After you've obtained your bachelor's degree, you can continue on to a master's programme at Maastricht University. The Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences offers several master's programmes for Health Sciences graduates. You can also enrol in a master’s programme at another university in the Netherlands or abroad. Please note that other institutes may require you to take an entrance test to assess whether you meet their requirements.
Connecting master's programmes
English master's programmes
- Governance and Leadership in European Public Health
- Global Health
- Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management
- Health Education and Promotion
- Health Food Innovation Management (Campus Venlo)
- Human Movement Sciences
- Work, Health and Career
Dutch master's programmes
- Mental Health (for students who have completed the Mental Health track) (this master's is offered by the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience)
- Research Master Physician-Clinical Investigator (for students who have completed the Biology and Health track; a strict selection procedure applies to this master's programme)
After you've finished this programme, you could pursue a career in policy making, management, research or education.
Policy advisors help prepare, formulate and implement policies within their own area of expertise. Many Health Sciences graduates end up working as a policy advisor at national and international governments, and other healthcare-related organisations .
Managers are responsible for supervising the activities within a department, they are also responsible for maintaining a high level of quality. Health Sciences graduates often end up working as health managers or HR advisors.
A scientific researcher conducts research and reports the results. Some Health Sciences graduates decide to pursue a PhD after their graduation. They specialise in a topic that they have studied during the programme. Other Health Sciences graduates become researchers at commercial organisations, in the food industry, for example, or at a pharmaceutical company.
If you take the education minor within the bachelor Health Sciences - track Biology & Health, you can become a biology teacher at a secondary school, or work as an instructor in tertiary and higher education.
You can find more information about the education minor in the paragraph Courses & curriculum from the bachelor's in Biomedical Sciences (as it is officialy a BMS minor, but it is open to HS students as well).
There are plenty of job opportunities for health sciences graduates. Healthcare is one of the fastest growing economic sectors, and this growth is expected to continue in the coming decades. Businesses and institutions developing activities designed to promote good health and healthcare are also on the rise, and international scientific research and education are bolstering this development.
On average, Health Science graduates need less time to find a job than other university graduates. The average Health Sciences graduate in the Netherlands sends out 16 letters of application before they find a job, which is 4 letters less than the national average. Health Sciences graduates also tend to be more satisfied with their programme, they give the programme a 7.3, that's higher than the national average of 6.9.
What do our graduates do?
Curious about what our graduates are doing? Here are some examples of job titles.
- Psychologist/Sexologist, Dutch Sexology Association
- Scientific Adviser at Topsport Topics
- Clinical Studies Researcher at Danone Research – Centre for Specialised Nutrition