Bachelor

Maastricht Science Programme

Are you interested in the natural sciences and want to look beyond the boundaries of a single discipline? Or do you want to focus on one discipline and become an expert in that specific field? The Maastricht Science Programme offers you the opportunity to explore the natural sciences and to build a unique academic profile based on your personal interests and ambitions. Every semester, your personal academic advisor guides you in selecting courses from fields as diverse as biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, neuroscience and various interdisciplinary fields such as biomedical engineering and entrepreneurship. You can focus on a single discipline, or you can combine multiple disciplines in a single degree. Why study sciences in Maastricht?

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  • Working in the Brightlands labs gives a good indication of how scientific research is conducted and provides skills required for properly working in the lab after MSP.
    Lianne van den Broek (The Netherlands), Maastricht Science Programme
  • It's really exciting that MSP is a new programme, because you feel like you can still have an impact
    Verena Broich, Maastricht Science Programme
  • I was quite relieved that I found a programme that uses the benefits of an open curriculum in the Liberal Arts and Science manner.
    Philipp Gansen (Germany), Maastricht Science Programme
  • MSP best represents the extraordinary internationality of the Maastricht University student body.
    Isabella Barale (Italy), Maastricht Science Programme

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News

  • Nieboer pitch

    ‘Power to the farmers’

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

    UM students Vincent and Laura Nieboer, inspired by their father, came up with an accessible concept to help farmers worldwide stop the depletion of agricultural land. They recently pitched their idea at the ‘Little big talks’ on the occasion of the celebration of 80 years of materials science and innovation at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen.

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  • Natural Maastricht: compact city in a wide landscape

    Saturday, December 12, 2020
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  • iGEM 2020 logo

    Student team win silver in iGEM competition

    Thursday, December 10, 2020

    A team of 13 UM students has won a silver medal in the prestigious iGEM competition in synthetic biology. The team focused on combating the oak processionary caterpillar.

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  • Microscopic image of coronavirus

    UM students dive into COVID-19 at the nano level

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Read more
  • Interior of a quantum computer (image: IBM)

    Maastricht University to enter quantum computing collaboration with IBM

    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Maastricht University will become the first Dutch university to enter the IBM Q Network. The goal of the collaboration is to develop the high-performance computation power required for two next-generation advanced physics detectors.

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  • Grensmaas Project

    Crossing borders at the Grensmaas

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    The Grensmaas project has been running since 2008 and is the largest river restoration project in The Netherlands.

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  • iGEM 2020 logo

    Snow white’s apple for the oak processionary caterpillar

    Monday, March 16, 2020

    A team of Maastricht Science Programme students competes in iGEM 2020: an amicable contest where students get the opportunity to engage in pushing the boundaries of synthetic biology.

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  • The unknown side of Darwin

    Monday, February 10, 2020

    Professors Joordens and Claessens discuss Darwin as a geologist, plus their activities with MSP students.

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  • LHCb experiment

    Maastricht officially admitted into LHCb experiment at CERN

    Friday, January 17, 2020

    Maastricht University has been officially admitted into the LHCb experiment at CERN, starting January 2020. At the same time, the Faculty of Science and Engineering installed a new chair, prof. Marcel Merk, on collider physics into the newly founded research group.

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  • Maastricht Science Programme alumna wins Darwin thesis award

    Maastricht Science Programme alumna wins Darwin thesis award

    Thursday, November 28, 2019

    A Maastricht Science Programme alumna won the Darwin thesis award at the National Biology Students Conference 2019.

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  • joordens en claessens

    Is time on our side?

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    Until recently, palaeontology and evolutionary biology were not among the key disciplines at UM. This is set to change, say the newly appointed professors José Joordens and Leon Claessens.

