Master’s programmes

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  • Advanced Master in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (LLM/MSc)

    EN
    Bachelor's programme Dutch Law

    The Advanced Master’s in Intellectual Property Law focuses on the legal dimensions of intellectual property, patent rights and industrial technology. You'll build the legal foundation and practical and technical skills to advance your career as a legal practitioner, European patent agent or manager in a knowledge-intensive industry.

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  • Affective Neuroscience

    EN

    This research master’s is a joint degree programme of Maastricht University and the University of Florence. It’s for graduates in medicine, psychology or behavioural sciences and focuses on the latest developments in the areas of anxiety, depression and the neuroscience of emotions. You’ll learn how to make your own contributions to the latest research on the mechanisms of emotions.

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  • Art, Literature and Society

    NL + EN
    BA Cultuurwetenschappen

    In the master Art, Literature and Society, you will explore the critical role that artists, philosophers, writers and poets play in contemporary society. You will gain broad insights into current issues of national and international importance. You will also gain experience in conducting debates and will discover what your vision and role are in contemporary controversies in the field of art and culture.

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  • Artificial Intelligence

    EN
    Artificial Intelligence

    The master’s programme in Artificial Intelligence focuses on the design and creation of intelligent systems that can, for example, play games, control robots or analyse data. You’ll learn to develop computational solutions to problems and provide up-to-date scientific and technological advice.

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  • Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management and Education

    NL + EN
    Master Kunst, cultuur & erfgoed

    In the master’s in Arts and Heritage, you will approach art and heritage from different perspectives. You will learn more about the scientific and social significance of art, culture and heritage and will acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of cultural policy, cultural education, and the management and marketing of arts and heritage. This master’s programme is also offered in Dutch.

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  • Biobased Materials

    EN
    Operations Research

    Biobased Materials is a two-year master’s programme, taught at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen. It focusses on the development and production techniques of novel, biobased materials that are necessary for the transition to a sustainable economy.

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  • Biomedical Sciences

    EN
    Biomedical Sciences

    Biomedical Sciences is the perfect programme if you have an interest in the causes, treatment and prevention of diseases. This highly practical programme will train you to unravel the molecular mechanisms in health and disease and will teach you how these insights can benefit patients.

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  • Business Research

    EN
    Why this programme

    Business Research is a two-year, English-language master’s programme that starts in September. You’ll learn the latest methodologies for business research and gain the experience and skills to maximise the impact of your research. It will give you an excellent foundation for a PhD or a research career within business, government or academia.

  • Cultures of Arts, Sciences and Technology (Research)

    EN
    FASOS BA

    The research master’s in Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology is a programme that focuses on the roles of science, technology and the arts in modern culture. In two years, you will develop the analytical and methodological skills to pursue a career in research at a university or a knowledge institute such as a museum or an advisory board.

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  • Dutch Law

    NL
    Nederlands Recht

    The master’s programme in Dutch Law is a very broad programme with numerous electives. You can opt for the Free Programme, where you compose your own programme within certain guidelines. Or you can choose one of the other four specialisations: Trade and Business Law, Private Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, or Criminal Law. In these specialisations, you’ll follow both compulsory courses and elective courses, which allow you to specialise in a certain area.

    This programme information is only offered in Dutch.

  • Econometrics and Operations Research

    EN
    Econometrics and Operations Research

    The master’s in Econometrics and Operations Research focuses on using quantitive data to aid economic and management decision making. You’ll learn to use techniques from statistics, mathematics and computer science to solve complex problems for governments, financial institutions, logistics companies and other organisations.

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  • Economic and Financial Research

    EN
  • Economics

    EN
    BA economics and business economics

    Economists are the strategic decision makers of the future. This programme educates you as a professional economist, giving you a broad and thorough grounding in economics as well as the practical tools to advise companies and governments on economic issues.

    Double Degree available for this programme!

