New Master Honours Class ‘Innovating Health and Well-being through Entrepreneurship’

In March, the Honours Academy of Leiden University will launch the new Master Honours Class Innovating Health and Well-being through Entrepreneurship (5 EC). Ambitious students with a curious mind will have the opportunity to work on an innovation for the healthcare sector.

In this Master Honours Class, from 19 March until 25 June 2020, students will explore innovations for the healthcare and welfare sector, alongside their regular Master’s degree programmes at Leiden University, “For example, how can people with a low level of literacy learn how to stay healthy’, explains coordinator Lex van Delden of Leyden Academy. Another potential assignment might ask the students to think about the design of a new nursing home, “which puts enjoyment of life rather than care front and centre,” says Van Delden.

The course is all about bringing students closer to the end users of care and welfare, says Van Delden. “In addition to discussing the theory and the students engaging with experts, those who receive care play a vital role in getting to the heart of the problem.” In groups of four, supported by a coach, the students prepare a presentation of their plan. “The main objective is to demonstrate that the plan is also marketable, in other words that it’s feasible and affordable.”

Motivated Master’s students can apply for the new course from today until 16 February. Master Honours Classes are small-scale, extra-curricular, interdisciplinary courses that address both theory and practice. Participants are selected based on motivation, study results and academic background.

For more information on the programme, course load, and registration, please visit the website of the Master Honours Class Innovating Health and Well-being through Entrepreneurship.