Sociology - Health, Wellbeing and Society, M.Sc. | Tilburg University | Tilburg, Netherlands
12 months
15100 EUR/year
2253 EUR/year
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Become a specialist in the fields of healthcare policy, societal resilience, and health and well-being. Health, Wellbeing and Society at Tilburg University puts an emphasis on Western societies, and is about the understanding that sustainability depends on creating resilient and healthy communities, which can adapt to changing conditions without losing their fundamental identities.

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In this Health, Wellbeing and Society track of the MSc Sociology offered by Tilburg University 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.

  • 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: Double degree in Sociology and Social Research - Tilburg University and University of Trento (Trento, Italy); Double degree in Sociology and Population Studies - Tilburg University and  Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain); Double degree in Sociology - Tilburg University and University of Bamberg (Bamberg, Germany)

Career prospects

As a graduate you can manage projects and people within the context of complex health and wellbeing related societal problems. You are able to frame problems from a sociological as well as health and wellbeing perspective. 

Some examples of our graduates' careers are as policy advisor, policy executive, data analyst, researcher or trainer at:  

  • (Health)care organizations;
  • Local, regional, national and international health policy organizations
  • NGOs - non-governmental organization
  • (International) societal change and innovation projects

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health, Resilience and Sustainability
  • Social Policy and Social Risks
  • The Social Structures of Western Societies
  • Health and Policy
  • Master Seminar Sociology: From Theory to Research
  • Master's Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's and/or a Master's degree in Sociology. Work experience or an interest in this field cannot be taken into account for the admission process without a sufficient academic background.
  • Sufficiently acquainted with the social sciences, e.g., knowledge of and practice in the application of (key) questions of sociology and of classical and modern sociological theories; basic knowledge of other social sciences, e.g., psychology and economics.
  • Adequate knowledge of social science statistics and research methods.

Health Wellbeing and Society candidates should have:

  • Interest in sociology and health and wellbeing related issues
  • Ambition and desire for an intellectual challenge and personal development 
  • Strong analytical capacity
  • Interest in critical and analytical thinking, intervention development, changing processes, applied knowledge for (health) care and policy.
  • High level of intrinsic motivation and independence

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15100 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2253 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2253 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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