Governance and Leadership in European Public Health

 In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maastricht University will be lenient with master’s applicants who will not be able to obtain their bachelor's degree before the end of August 2020. Check the requirements >


Do health policies intrigue you, and are you fascinated by the EU? Are you interested in why European health guidelines work in one country but not another? Then Governance and Leadership European Public Health might just be the programme for you. This unique programme provides you with the background and skills to analyse public health systems throughout Europe. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to prepare, support and monitor high-level decision-making processes in European institutions, in government, and in public and private organisations. The programme will equip you with all the training you need to pursue as a health policy maker, but careers in research will also be open to you. Read more >


If you start to study at FHML-UM as of September 2020, please visit our special webpage with information that helps you with your study start during COVID-19.

Online information events

Online information event for new students of Maastricht University

Our events in Maastricht may be cancelled because of the coronavirus, but we still have plenty of online ways to answer your questions and give you a feel of what it is like to study at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences. There are students to chat with, online one-on-one appointments to schedule, live Q&A sessions to participate in.

 Have a look at what we have to offer online!

Ask a student

Meet Malin: the student ambassador for the master's in Governance and Leadership in European Public Health.
On her  Instagram account she shares her study programme experiences, moments of her life in Maastricht, and much more. Follow her to get a sneak peek of your possible future!

Also, if you have questions about the programme and/or about (student) life in Maastricht, don't hesitate to get in touch with Malin by sending her a DM via her Instagram page; she's happy to help you with your study choice, as previous student ambassadors helped her with hers.

  • There is still so much to gain: introducing programmes, raising awareness
    Natalie Kafi (Germany), Governance and Leadership in European Public Health
  • I really want to improve professionally to become the best possible version of myself
    Malin Hollaar (the Netherlands), Governance and Leadership in European Public Health
  • It’s exciting to be in the middle of all the changes taking place in policy-making nowadays
    Mariam Shokralla (Egypt) - Governance and Leadership in European Public Health
  • I would like to do a PhD in an international academic environment. In this way I can apply everything I've learned and develop longterm projects that really benefit the greater good
    Michelle Panting (Honduras), Governance and Leadership in European Public Health


Distinctive Quality Feature Internationalisation

Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO)

European Public Health awarded Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation

European Consortium for Accreditation in higher education (ECA)

UM is the sixth best Young University in the world

Times Higher Education 2020 Young Universities Ranking

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Register for our info pack and receive the brochure of all of our faculty's master's programmes, updates on events and interesting news about our faculty. You can also connect with one of our master’s students who will keep you informed and share about experiences during the study and about life in Maastricht. He or she will gladly answer any questions you may have.