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  • Epidemiology

    EN
    Epidemiology

    The master’s programme in Epidemiology focuses on the occurrence, distribution and determinants of health and disease, and on the methods that can be used to study these phenomena. You’ll develop the theoretical knowledge, practical and analytical skills, and experience you’ll need to become a certified epidemiologist.

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  • Euro MBA

    EN
    Accountancy en Controlling

    The EuroMBA combines 10 online courses in management with 6 weeks of residential teaching. You’ll have the flexibility to work where and when you want, allowing you to combine studying with a busy work schedule. You’ll learn how to develop business plans, about the impact of green innovations on business, and how to manage in emerging markets. You’ll also develop your leadership skills, your emotional intelligence and your power to bring about change.

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  • European Law School

    EN
    MA European Law School

    At the European Law School, you’ll study traditional legal subjects such as family law, competition law and criminal law from a European perspective. The programme will provide you with an in-depth overview of European law and how it interacts with national law.

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  • European Public Affairs

    EN
    Master's in European Public Affairs

    The master’s programme in European Public Affairs is focused on the professional practice of public affairs in the European Union. It is a multi-disciplinary, research-based and practice-oriented programme that will prepare you for a career in European or EU-related public affairs and public service.

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  • European Studies

    EN
    European Studies

    European Studies is a one-year, full-time programme focusing on the internal and external dimensions of policy, governance and administration. The programme combines political science, history, international relations, economics and culture studies, focusing on the international dimensions of European policy, governance and administration.

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  • European Studies (Research)

    EN
    European Studies research

    The research-intensive master in European Studies focuses on research into the politics and policies of the European Union and into the wider historical and international contexts of the process of European integration. You will develop the theoretical and methodological knowledge and the analytical skills to pursue a high-level career in EU research.

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  • European Studies on Society, Science and Technology

    EN
    European Studies on society, science & technology

    European Studies on Society, Science and Technology will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary for understanding and managing the complex issues of modern innovation. The programme approaches these problems from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, such as political studies, cultural studies, innovation studies and social studies.

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  • Evidence Based Innovation in Teaching

    NL
    TIER thumbnail image

    Do you want to change your approach in the classroom? Improve education at school? Innovate based on the latest scholarly insights? Evidence-based innovation means that, as a teacher, your work isn’t based on prejudices and assumptions, but on facts. Ideas for innovative education are plenty, but what actually works? This question is the starting point for the master’s in Evidence-Based Innovation in Teaching (MEBIT).

    This programme information is only offered in Dutch.

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  • Executive Master of Enterprise IT Architecture (MEITA)

    EN

    This two-year, part-time programme for professionals offers you the tools and insights for making your organisation and its information systems highly flexible. It provides professional insights into the enterprise IT architecture, links with business strategy and the management of IT governance, leadership and change. The programme is offered in cooperation between Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics and Antwerp Management School.

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  • Executive Master of Finance and Control (Opleiding tot Registercontroller (RC)

    NL
  • Executive Master of IT Governance and Assurance

    EN
    BA International Business

    The master’s programme in IT Governance and Assurance will provide you with the know-how to turn IT innovations into business value and to effectively manage IT-related business risks. The programme is designed specifically for working professionals and is offered in cooperation between Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics and Antwerp Management School.

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  • Financial Economics

    EN
    Why this programme

    The master’s in Financial Economics brings together expertise in finance, general economics and quantitative techniques in a multidisciplinary approach not found elsewhere. Together with industry experts, you will explore the world of financial economics and will specialise in Asset Pricing, Banking or Financial Analysis.

    Double Degree available for this programme!

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  • Fiscal Economics

    EN
    Fiscal Economics

    The multidisciplinary master’s in Fiscal Economics is an ideal track for anyone with an interest in taxation, as well as the economic and legal consequences of it. The programme will provide you with the knowledge you'll need to give strategic tax advice and make sound tax decisions.

