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Health, Ageing and Society (MSc)

Ready for the future

The Master’s in Health, Ageing and Society gives you the insight, knowledge and skills to change eldercare. This change is needed in order to guarantee care for senior citizens in the future, but also offers solutions for growing old more happily and with more vitality.

Opportunities for your career

Our students have proven to make a difference in the broad field of Health, Ageing and Society. Some of our students have started out in the academic field as researchers or policymakers. Others gave their medical careers a boost or started specialising in elderly care and/or policy and advice.

Career examples

Our alumni work in all kinds of organisations. Some examples are:
  • Policy officer at Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports (VWS)
  • Policy maker at municipality
  • Quality advisor in Nursing Home organisation
  • Consultant healthcare
  • Research assistant at Alzheimer Centre
  • Project manager in Nursing Home organisation
  • Traineeship at Healthcare Insurer
  • Support specialist at Healthcare Tech company
  • PhD trajectories (from biology to policy)

For career examples please check out our alumni stories.

HAS alumni working fields

  • 18.2 % Policy
  • 22.7 % A combination
  • 22.7 % Other
  • 22.7 % Research
  • 13.6 % Clinical work

Results HAS alumni questionnaire 2023 (cohort 2016-2022)

The need for HAS professionals in the working field

Results of our alumni questionnaire show that most alumni work in a job related to the study (83%). They also find a job quickly: 79% has found a job within 6 months after graduating.

  • 83.6 % Job related to V&A
  • 16.3 % Job not related to V&A

Results HAS alumni questionnaire 2023 (cohort 2016-2022)

  • 28.6 % Job search - Already during the study
  • 51 % Job search < 6 months
  • 10.2 % Job search 7-12 months
  • 10.2 % Job search > 1 year

Results HAS alumni questionnaire 2023 (cohort 2016-2022)

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