Why this programme?
Our global society is facing complex challenges in diverse areas such as energy, life sciences, nutrition, materials and the transition to a more sustainable economy. Many of these challenges are interdisciplinary, requiring a new generation of scientists who are capable of looking across traditional boundaries between scientific disciplines.
At the Maastricht Science Programme, we introduce a new approach to education in the natural sciences that is based on the Liberal Arts & Sciences tradition. Gone are the conventional disciplinary boundaries. We challenge you to create your own curriculum, chosen from a wide range of disciplines, guided by advisors and driven by your own skills, interests and ambitions.
Your academic advisor
Your academic advisor will guide you throughout your studies in making choices that fit your personal interests, ambitions and progress. Our advisors can help you answer questions such as:
- What are my talents and interests and how can I translate those into a future career?
- Which courses will help me reach my goals?
- Should I pursue other academic options, for example by taking courses at another faculty or another university (in the Netherlands or abroad)?
- How should I prepare for a master’s programme? Or the labour market?
The joy of discovery
The interactive and challenging way of combining theory and practice in courses, skills trainings and projects will provide you with the required knowledge and skills to succeed in a master's programme and your future career. In addition, our hands-on approach puts the thrill and fun of discovery back into scientific study.