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

      Waste from the food processing industry can be used to improve the gut flora of people with obesity, according to the findings of a study by Carlota Bussolo de Souza, who received her PhD on the topic at Maastricht University last Wednesday. In the intestines of overweight people, fermenting fibre from fruit and vegetable peel boosts the level of the healthiest type of metabolite, butyric acid. This has been shown not only to protect against bowel cancer, but also to play a vital role in the energy and fat metabolism.

      2 days 6 hours ago
    • Hooggeachte dames en heren van de Medische Faculteit Maastricht,
      Als ik het goed begrepen heb, heeft uw Faculteit een programma voor mensen met niet aangeboren hersenletsel. Ik heb zelf tweemaal een hersenbloeding gehad en dientengevolge geheugenschade.
      Heeft uw Faculteit mogelijkheden om mijn geheugenschade te verbeteren?
      In afwachting van uw antwoord.
      Hoogachtend P.A.M.Nan

      3 days 7 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

      We had a photo booth at the open day, and boy did we know it :)

      4 days 14 hours ago