Courses & curriculum 2019 - 2020
At Maastricht Science Programme we give you the freedom to choose your own curriculum. This means you have the responsibility to direct your own education. Depending on your ambition and interests, you can pick from a wide range of courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, neurosciences and various interdisciplinary fields such as biomedical engineering, biobased materials, systems biology and nanomaterials.
Because of our open curriculum structure, you can either focus on one discipline or combine multiple disciplines into a single bachelor degree. To see the full scale of courses offered at Maastricht Science Programme, please download our course catalogue.
The core will ensure that you obtain essential knowledge before you start building your own curriculum. Since all introductory courses are prerequisites for more advanced courses, you are guaranteed that your peers have an equal knowledge base when you start selecting more advanced courses.
An academic year at the Maastricht Science Programme is split into two semesters. Each semester consists of two periods of eight weeks, followed by a four-week project period. During the project period, you incorporate the knowledge and skills you have acquired over the previous sixteen weeks into a single research project.
|Period 1 (8 weeks)|
|Course A (5 ECTS)|
|Course B (5 ECTS)|
|Skills Training A (2.5 ECTS)|
|Period 2 (8 weeks)|
|Skills Training B (2.5 ECTS)|
|Period 3 (4 weeks)|
|Project Period (5 ECTS)|
Modules at the Maastricht Science Programme are taught at three levels of increasing complexity:
|Intermediate: might have course prerequisites, such as having completed an introductory course|
|Advanced: will have course prerequisites, such as having completed one or more intermediate course|
To ensure in-depth knowledge, the amount of 1000 level courses you can choose is limited, and a substantial amount of 3000-level courses are required.
At the Maastricht Science Programme, we use a diverse range of assessment methods: exams, papers, peer review, presentations or lab reports, just to name a few.
Each course will have at least two moments of assessment to ensure an adequate review of your obtained knowledge.
Core courses Read morePeriod More course datalangdayECTS
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Skills Read morePeriod More course datalangdayECTS
Projects Read more
Twice per academic year, at the end of each semester, the students of Maastricht Science Programme will put their acquired knowledge and skills into practice during a four-week project of their interest and choice.Period More course datalangdayECTS
Thesis Read more
The Bachelor Thesis Research is the final proof-of-capability for Maastricht Science Programme students and will allow them to specialise in an area of their choosing. The thesis period lasts for one complete semester and accounts for 30 ECTS of the degree.Period More course datalangdayECTS