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  • Forensic Psychology

    EN
    Forensic Psychology

    The master’s programme Forensic Psychology prepares you for a career as a scientist practitioner in the mental health field. You will learn about the psychology of people who come into contact with the law, and will receive the specialised skills training you need to work in this diverse, complex and challenging field.

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  • Forensics, Criminology and Law

    NL + EN
    MA European Law School

    Do you want to know how criminals are tracked down? Are you interested in how new techniques are used in the collection of critical evidence and which laws must be adhered to in this process? If so, the master’s programme in Forensics, Criminology and Law could be for you. You will combine insights from forensic psychology, accounting and medicine with principles of law. You will develop an understanding of why forensics increasingly play a decisive role in solving crimes and in getting the criminals convicted.

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  • Global Health

    EN
    MA programme Global Health

    The master’s programme in Global Health focuses on the complexities of global health and its relation to technological innovation and social, political and economic change. You'll gain the theoretical foundation, and the methodological tools needed to function effectively in this challenging interdisciplinary field.

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  • Global Supply Chain Management and Change

    EN
    Master Global Supply Chain Management and Change

    In the Venlo-based master’s programme Global Supply Chain Management and Change, you’ll learn about supply chain management, innovation and entrepreneurship right at the heart of the region’s logistic and industrial centre. The programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to manage strategic change projects in the supply chains of global organisations.

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  • Globalisation and Development Studies

    EN
    Globalisation & Development Studies

    The master’s programme in Globalisation & Development Studies focuses on how globalisation dynamics affect developing areas. You will gain a sound understanding of the theory, issues and research methods pertaining to globalisation and development. This will prepare you to work for universities, NGOs or governmental organisations.

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  • Globalisation and Law

    EN
    MA Law Globalisation and Law

    The master’s in Globalisation and Law is a broad programme with a large number of elective courses. You can either choose a free track, in which you can create a tailor-made programme, or specialise in Human Rights, Corporate and Commercial Law or International Trade Law.

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  • Governance and Leadership in European Public Health

    EN
    European Public Health

    This programme is the perfect choice for anyone with an interest in European public health policies. You’ll be familiarised with the analytical tools, innovative research methods and change management instruments needed for policymaking and development at all levels of government.

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  • Health Education and Promotion

    EN
    Health Food Innovation Management

    Are you interested in motivating individuals to maintain their health and wellbeing? Then the master's in Health Education and Promotion may be what you are looking for. You’ll learn how to develop and evaluate health education and promotion initiatives and you’ll develop communication strategies to disseminate these programmes to various audiences.

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  • Health Food Innovation Management

    EN
    Health Food Innovation Management

    In the Health Food Innovation programme, you will learn how to develop and market new food products while taking both health and profitability into account.

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  • Health Professions Education

    EN
    MA programme health professions education

    This two-year, part-time programme is largely based on distance learning. The focus is on exploring the interrelationship between educational theory, research and educational practice. This programme will help you become one of the educational leaders of the future.

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  • Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management

    EN
    Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management

    As a Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management student, you will learn how to critically analyse health systems and situations, and you’ll learn how to initiate, develop and manage healthcare innovations.

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  • Human Decision Science

    EN
    Bachelor's Programme International Business

    Human Decision Science is a multidisciplinary master's programme that combines insights from both psychology and economics. You'll learn how to analyse decision-making problems on both a cognitive and a social level and you'll be able to find optimal solutions for a broad range of problems.

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  • Human Movement Sciences

    EN
    Global Health

    Do you have a keen interest in issues surrounding physical activity, ageing, health and sports? Do you want to know how exercise influences health and disease? Then Human Movement Sciences could be just the programme for you.

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  • Information and Network Economics

    EN
    Econometrics

    The master’s Information and Network Economics combines economics and business with information technology. You’ll study the key developments in information and communication technology and you’ll learn how to integrate them for maximum productivity and performance.

