Health Sciences

Everyone will agree that there is nothing as important as good health. But how do you maintain good health? And what is good health? We already know a lot, but there is so much more to discover. Is this the kind of challenge you're looking for? Then Health Sciences is the right choice for you. Each course of this programme covers a new health sciences perspective, giving you a strong overall picture of the biological, behavioural and socio-scientific aspects of health. You'll combine courses on the influence of food and exercise with the study of topics such as health development and the prevention of illnesses. The career paths you could pursue vary widely, ranging from policy making and project management to careers in communications and consultation.

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.

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  • Health Sciences in Maastricht is a broad-ranged study programme. In our first year we were able to orientate ourselves and find out where our interests lied."
    Eline and Lieke Willems (the Netherlands), Health Sciences

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    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

      Fifth-year medical student at Maastricht University Julia Bels was on a flight to Morocco, when suddenly one of the flight attendants asked if there was a doctor on board. One of the passengers had a pain in his eye and when Julia looked at it with a flashlight, his pupil no longer reacted. The man had been operated on his eye a while ago because of releasing retina. In order to give extra support to the eye after the operation, a gas bubble was left behind that may have started to expand. It is advised not to fly after such an operation, but the man had not discussed the flight with his doctor.

      When the co-pilot asked Julia for advice on what to do, she indicated that making a stopover was the best option to prevent risks such as blindness. The pilots followed her advice and made a stopover in the Spanish city of Girona.

      When she arrived in Fez, the flight captain thanked Julia and told her that the man was getting the appropriate medical care at the hospital.

      Well done Julia! And now you and Max go and enjoy a well deserved holiday in Fez!

      Maastrichtse studente (22) laat vliegtuig landen zodat man niet blind wordt
      3 days 13 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

      Today (at around 16.30h), Santa Claus arrives in Maastricht!

      He arrives by train and will then go to the nicely decorated Vrijthof in a colourful procession.

      You can watch it live on the L1 Facebook page.

      Intocht Kerstman live op L1 Facebook
      1 week 1 day ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

      UM medical student Ilke Eggen won the Young Talent Incentive Prize! The Royal Dutch Society of Sciences awarded this prize to three socially involved medical students.

      Next to her studies, Ilke works as a CPR instructor at high schools (

      Congrats Ilke!

      1 week 3 days ago