University College Venlo (UCV) is unique. You follow your interests and select your own courses. This enables you to study issues related to Food, Nutrition & Health in an interdisciplinary manner. With the help of your personal academic advisor, you build a tailor-made bachelor's programme. The central part of your study programme is made up by courses within the concentration of your choice: Social Sciences or Life Sciences. In the Social Sciences concentration, you can choose courses in fields such as Psychology of Eating, Economics and Behavioural Change. The Life Sciences concentration offers courses like Biology, Epidemiology of Food, Biochemistry and Datamining. Combining courses from different disciplines will help you develop a distinct academic profile, perfecty adapted to the Master’s programme or professional position you aim for.
The success of the master’s programme in Health Food Innovation Management was one of the critical factors in whether or not to establish a Maastricht University campus in Venlo. The graduation of the sixth class puts an end to any possible doubt. “We’re sticking around; we’ve proven that we have a right to exist”, says associate professor and programme coordinator Freddy Troost.
Friday 19 May, three teams of the Health Food Innovation Management master’s programme (UM’s Campus Venlo) took first, second and third place in the preliminary round of the Ecothophelia competition: a Europe-wide competition between student teams of both universities and colleges.
Just like last year, students were generally quite positive about the Maastricht University (UM) study programmes. Fourteen of the seventeen themes showed increased appreciation compared to last year, with UM doing particularly well and scoring above average with regard to the new theme of 'internationalisation'.
The social impact of a small-scale university is huge
My courses mainly focus on consumer behaviour and how to help people to make healthy choices. Health, psychology and economics was not such a weird combination after all
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