout their working lives. So how do we make it happen? Matching individuals to jobs, balancing work and family lives, maintaining our functional capacities over the years. There is a real need – and a job market – for experts on contemporary problems like these. How can we ensure that people enjoy their work? That they are challenged, but not over-burdened? That they can develop both personally and professionally? That the workplace is a positive environment? In this programme, you learn what you can do to promote all these things. You focus in a very practical sense on an organisational or company setting, making policies and recommendations for the health, wellbeing and productivity of individual employees, and for the company as a whole. Your solutions are not just behavioural, but also organisational, technical, or a combination of them all. Thus, you gain a multidisciplinary education but also highly practical training. This programme is a one-year full-time or part-time programme taught in English.
Study subjects Term 1 * Understanding Health Behaviour * Determinants of Health and Labour Participation * Intervention Development * Strategies for Health Protectio, Disease Prevention and Re-Integration into Work * Thesis Preparation Term 2 * Implementation and Evaluation * Occupational Health Management * Internship and master's thesis
Course objectives This programme will give you: * up-to-date knowledge of contemporary topics such as work-life balance, work engagement, health promotion, precarious work, etc. * the skills to develop and implement organisational health policies and evidence-based occupational health interventions * cutting-edge, unique training on topics such as a biopsychosocial approach to labour participation and moral case deliberation
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, literature study, oral presentation, internship, research, research project, research proposal, lecture, group assignment, workshop, group discussion, practicum, self study
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
Information about the institution Maastricht University (UM), the most international university in the Netherlands, stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook.


Admission requirements
  1. Admissions: 1. a bachelor's degree issued by a university in a relevant domain 2. a bachelor's degree issued by a University of Applied Sciences in a relevant domain. For these students additional requirements may apply.
Language requirements
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 Jun 2020 1 May 2020
1 Sep 2021 1 Jun 2021 1 May 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 16800€ 16800

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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