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  • UM team wins 'Best Biologists of the Netherlands 2019'

    UM team wins national biology contest

    Monday, October 7, 2019 Read more
  • iGEM

    Maastricht Science Programme in international biology competition in Boston

    Friday, August 9, 2019 Read more
  • LHCB

    Jacco de Vries wins thesis award on complex matter

    Thursday, June 27, 2019

    Jacco de Vries wins prize for best thesis at the Large Hadron Collider from CERN.

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  • FSE Hackathon champions 2019

    FSE students place first in international hackathon

    Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    A group of bachelor’s students of the Maastricht Science Programme (MSP) and Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) won the Eramet challenge at the VivaTechnology Hackathon in Paris during the weekend of 18 May.

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  • sustainability plastic waste

    Precious Plastic Maastricht – the potential of waste

    Thursday, May 9, 2019

    Precious Plastic Maastricht is currently setting up a local recycling workspace that turns plastic waste into entirely new goods, such as bins, beams, 3D printer filaments, and much more.

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  • MSP - Particle Physics Masterclass

    Maastricht Science Programme involved in particle physics break-through

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    Maastricht Science Programme is involved in the LHCb collaboration at CERN which has seen, for the first time, the matter–antimatter asymmetry, known as CP violation. This finding is sure to make it into the textbooks of particle physics.

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  • Thomas Cleij

    Thomas Cleij appointed as new Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering

    Thursday, February 28, 2019

    The Executive Board of Maastricht University (UM) has appointed Prof. dr. Thomas Cleij as the new dean of the Faculty of Science & Engineering.

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  • Stefan Hild appointed professor of Gravitational Research; UM joins Nikhef

    Monday, February 25, 2019

    Maastricht University (UM) has appointed Prof. dr. Stefan Hild as professor of Gravitational Research. The move paves the way for UM to become a full member of the National Institute for Subatomic Physics (Nikhef).

     

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  • Megan and Dennis

    Stronger together thanks to students

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    For Maastricht University’s students Dennis Katwal and Megan Entzinger, volunteering has always played a part in their life. Finding that they had spare time to fill when arriving in a new country, they naturally wanted to use this time to help others – and they found the perfect opportunity when they came across the charity committees of their study programmes.

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  • roger penrose

    Sir Roger Penrose at the Faculty of Science and Engineering

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    The Faculty of Science and Engineering welcomes Sir Roger Penrose, emeritus Professor of Mathematics of the University of Oxford, for a two-day visit to Maastricht.

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  • Keuzegids Bachelors 2019

    Keuzegids Bachelors 2019: three UM Colleges stable at the top

    Friday, November 16, 2018 Read more
  • gideon koekoek

    Physics booming at UM

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Maastricht University is gearing up to conduct more research in the area of fundamental physics. “The aim is to put UM on the map as a physics institute, in the eyes of other researchers as well as the general public,” says Gideon Koekoek, who joined UM’s research group on gravitational waves in 2017.

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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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  • Technasia partnership agreement

    Maastricht University partners with technical secondary schools in Limburg to strengthen connections

    Monday, October 1, 2018

    On 1 October, Stichting Technasium and UM signed a partnership agreement with nine science-based secondary education schools in Limburg. 

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  • Maastricht University joins Einstein Telescope Coalition

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Maastricht University officially joined the Einstein Telescope Coalition of Nikhef (Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics) and KU Leuven. Prof. dr. Dr Martin Paul, chairman of the Executive Board of Maastricht University, today signed an agreement formalising UM’s participation.

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  • Brightlands Chemelot Campus

    Safety at Chemelot

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    In a report published today, the Dutch Safety Board concludes that current safety and risk management at the complex comply with the applicable regulations and rules.

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  • MSP - UM visits CERN

    Delegation UM and the province of Limburg visit CERN.

    Monday, March 5, 2018

    UM, the province of Limburg and Nikhef - the National institute for subatomic physics - have visited CERN in light of their collaboration.

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  • Discovering new species, just like Darwin

    Friday, February 9, 2018

    At the occasion of Darwin Day (12 February) evolutionary biologist Roy Erkens tells about his research on new plant species.

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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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