"I like to keep my options open, which has led me to the Health Sciences Research Master. In research there are plenty of topics to be explored, so this master's degree is suitable for those who know what they want and also for those who are not sure. This is also reflected in the students undertaking the course, from people who have just finished their bachelor's degree to healthcare professionals. The master's thesis in this programme is the whole of the second year, so you have the time to explore something in more depth than most of your fellow master's students. The emphasis is on what you find interesting. My interest has always been in genetics, but I also like the economic side of health care. This is why I am now looking into subjects in both fields, and there is even an option for me to combine them! The great thing about this master's is that you will be an excellent 'problem solver' at the end of the course, especially with the active learning facilitated by the Problem-Based Learning system at Maastricht University. With these skills you will become a very good researcher, so a PhD is an option, but you can also go into the field of pharmaceuticals, government institutes and so on. You have the opportunity to distinguish yourself from the group and specialise in the topic you like!"
Research Master in Health Sciences