Health Humanities, M.A. | Tilburg University | Tilburg, Netherlands
12 months
15100 EUR/year
2253 EUR/year
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Study how developments and opinions regarding health, medicine and healthcare are reflected in cultural practices in society from an interdisciplinary humanities perspective. This Health Humanities program at Tilburg University will enable you to critically analyze current healthcare and contribute to its improvement.

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With this Health Humanities program at Tilburg University  you'll study how developments and opinions regarding health, medicine and healthcare are reflected in cultural practices in society. And learn how cultural norms, diversity, technological developments and the online world shape these developments and opinions.

  • Critically evaluate various types of knowledge production in contemporary health and medicine using various types of research and methodologies.
  • Develop the ability to think critically about past and present events and experiences in relation to medicine.
  • Relate concepts of health and medical sciences and practices to questions of public debate and concern.
  • Connect theory with practice through an internship (optional) and by attending guest lectures from professionals.
  • Learn how to write scientific articles based on academic content which will be published in Diggit Magazine an online news platform about digital culture, globalization, and arts.

This is a track of MA Culture Studies. You specialize by following one of its tracks.

Career prospects

Upon graduation you will have gained knowledge and skills to analyze topical issues related to health and medicine, and to contribute to improving healthcare. Your career prospects partly depend on the knowledge and skills you have developed during your Bachelor’s and/or in practice.

Specific professions that will benefit from a training in Health Humanities include:

  • Research in Health and Medicine
  • Health (and science) journalism
  • Health promotion and communication
  • Health policymaking
  • Health administration
  • Health (and science) councils
  • Ethical boards
  • Healthcare consultancy
  • Healthcare management
  • Educational institutes and creative professions
  • Medical complaint committees
  • Emerging professions, such as counselors who support both patients and professionals dealing with their sense of purpose and/or normative / ethical issues

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural practices of knowledge production in health and medicine
  • Online Health Practices
  • The Normal and the Abnormal
  • Diversity and Equity in Health and Medicine
  • Digital Ethnography
  • Ethnography and Interview
  • Hermeneutics
  • Anthropology and Fieldwork
  • Survey Design

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You are eligible to apply if you have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, such as Culture Studies, Philosophy, Literature, Religious Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Anthropology, Medicine, History, etc., or a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Our Admissions Committee will assess every application and evaluate whether or not your previous education matches three years of Dutch academic education. Our Admissions Committee evaluates the modules you have completed previously and whether these match the profile for the program. Depending on your academic deficiencies or degree, you might be required to follow and complete a pre-Master’s program.

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.


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