Health Psychology & Digital Interventions

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This master track is aimed at forming science-informed practitioners in health psychology and (digital) behaviour change.

Key Facts & Figures

Type
Master
Degree
MSc
Mode of study
Full-time
Instruction language
English
Duration
1 year
Study points (EC)
60
Start date
September
Application Deadline (EEA)
3 april
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The study programme in a nutshell

How can we leverage scientific knowledge and technological innovations to tackle the most relevant health and societal issues today? Can we combine an evidence-based scientific approach to health promotion with the creative design thinking process involved in the development of new technological solutions? In this track, psychological insights, evidence-based methods, and a user-centred design approach are used to create innovative solutions to target psychological problems, promote healthy behaviours and prevent unhealthy ones.

Why this study

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Student perspective - Health Psychology & Digital Interventions

What you will learn

This master track is for anyone with an interest in the psychology of behaviour change, and the use of digital interventions to promote (mental)health or influence behaviour. In this master you will learn:

  • how you can use psychological theory to design and evaluate effective interventions
  • how technology can be leveraged to provide unique solutions for an increasingly complex society
Programme overview

Is this the right programme for you?

  • This programme is unique in its combination of state-of-the-art theoretical and methodological knowledge on health psychology and on how to design, implement and evaluate (digital) behaviour change interventions in complex, real-life contexts. 
  • Active education, where you work in groups to address and solve real-life questions about behavior change by designing interventions in a multidisciplinary context. 
  • Attention to the development of professional skills by following practical courses and two internships

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Career opportunities after graduation

As a graduate of this master track you can work, for example, as behavioral scientist, policy officer or researcher for health promotion and public governance institutions, but also as an intervention designer, project manager or UX researcher in (med)tech and e-health companies.

This could be your future

What do our students think?

Marissa Duess

Marissa Duess - Alumna Health Psychology & Digital Interventions

Through this program, I have learned what a huge difference effectively developed e-health technology can make.
Through this program, I have learned what a huge difference effectively developed e-health technology can make.

I have always been passionate about helping those who need it most. With a background in psychology I was confident I could make a difference but not so sure how to do so without being a healthcare worker. I saw this program as an opportunity to learn new ways to make a difference in an increasingly digitized world and to use my expertise to support health care workers, and patients.

Through this program, I have learned what a huge difference effectively developed e-health technology can make not only to health care workers and patients, but also to individuals who don’t have equal access to health care and especially to those who can benefit from preventative care (everyone!). 
This program has offered me many new inspirations for my career, as well as valuable real-life project experience, knowledge that can be transferred to various contexts, and fantastic mentors and friends. 

Julie Landsman-Gerjoi

Julie Landsman-Gerjoi

Julie Landsman-Gerjoi - Student Health Psychology & Digital Interventions

This master is an awesome programme that’s given me a practical foundation to start working in health psychology!
Julie Landsman-Gerjoi
This master is an awesome programme that’s given me a practical foundation to start working in health psychology!

​​​​So far, this programme has been a great experience, even with the changes due to covid! Our class is small, which means we’ve gotten to know each other and the professors well. We were able to have good conversations during the workshops and collaborate on various projects.

Our classes are interesting with many unique guest speakers and case studies. The blocks build on the knowledge from the courses directly before, so you really get the opportunity to use the things you’ve just learned. My favorite class has been the design of digital interventions where we actually got to design an intervention ourselves using our fellow classmates as end users. It was really cool to see an app from a literature review to mockups of the design. 

I chose those master’s programme because I wanted to learn more about improving health in a practical way, and since social interactions and care are becoming increasingly more virtual, to incorporate a digital aspect to those interventions. I also of course wanted to come live in the Netherlands!

Even during a corona time, EUR has made great efforts to connect the students to each other and the faculty and really made the best of the situation. Our classes, while virtual, are still collaborative, informative, and relevant. The course content has definitely met my expectations in terms of preparing me for the next step of my career. I hope to work on digital programmes and projects that will improve health for the youth populations.

This master is an awesome programme that’s given me a practical foundation to start working in health psychology!

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