European Public Health

Are you interested in health sciences, healthcare and wellness? But also in national and international politics, administration and management, policy and strategy, communications and media? The bachelor's programme in European Public Health (EPH) might be for you.

EPH is the only programme of its kind in Europe. In European Public Health, it’s about preventing disease and promoting healthy lifestyles for all Europeans with clear European policy.

You’ll learn to bridge the gap between health sciences and national and European public health policy. You’ll also develop the skills you need to work in governmental or healthcare-related organisations, or in EU or WHO units, in positions such as a policy advisor, health officer or prevention specialist.


You are in your final year of secondary school, you know what you want to study, and you have visited us during an Open Day. Now you would like to take it one sterp further: you would like to experience the study programme yourself.
In that case, you could attend an Experience Day. You will attend classes and experience what it is like to work together with others in a tutorial group. In addition, you will be given the opportunity to ask questions to students and staff.

More about European Public Health on our Virtual Open Day

Experience what it’s really like to study at UM:

  • Explore our facilities
  • Learn about student life in Maastricht
  • Hear what students say

Take a virtual tour

  • For me, the uniqueness of the bachelor's in European Public Health lies mainly with the European context included in the curriculum
    Roubitha David (France), European Public Health
  • Living and studying abroad is a completely different experience than just travelling: it makes me a more independent and a stronger person than I was before
    Natalia Wasowska, European Public Health


Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation

European Consortium for Accreditation in higher education (ECA)

EPH has a distinguished multidisciplinary approach

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UM is the fifth best young university in the world

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