Work, Health and Career

Keep work healthy, sustainable and productive.

Are you interested in a combination of occupational healthcare, organization/policy science and health education? Would you like to advise organisations and policymakers about the health and sustainable employability of employees? And would you like to help people stay healthy and productive throughout their career, also those with chronic diseases and other disabilities? Then you should consider getting a master’s in Work, Health and Career. The programme combines theories of health and labour participation with practical training, enabling you to formulate and implement health strategies and interventions. You’ll also learn how you can evaluate these strategies and interventions. As of the academic year 2022/2023 the programme will be updated in order to stay aligned with contemporary challenges in work, health and career and the changing world of work. Upon graduation, you’ll have all the knowledge and skills you need for a career in occupational health consultancy, management, policy-making and research.

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Master's Open Day March 2019

Master's Open Day on 11 November 2023

Experience Maastricht University: find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, immerse yourself in your programme of choice, and explore our beautiful city. The next Master's Open Day will take place on Saturday, 11 November 2023.

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Get a taste of student life at our faculty

Are you a prospective student interested in studying health? Visit our study information events and let us help you make your choice. Our events let you fully experience what life is like at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences.

Learn more about all the events that we offer.

  • There is still a lot to be gained when it comes to advising companies how to make the healthiest choices the most attractive
    Iris (the Netherlands), Work, Health and Career
  • I want to educate people about a great work-life balance, to prevent stress and burn-out
    Shari (Danish/English/Dutch), Work, Health and Career
  • This programme is so unique, I was willing to uproot my entire life to come here
    Bruna Rinaldi (Brazil), 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