Bachelor

University College Venlo

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 and health in an interdisciplinary manner. It is increasingly recognised that food can be regarded as medicine and can be used in either the prevention or the treatment of various chronic diseases. With the help of your personal academic advisor, you build a tailor-made bachelor's programme and for example study this topic as nutritional pharmacotherapy (medicine 2.0). 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, Pharmacology and Toxicology 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.

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News

  • Alie de Boer

    Vote for Alie

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    The VIVA400 is a list of 400 inspiring women who shine in their field of expertise and who are nominated because of their talents. Our Alie de Boer is on that list in the category ‘Knappe koppen’ (brainiacs).

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  • Elsevier - Beste Studies 2018

    UM’s University Colleges again dominate Elsevier ranking

    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    De University Colleges van de UM doen het opnieuw goed in de Elsevier-ranking.

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  • ucv construction works

    Renovation new UCV building begins

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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  • features

    New chair position in Venlo: Youth, Food and Health

    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    Several companies and Maastricht University joined forces to develop the new academic chair on Youth, Food and Health at Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo. The appointed professor will spend five years conducting research on healthy eating patterns in young people.

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  • ucv graduates

    First graduates University College Venlo

    Friday, July 6, 2018

    Mirte van den Boogaard and Augustin Poncelet will be among the first graduates of the bachelor’s programme at University College Venlo (UCV). They look back on a memorable experience.

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  • University College Venlo - ISA BEET

    Student association UCV contributes to student life in Venlo

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    Although the bachelor’s programme University College Venlo (UCV) is nearly three years old they never had their own student association. Until now.

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  • alie de boer

    “Do you believe Rens Kroes?”

    Thursday, February 1, 2018

    Mayonnaise with a blue check mark on the label. Light potato chips. Diet margarine that helps prevent heart attacks. Are these claims even true? And why do people trust Rens Kroes’s lifestyle advice, but don’t trust E-numbers? These are the types of questions that intrigue researcher Alie de Boer.

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  • Keuzegids 2017

    Keuzegids Bachelors 2018: seal of quality for three UM colleges

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    The ‘Keuzegids Bachelors 2018’, released today, shows a continued increase in our university’s scores. Our students’ positive evaluation has seen many programmes rise in the national rankings. All three UM colleges have been awarded a seal of quality, which distinguishes them as top programmes. Remarkably, University College Venlo, participating for the first time, leads the field; University College Maastricht and the Maastricht Science Programme also remain at the top of the Keuzegids.

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  • Elsevier ranking 2017

    University Colleges UM dominate Elsevier ranking

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    Both University Colleges of Maastricht University head the Elsevier ranking Best Study Programmes of the Year 2017.

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  • Freddy Troost

    Golden combination of commerce and science

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    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.

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  • Food Innovation Awards Campus Venlo

    Campus Venlo students win preliminary round European food innovation competition

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    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.

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  • Students UCV

    National Student Survey: UM scored well with regard to internationalisation

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    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'.

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  • The social impact of a small-scale university is huge
    Augustin Poncelet (Belgium), University College Venlo
  • 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
    Ilse Knoops (The Netherlands), University College Venlo