Work, Health and Career

Maastricht University

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
This programme focuses on health and well-being throughout employees' careers. It covers positive aspects of work (e.g.: engagement) and the prevention of negative aspects of work (e.g.: burnout).

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typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar deeltijd
numerus fixusnee
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 foster and promote all these things. You focus in a very practical sense on an organisational or company setting, making policies and recommendations for the health, well-being and productivity of individual employees, and for the company as a whole. You also learn to develop your analytical skills. Your solutions are not just behavioural, but also organisational, technical. Thus, you gain a multidisciplinary education with a theoretical and practical focus.

For questions related to study and COVID-19:
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Waarom aan de Maastricht University?

The programme is unique in its focus on health and well-being throughout employees' entire careers. It covers positive aspects of work (health, wellbeing, engagement and productivity) as well as the prevention of negative aspects of work (burnout, health complaints, sickness absence, non-participation, the burden of extended working lives).


taal van onderwijs100% en
case study, literature study, oral presentation, internship, research, research project, research proposal, lecture, group assignment, workshop, group discussion, practicum, self study
This programme will provide you with:
  • 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 organizational health policies and evidence-based occupational health interventions;
  • cutting-edge, unique training on topics such as a bio-psycho-social approach to labour participation and moral case deliberation.

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2021

aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2021
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2022

aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2022
collegegeld nog niet bekend


Do you hold a bachelor's or master's degree in which English was the sole language of instruction?
Do you hold an International or European Baccalaureate, a US high school diploma or UK GCE A-levels?
During your secondary education or bachelor's or master's degree, did you successfully complete English-taught courses?
During your secondary education or bachelor's or master's degree, did you follow an internship in an English-language work environment?
Do you have professional experience in an English-language work environment?

If you responded 'No' to the previous questions, you have to submit one of the following language-test certificates (or a similar accredited certification) as part of your application:
IELTS: 6.5
TOEFL internet Based Test (iBT): 90
TOEFL Paper-delivered Test: Reading 20-30; Listening 20-30; Writing 20-30 (However we recommend you to take one of the other tests in this list instead.)
TOEIC: listening and reading 720; speaking and writing 310
Cambridge Advanced (CAE): Grade C (scale 180-184); First Certificate in English (FCE): Grade A (scale 180-184) or Grade B (scale 176-179)


  1. a bachelor's degree issued by a Dutch university in a relevant domain
  2. a relevant university master's degree
  3. a relevant bachelor's degree from an EEA university. For these students additional requirements may apply.
  4. a relevant bachelor's degree from a non-EEA university. For these students additional requirements apply.
  5. a bachelor's degree issued by a University of Applied Sciences in a relevant domain, and you have completed a thesis and have obtained at least 15 ECTS in academic writing, statistics and/or methodology. For these students additional requirements may apply.


estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
308kamerhuur in Maastrichtrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1176totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


5 studenten volgen deze opleiding
80% daarvan is vrouw
1 eerstejaars gestart in 2019
100% daarvan is vrouw
16600 studenten aan de Maastricht University
60% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Maastricht

20231studenten studerend
9323studenten woonachtig   
€ 308gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
24 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

I want to know which psycho-social and external factors play a role in organisations. Why some people stay healthy and productive and others don't. I was interested in learning about business strategies, too. The master's programme in Work, Health and Career is unique because it has that business component as well. You learn about the impact of stress, workload, what intervention strategies you can use.
IJmert Kant
There is a strong need for a sustainable workforce where the individuals are productively employed in jobs that sustain health and wellbeing across the lifespan. This master is the perfect preparation to become an expert in this field. You will be trained on how to advise organisations to improve sustainability of their workforce in a scientific, evidence based way!

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete
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De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Work, Health and Career aan de Maastricht University is beoordeeld door 16 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

You could look for work in:
  • large companies and institutions that employ their own workplace health experts
  • consultancies and other agencies specialising in human resources, employee health or occupational health and safety
  • regional health services (GGDs)
  • employers' organisations
  • government institutions, from local to federal level
  • research institutions

Potentiële beroepen

beleidsmedewerker volksgezondheid (wetenschappelijk)
gezondheidsvoorlichtings- en opvoedings-(gvo)consulent (wetenschappelijk)
hoofd gezondheidheidsvoorlichting en -opvoeding
hoofd volksgezondheid
inspecteur volksgezondheid
manager instelling gezondheids- en (op)voedingsvoorlichting
secretaris gezondheidsraad
wetenschappelijk onderzoeker bewegingswetenschappen, gezondheidswetenschappen
bron: CBS


Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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