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Health, Wellbeing and Society (track of Master Sociology)

Tilburg University

Master Postgraduate Tilburg

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study General programmes
Course summary Become a specialist in the fields of healthcare policy, societal resilience, and health and wellbeing.
Course description 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 well-being are distributed across Western societies, and how health and well-being can be improved at the micro- meso- and macro-level of society. Central theme: healthcare policy, societal resilience, and health & well-being. 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 well-being. Learn to analyze how health and wellbeing are related to welfare, healthcare politics and policy and how it is related to demographic and societal factors at different levels.
Study subjects This one-year Master's track consists of 60 credits (ECTS), of which: 5 core courses (36 ECTS) Master's thesis (24 ECTS) You can start either end of August or end of January.
Course objectives 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.
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration -
full-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes group discussion, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, seminar, tutorial, working group, self study
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department -
Information about the institution At Tilburg University, our mission is to inspire students and faculty members to reach their full potential, and in doing so, reap a positive impact on the society around them.

Admission

Admission requirements
  1. You need to demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting the results of either: *TOEFL with a minimum score of 90 (internet-based) or 577 (paper-based) . **The TOEFL institutional code for Tilburg University is 9860. ***Please note: we do not accept the TOEFL Institutional Testing Program (TOEFL ITP) *Academic IELTS score with a minimum of 6.5 score overall and a minimum score of 6.0 on individual parts of the test. *Cambridge C1 Advanced (formerly CAE): grades A, B and C *Cambridge C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE): all grades Please note: The test results must not be older than two years at the time of application. If you do not have your test results at the time of application, please confirm the date of the test in your application An English proficiency test is not required if one of the following applies to your situation: You hold a passport from one of the following countries: *Australia, Canada (with exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the United States of America. *You have studied your entire Bachelor (or Master) program in one of these countries. *For all other countries and situations, the English language test is compulsory. No exemptions from this requirement will be made other than those mentioned here.
  2. The motivation letter must be specifically written for your application for this program at Tilburg University. We do not require a standard format for this letter but it should be about 250-500 words. It should explain: * How you meet the specific criteria for admission mentioned above, with specific reference to your academic background. * Why you want to follow this program of study e.g. what specifically appeals to you about the content of this program. * Why you want to study at Tilburg University. * What you have done in addition to your academic studies in this field. * What added value you consider you could bring to our international classroom. * What you would like to do after you have completed this degree.
  3. This is a list from your University of the courses you have taken in your Bachelor's and Master's degree, with the grades you have achieved. This must be an official list from your University, not your results downloaded from the University's student website. If you have not yet completed all courses at the time of application, please provide the Transcript plus a list of the courses you still need to complete before graduation. Official translations of the Transcript of Records and diploma(s): If your Transcript of Records and diploma are not in English, Dutch, French or German, a sworn translator must translate the documents (with the exception of the course description, the thesis/research paper and your CV). The translator must attach the translation to copies of the original document and stamp both documents. Please note: we cannot accept translations that are not attached to a copy of the original document; the translator must make sure that s/he stamps the copy of the original document and attaches the two documents to each other.
  4. A Bachelor's degree in (e.g.) Sociology, Demography, Psychology, Social Geography, Anthropology, Culture Studies, Human Resource Studies, Organization Studies, and Liberal Arts and Sciences
  5. Adequate knowledge of social science statistics and research methods.
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English C2
IELTS listening 6
IELTS overall band 6.5
IELTS reading 6
IELTS speaking 6
IELTS writing 6
TOEFL internet based 90
Professional experience required -
Duration -
full-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2019 1 Jul 2019 1 Apr 2019
1 Feb 2020 - 1 Oct 2019
1 Sep 2020 1 Jul 2020 1 Apr 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2083€ 14600€ 14600

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.

Scholarships

Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP), Becas Magdalena O. Vda. De Brockman, Colfuturo Scholarship loan programme, Fundacion Beca, Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme (formerly NFP), Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme - Neso Brazil, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme - Neso China, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme - Neso Indonesia, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme - Neso Korea, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme - Neso Mexico, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme - Neso Russia, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme - Neso Thailand, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme - Neso Vietnam, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme China, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme Korea, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme Taiwan, Oranje Tulip Scholarship - Brazilië, Oranje Tulip Scholarship - Indonesë, OTS South Korea

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Contact

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Telephone number +31 (0) 13 -466 9111
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