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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The research master in Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology is a programme that focuses on how technologies, scientific knowledge and art change societies. In two years, you will train your analytical and methodological skills to pursue a career in research at a university, a knowledge institute, governmental agencies or a firm.
Data Science for Decision Making deals with mathematical methods and techniques needed to optimise processes within non-profit organisations and businesses. The master’s programme in Data Science for Decision Making 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.
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).
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.
This two-year interdisciplinary master in European Studies offers tailor-made training for a career that requires strong research competences, for example in academia or in a think tank, in politics or journalism. Choose your own study and research specialisation (Europe and the World / Governance and Representation in Europe / Historicising European Union) and graduation package (Double Degree with Cologne University, DE / Study Abroad / Research Internship).
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.
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.
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.
A Pre-master for Global Supply Chain Management and Change is under development. This Pre-master's programme is a transfer programme for students of Universities of Applied Sciences who wish to obtain a university Master's degree in International Business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The master’s programme International and European Tax Law combines courses on taxation, European law, business and politics. It will give you all the training you need to work as a legal or financial tax specialist in an international setting.
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.
A Pre-master for International Business is under development. This Pre-master's programme is a transfer programme for students of Universities of Applied Sciences who wish to obtain a university Master's degree in International Business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Pre-master for Learning and Development in Organisations is under development. This Pre-master's programme is a transfer programme for students of Universities of Applied Sciences who wish to obtain a university Master's degree in International Business.
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.
This selective master provides six top training specialisations 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 methodology is the cornerstone of evidence-based practice in health sciences and healthcare. This 2-year research master’s is your entrance key to the world of research in healthcare, preparing you to become an independent researcher, with a bright career in science. To either obtain a PhD position or to get a place in an industrial environment. The programme allows you to take enough electives to obtain specialised knowledge and to build a network with your mentors and professors.
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.
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.