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Psychology: Health Promotion & Behaviour Change (track)


Overeating, drug use, and unprotected sex are behaviours that are the most important health problems in the western world, and too much stress exacerbates these behaviours. At the Health Promotion & Behaviour Change track, you will gain knowledge and skills for prevention and intervention of unhealthy behaviours, and how to stimulate healthy behaviours.


Would you like to find out if Health Promotion & Behaviour Change is the right programme for you? Sign up to attend the next Master’s Week or register to receive updates about the Master’s programme.

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Study programme

This Master's track starts with the courses:

  • Sex and sexually transmitted diseases
  • Obesity
  • Addiction
  • Stress

Knowledge from social, developmental, clinical and biological psychology is combined with practical workshops. Interactive tutorial groups using problem-based learning are focused on the most pressing topics within each domain. You will learn to select, adapt and execute appropriate preventive methods or evidence-based interventions, both at the individual and the population level. 

A multidisciplinary approach is taken: highlighting biological, psychological and social dimensions.


You get the chance to develop skills important for your future career


You cover the most important

health problems in our society

Highly interactive education in small groups 

Problem-based learning 


The track provides a sound basis for various positions, such as: 

  • Intervention developer 
  • Consultant or researcher for e-health companies and start-ups  
  • Health communication: Advice, health promotion 
  • Researcher at research and health promotion institutes, e.g. into employee wellbeing, overeating, burnout, sexual health, motivation, addictions 
  • Prevention at different levels of government 

Is Health Promotion & Behaviour Change for you?

Are you interested in: 

  • preventing unhealthy behaviours or increasing healthy behaviours? Both on a personal level and on a population level?
  • deepening your knowledge and applying this knowledge for the benefit of society?  
  • practical training? 
  • working intensively with others? 
  • developing your professional skills as a scientist-practitioner? 

Then Health Promotion & Behaviour Change might be the track for you! 

Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Psychologie
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 66604
Location Roeterseiland campus