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:
- A practice internship at an external organization and an independent Master’s thesis based on existing data; or
- A research internship at our research department or an external organization and a Master’s thesis based on independently collected data (in cooperation with your internship organization).
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: https://uu-ser.sites.uu.nl/procedure-submitting-uu-ser.