Work, Health and Career

Are you interested in occupational healthcare, organisation science and health education? And would you like to help people stay healthy and productive throughout their career? Then you should consider getting a master’s in Work, Health and Career. The programme combines the theories of health and labour participation with practical trainings, enabling you to in formulate and implement health strategies and interventions. You’ll also learn how you can evaluate these strategies and interventions to see whether further improvement is needed. Upon graduation, you’ll have all the knowledge and skills you need for a career in occupational health consultancy, management, policy making and research. Download our full infopack  

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  • This programme is so unique, I was willing to uproot my entire life to come here
    Bruna Rinaldi (Brazil), Work, Health and Career
  • Finding and maintaining a work-family balance is a challenge
    Carolin Schmalhorst (Germany), Work, Health and Career
  • Reducing absenteeism by advising on how to create a healthier and happier workplace for their employees; that's my goal
    Elke Breugelmans (the Netherlands), Work, Health and Career
  • In my work I give advice on how to keep employees healthy and more aware of their lifestyle. My work is related to this master.
    Annemarijn Glasbergen, Work, Health and Career

Work, Health and Career programme has high-quality teaching

Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO)

UM is the fifth best young university in the world

Times Higher Education '250 Under 50'


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    • Photo by Bruna Rinaldi, Work, Health and Career master’s student

      What is defined as Health has been changing during the past years.
      Specially Occupational Health. This has been one of the key concepts we are analysing this past weeks.

      Therefore, nowadays it is essential to acknowledge that not all those people under sick leave actually present a disease and/or illness.

      This is the POV that we, as specialists in balancing work - personal life - health, must never forget!

      To illustrate, the picture shows why when locating only those absent from work due to a disease or health condition we might overlook others.

      If you want to further understand the importance of this new POV, I recommend the following article:

      Wikman A, Marklund S, Alexanderson K Illness, disease, and sickness absence: an empirical test of differences between concepts of ill health Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2005;59:450-454.

      1 day 7 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

      #beingFHML Lotte van Wageningen | master student Mental Health and one of the correspondents at Student Radio Maastricht.

      “In my opinion, the cultural scene of Maastricht is still very unexposed to it's student population. While there are a lot of great non-profit initiatives, for example sustainable community projects and contemporary music events. I aim to put the creative minds behind these initiatives in the spotlight by interviewing them in my podcast series 'Maastricht Cultured'. Culture and creativity are also important to me as a future psychologist; I believe that experiencing art, in all its various forms, can help us better understand each other's and our own feelings.”

      3 days 16 hours ago

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