Health Sciences

Looking at the wider picture of health: policy, prevention, mental health and more

Learn all about good health, which is not only about curing patients, but also about preventing disease and providing high-quality, affordable healthcare.

You can find this programme at Maastricht University’s Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences.

Each study programme at the campus is health-related, and the classrooms are only a stone’s throw away from the academic hospital and the UM Sports Centre.

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So, what exactly will you learn as a Health Sciences student? And why go to Maastricht to study the subject?

Well, the programme is taught in Dutch and in the first year you’ll get to see the big picture of health care: health policy, mental health, biology, digital technology and health prevention.

This means you’ll get a solid, broad knowledge base, giving you the edge over students from other universities in Europe.

After that, you specialise in one topic, as health scientist Mark Spigt and student Tessa explain in this video.

Since 2020 students can also choose for the topic Digital Technology and Care in which you focus on technological developments that transform healthcare: from applications such as eHealth, robotics, smart home devices to management information systems

Learn more about Health Sciences at UM

Scroll down and tour the building where you’ll be studying. Take over the controls and have a look inside.

Combine courses on the influence of food and exercise with the study of topics such as health development and the prevention of illnesses. Learn more about the programme at UM.

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