School of Social Studies

The School of Social Studies has almost 4,500 students following a full-time or part-time degree. They do this at bachelor or master level.

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As a professional, you have to deal with complex social issues. About healthcare, quality of life, social quality and loneliness. But also about parenting, inclusion, poverty and aging. Working on these issues requires groundbreaking and creative thinking and acting. And that’s what we do here at the School of  Social Studies.  


Home base for bachelor, master and associate degree programs 

The School of Social Studies is home to a range of degree programs, at bachelor, associate and master level. Students can choose a full-time, part-time or work-study variant.  

Dutch taught


  • Social Work
  • Management in Healthcare and Social Services 
  • Educational Theory


  • Social Work
  • Management & Organisation in Social Enterprise 
  • Human and Organisational Behaviour 
  • Educational Theory 

A complete overview the Dutch-taught offerings of the School of Social Studies can be found here.

English taught


Exchange program

Short Course



Want to continue studying? The School of Social Studies offers a large number of postgraduate degrees, courses and training programs. 



Home base for practice-based research 

We work together with the degree programs to tackle social issues. We conduct groundbreaking practice-based research at no less than 8 research centers:

  • Strengthening Social Quality
  • Ethics of Connecting People with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Flourishing with Autism
  • Key Factors in Youth Care Parenting Assistance
  • Misunderstood Behavior, Healthcare and Society
  • Social Sustainable Practices

More about research at HAN



School of Social Studies