PhD training programmes at FHML/MUMC+

The aim of the PhD education programme at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) / Maastricht UMC+ is to promote development of a high level of competence in the specific research field, but also in more generic, transferable skills that are important for high-level professional careers in research, education, and clinical practice.

An important part of the PhD training occurs in the context of conducting the research project, under expert supervision. In addition, all PhD candidates are expected to engage in broader educational activities. PhD candidates formulate and regularly update their personal education plan in consultation with their supervisors, based on an assessment of previously acquired competencies, skills specifically needed for the PhD research, more general knowledge and skills, and future career plans.
Acknowledging the diversity of academic backgrounds as well as the high time demands of ongoing research projects, the FHML education programme allows PhD candidates to choose from a wide range of courses, which are given by FHML staff and UM organisations and make use of various (face to face and online) educational formats.