Universiteit Maastricht

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Teaching method


Maastricht University uses Problem Based Learning (PBL) as its key method of instruction. Students work together in small groups to tackle the subject matter. A tutor accompanies the group meetings to monitor the process and the level of the discussions. PBL is a very effective method; besides acquiring knowledge, it enables you to apply this knowledge, and to analyse and solve problems. In this method of instruction active participation of students is absolutely essential; it is not only expected by the tutor or professor, but also by your fellow students. And active participation also implies that you are required to attend all group meetings.


Please have a look at this video to learn more.