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  

  • 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

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    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

      On October 18th, the 8th Annual Maastricht Symposium on Global and European Health will take place. This year’s theme is Global Health security. The symposium will explore the social, political, economic and security impacts of infectious diseases and other hazards can have on our world. The debate will be enlightened by the views from our guest speakers, with backgrounds in research, policy making, and NGOs and will be an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and solutions.
      Entrance is free and lunch will be provided. For more information and registration click on the link below.

      8th Annual Maastricht Symposium on Global and European Health
      1 day 15 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

      Probably you already know how difficult it is to get a drug to the market, the majority fails. Did you know how it works with food? How food regulations are? De Boer, who has a Ph.D. in Nutrition and Food Law talks about this.

      OBSERVANT - Down with the regulations on health claims!
      4 days 16 hours ago
    • Photo by Carolin Schmalhorst, Work, Health and Career Master's student

      As I finished the program successfully and relaxed on holidays the last 3 weeks, now the time comes to search for career opportunities. Many of you ask what you can actually do with the study - see the video to get a better idea! In the beginning of the program I had a clear idea of what I wanted to work as after graduation, being a health consultant was the ideal job I imagined. I still am very interested in that job, but am also more open for other jobs in the area of health promotion. So, within the program, you can consider more options in the job market!

      1 week 2 days ago

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