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.
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.
Do you look at a mountain of data and see an ocean of opportunity? Can you look at innovation from both a technical and commercial point of view? And can you see yourself using data and new technologies to create smart service innovations? Then you should consider getting a master’s in Business Intelligence and Smart Services.
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.
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.
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!
In this programme, you will develop an understanding of the specific opportunities and challenges related to emerging economies. You’ll also develop the professional skills needed for an international career in economics, business or policymaking. This is a new programme that starting in September 2018. It will be offered in cooperation between the UM School of Business and Economics and the United Nations University-Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT).
Epidemiology is absolutely fundamental for maintaining and improving public health. It is a fascinating field that utilises statistics, tracking methods and problem solving to study the origin and causes of diseases, and the effect of clinical interventions in a community. In the master's programme in Epidemiology you will study epidemiology in all of its different facets: calculating disease trends and probabilities, communicating findings to the public and policy makers, and designing and implementing interventions based on data. On completion of this master's, you are eligible for registration as a certified Epidemiologist A (Dutch registration system).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The multidisciplinary master’s programme in Fiscal Economics is ideal 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management student, you will learn how to critically analyse health systems, and you’ll learn how to initiate, develop, manage and evaluate healthcare innovations.
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.
Do you have a keen interest in issues surrounding physical activity, ageing, health, nutrition and sports? Do you want to know how exercise and nutrition influences health and disease? Then Human Movement Sciences could be just the programme for you.
The MSc programme in Information and Network Economics has been discontinued as of 2018. If you are interested in the fields of economics and business and their relationship to information technology, we recommend you consider the MSc Business Intelligence and Smart Services
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.
Learning and Development in Organisations (formerly named 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.
The master’s programme Media Studies: Digital Cultures Cultures 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 studies and develop the skills to participate in these innovations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.