Integrated Care Design, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
This Masters course on Integrated Care Design at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht seeks to provide senior-decision-makers, managers and care professionals with a cohesive and blended programme that seeks to understand how approaches to integrated care can support the delivery of the Triple Aim goals in care delivery.


This Masters course on Integrated Care Design at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht is relevant to people working to achieve innovations in multi-disciplinary health and welfare delivery through service redesign. It is relevant to those working in municipal and health authorities, for insurers, within care providers, the third sector as well as patient associations. 

The need to create more integrated systems of care delivery means that health care managers and professionals must take on new roles and learn new skills to develop the joint responsibility that will be needed for a more person-centered approach to care. There is a need for future care professionals to understand not only the future content-related aspects in dealing with more complex cohorts of patients and service users, but also to become experts in the managerial and relational skills necessary in working in new multi-disciplinary teams and environments.

The course is a competence-oriented, two-year and part-time program that offers a cohesive program with regard to content, level didactics and action learning. All of this takes place in a highly effective learning environment in which innovation in practice is the focal point. Students are encouraged to utilize state-of-the-art knowledge from a variety of sources, including scientific literature and also from IFIC’s expert community taking forward integrated care in policy and practice.

After this study 

After the completion of this graduate program students will have become an authority in the design, delivery and management of integrated care. Students will be able to think both strategically and assertively and use their professional skills and business-oriented insights to lead and manage change successfully. The competences gained will fulfil the roles of the integrated care designer: process manager, advisor, and professional leader.

Programme Structure


The course comprises 12 modules (6 each year) of ten weeks each that combines lecture content, group work, desk research and assignment writing.

In the first year students complete the following modules:

  • Research methods/critical thinking
  • Case study research and moral reasoning
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Strategy and policy
  • Integrated care design principles
  • Personal effectiveness/ advisory skills
In the second year students complete the following modules:
  • Problem- analyses/ prevention
  • Design-oriented research
  • Process- product management
  • Implementation and change management
  • Knowledge management
  • Finance, planning and control
  • Reflective practice/ presentation and publication

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Study load: 21 hours /week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

In order to be accepted students must possess the following:

  • A completed recognized course of higher professional education or a comparable competency level in healthcare or welfare (for example as a social worker, socio-pedagogic caregiver, occupational therapist, nurse, physician or psychologist);

If students do not meet the admission requirements, it is nonetheless possible that they may be admitted via an assessment where the higher professional education cognitive and work level can be demonstrated.

Candidates who have completed a course of higher professional education or a comparable competency level in the field of health care and welfare are eligible for admission to this program.

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

At least two years of relevant work experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    7500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Utrecht

  • 900 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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