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  • International and European Tax Law

    EN
    International Trade and Investment Law
  • International Business

    EN
    MA SBE

    International Business covers all aspects of commerce across borders. Because it’s such a broad subject, the programme has been divided into a series of specialisations, meaning that you can focus on your own interests and ambitions. Though each specialisation is unique, they all focus on business in an international environment through the extensive use of case studies, real-life business problems, skills trainings and a master’s thesis.

    Double Degree, Master of Global Business and International Triangle available for this programme!

  • International Executive Master of Auditing

    EN

    This executive programme is offered by Maastricht University, VU Amsterdam and the University of Florida. It includes six two-week seminars and distance learning activities that cover issues such as internal control, information systems, auditing and assurance. You’ll develop professional skills by critically analysing and solving real-life cases. You can also select a module that helps you prepare for licensing in the Netherlands, the UK or the US.

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  • international Executive Master of Finance and Control (Opleiding tot Registercontroller (RC)

    EN

    The international Executive Master's programme of Finance and Control (iEMFC) is for working professionals who have a master’s-level background in finance, accounting or information management. The programme takes two and a half years on a part-time basis and is taught in English. You’ll have a total of six, two-week seminars, taught in Maastricht, Boston and Shanghai.

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  • International Laws

    EN
    International Laws

    In the International Laws programme, you’ll combine courses from our Globalisation and Law and European Law School programmes with training in two foreign languages. You’ll have the opportunity to personalise your degree and specialise in a topic that fits your interests and ambitions. After you graduate, you’ll be able to place various legal systems and principles in the context of European integration and globalisation.

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  • Law and Labour

    NL
    Arbeid en Recht

    The master’s programme in Law and Labour has two specialisations. In the Labour and Health specialisation, you will focus on a combination of social law and health law courses in which sensitive social issues such as disability policy, absenteeism and reintegration are also discussed. The Labour and Business specialisation teaches you the various legal implications of running a business and covers topics like mergers and acquisitions, employment conditions and social insurance.

    This programme information is only offered in Dutch.

  • Management of Learning

    EN
    Management of Learning

    Management of Learning is a multidisciplinary programme that combines elements from economics, business, human resource management and learning sciences. The programme will introduce you to the key concepts of learning and development in the workplace. You’ll gain a solid understanding of the knowledge challenges facing today’s businesses and you’ll learn how to find innovative and effective solutions.

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  • Media Culture

    EN
    Media Culture

    The master’s programme in Media Culture focuses on digital media and electronic technologies, and takes a close look at the effects they have on our current media landscape. You will investigate the ongoing transformations in media culture and develop the skills to participate in these innovations.

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  • Medicine

    NL
    Geneeskunde

    In the master’s programme in Medicine, you’ll receive an extensive introduction to the practice of healthcare. As a intern, you’ll work in hospitals and clinics and will perform preparatory scientific research. After the master’s you will be a medical doctor (MD) and you'll be ble to specialise in, for example, in surgery or paediatrics. You can also pursue a career in scientific research.

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  • Mental Health

    NL
    Mental Health

    The master’s in Mental Health combines theory of psychiatric disorders with a large amount of practical training. You can do a clinical internship at a mental healthcare institute or take supplementary master classes. After you’ve obtained your degree, you can continue on to a post-doctoral training programme and become a mental health psychologist or a psychotherapist. But you’ll also get all the training you need to become a PhD candidate. Other career paths include positions as a therapist, diagnostician, consultant or advisor in (special) education or working with the mentally disabled.

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  • Operations Research

    EN
    Operations Research

    Operations Research deals with mathematical methods and techniques needed to optimise processes within non-profit organisations and businesses. The master’s programme in Operations Research focuses on providing you with the mathematical tools to extract meaningful information from large datasets. You’ll learn to use mathematics to analyse and optimise processes, problems and operations.

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  • Physician-Clinical Investigator

    NL
    Heath Education and Promotion

    In the research master’s Physician-Clinical Investigator, you conduct patient-oriented research. You’ll also learn how to apply research in practice. You work as an intern in hospitals and you work as a student-researcher in research laboratories. Upon graduation, you’ll be a clinical researcher and a non-specialised starting physician. You’ll have the qualifications you need to specialise and find work at an (academic) hospital. But you could also pursue a career in research, as a PhD for example.

