The study programme of the Master Health Psychology & Digital Interventions incorporates both theory and practice. The master adopts an active learning approach combining elements of traditional Problem-Based Learning with a more project-oriented learning approach, working around concrete cases from real-life public and community (health) institutions to provide an intervention solution.
As such, this master will train students to become all-round professionals who are able to apply scientific knowledge in practice. Graduates will have an advantage because of their good theoretical basis and excellent research and professional skills and competences (e.g., scientific integrity and transparency, knowledge brokery and valorization, communication skills, project management, etc).
The curriculum consists of three main courses. Each course is about specific themes related to the process of understanding and analyzing targeted behaviors, and designing, implementing and evaluating (digital) behavior change interventions. In the first two courses, you will learn how psychological insights and theories can be used to stimulate behavior change and improve health, and how to leverage technology and work together with relevant parties to design more effective health promotion interventions. The third course is uniform for all psychology masters: a course in advanced statistics.
In parallel to the main content courses, you will also attend two smaller courses focused on acquiring key professional and research skills in the field of (digital) behavior change. Thus, the Health Psychology & Digital interventions Master not only provides students with the relevant content expertise, but also helps them develop the skills necessary to work effectively in the field.
In the second semester, from February onwards, you will complete a practical internship and a research internship leading to your final thesis, either in external organizations and companies working in the field of (digital) behavior change and/or e-health, or in the research areas of our faculty. Both internships can also be combined into a longer one, where both practical experience and research work can be integrated into a larger project.
All teaching activities are taught in English. The lectures, study manuals, examinations and used literature are also in English.
The educational programme is subject to change. No rights can be derived from the information below.