Governance and Leadership in European Public Health

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. Download our full infopack  

Also available as a double degree programme

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 6th best young university in the world

Times Higher Education '200 Under 50' 2017
  • 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
  • I want to look at public health on a European level
    Florian Pohl (Germany), Governance and Leadership in European Public Health
  • Though our group only has fourteen people, we have seven nationalities!
    Eva Denysiuk, European Public Health


    • Photo by Michelle Panting, Governance and Leadership in European PH Master's student

      Week # 5 of thesis placement.

      I am working on the transcription and content analysis of the first round of my interviews with experts.

      These tasks require a lot of time to be done properly. Whether you do an internal or external placement, make sure you plan enough time in your agenda for such tasks.

      During sunny spring weeks, after a full day of work, it's nice to go outdoors after 5 or 6pm and still be able to enjoy plenty of sunlight and a blue sky.

      Yesterday, I joined two of my master peers and other friends for an outdoor picnic dinner. It was lovely.

      We finished off the evening with some dancing, at the Latin Party with DJ Just Jason at Bernaard's Studio. Salsa, bachata, kizomba... A great way to stretch your legs and unwind.

      3 days 11 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

      New protein brings us closer to treatment for diabetic heart failure!

      Heart failure is the leading cause of death among diabetic patients. Researchers at the FHML faculty have discovered a protein that could make a significant contribution to a potential treatment for heart failure in people with diabetes.This discovery, made by head researchers of the department of heart metabolism at UM, has been published last Monday in the prestigious scientific journal Diabetes.

      4 days 9 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

      UM researcher Michelle Moerel has been nominated for New Scientist Science Talent 2017! Michelle is assistant professor and researcher at the Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MaCSBio) and FPN.

      To win the title she has to win the voting round on the New Scientist-website. So…let’s show Michelle that we are proud of her by collecting as much votes as we can. Go to and cast your vote now!

      5 days 6 hours ago

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