    This programme information is only offered in Dutch.

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  • Politics and Society

    NL + EN
    Politics and Society

    As a master’s student in Politics and Society, you will gain insights into contemporary politics and will get a better understanding of the professional role that you can play, not only in politics but also in the government, media, education and research. You will analyse debates and new developments in politics from a wide range of perspectives. You will not become a political scientist, historian, philosopher or sociologist, but a cultural scientist who combines approaches from all of these disciplines.

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  • Psychology

    EN
    Master Psychology

    How do children learn to speak? What determines the effectiveness of a team? What happens to our brain when we age? And why is it difficult to change bad habits? In this challenging master's programme, you’ll learn how you can explain, predict and –if necessary- change how people think and what they do.

  • Public Policy and Human Development

    EN
    Governance (MGSoG) - Master Programme

    The master’s programme in Public Policy and Human Development emphasises the connection between public policy and decision-making processes, or in other words, the effectiveness and efficiency of governance. You will be equipped with a variety of skills, tools and knowledge which will qualify you to work as a policy designer or policy analyst within public and private institutions at local, national and international levels. This programme is offered as a double degree in collaboration with United Nations University.

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  • Register Accountant (MURA)

    NL
    Economic and Financial Research

    This programme information is only offered in Dutch.

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  • Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

    EN
    Cognitive Neuroscience

    This selective master provides six top training tracks in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience for students aiming to become high-level researchers in academia, or envisioning a career in industrial, governmental, clinical, or other work environments. It offers top-rated education by excellent teachers who are also internationally recognised research experts in the topics they teach. Distinguishing aspects of the programme are its small-scale, group-based education, allowing for close interaction with both the teaching staff and other highly motivated students, and its attractive mix of theoretical and practical training. We invite you to explore the profile of each specialisation and the practical details of how to apply!

  • Research Master in Health Sciences

    EN
    Research Master Health Sciences

    This 2-year research master’s trains you to design, conduct and evaluate top-quality interdisciplinary research in the health sciences. You’ll study a broad range of subjects related to the prevention and diagnosis of disease and patient care to restoring and maintaining good health. You’ll graduate as one of the next generation of health researchers and will be an excellent candidate for a PhD or a professional research position.

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  • Sustainability Science and Policy

    EN
    Sustainability Science & Policy

    The Sustainability Science and Policy programme deals with one of the world’s most relevant and complex issues: how to balance ecological, economic and social developments. You’ll study different factors that affect sustainability, such as global dynamics, policy, governance and law. You will also take skills trainings that focus on topics like scientific writing and giving presentations.

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  • Systems Biology

    EN
    BA programme University Venlo Maastricht

    In the master’s programme Systems Biology, you’ll learn how you apply mathematical tools such as modelling, data handling and informatics to biology and biomedical sciences. You’ll gain all the skills you need to have major impact on medical research, including drug development and biotechnology.

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  • Tax Law

    NL
    Tax Law

    As a tax specialist, you will deal with a broad range of questions regarding business taxes and personal taxes. Those questions don’t respect borders: European borders are fading and businesses and people can move freely. The master’s programme has two specialisations: direct and indirect taxation.

    This programme information is only offered in Dutch.

    Specialisations

  • The Maastricht MBA

    EN
    Fiscal Economics

    The Maastricht MBA programme for professionals and (future) managers aims to enable you as a participant to effectively manage a wide range of functional business areas in an integrative way and to gain a deep understanding of corporations and the way different businesses interact. The programme aims to further prepare you for leading positions.

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  • Work, Health and Career

    EN
    Work, Health and Career

    In the Work, Health and Career programme, you’ll study what you can do to combat health complaints and promote wellbeing in the workplace. You’ll learn to develop cutting-edge interventions and strategies to ensure that people stay healthy throughout their career.

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