Study programme

The programme consists of courses totalling 30 credits and an internship/research component amounting to 30 credits. The programme begins in September and consists of the following components:


During the first two periods of study, you will extend your knowledge of social policy and social interventions in the domain of health and wellbeing. Specifically, you will complete four required courses consisting of lectures and participation in small-scale tutorials. 

Academic professional course

Throughout the first semester, you will also participate in a faculty-wide year-long module aimed at developing your professional skills and identity. This 'Academic Professional' course, with a focus on professional integrity and ethics, will also prepare you for entering the labour market after graduation.

Internship / research component

In periods 3 and 4, you will complete an internship and a Master’s thesis. You can choose between two options:

Ethical review of your thesis

From 1 September 2020, all Bachelor's and (research) Master's students must have their thesis project ethically reviewed by the FERB through the online tool UU-SER. More information about the procedure and associated protocols can be found on this website: