Global Health

Do you want to help minimise the global impact of epidemic diseases or illnesses that spread after a natural disaster? Or are you driven to address the worldwide inequities in access to healthcare? Then Global Health could be just the programme for you. It provides you with the theoretical foundation, methodology and tools you need to function effectively in this challenging field. You’ll also work on assignments with students from other countries, giving you a unique interdisciplinary, cross-cultural learning experience. After you’ve graduated, you can pursue a career as a health professional in an international setting. You could, for example, become a policymaker, a health advocate or a social entrepreneur. Download our full infopack 

  • The university’s optimism absolutely lifts my energy!
    Gill Carter (Ireland), Global Health
  • International team work is so important in global health
    Jérôme Lock Wah-Hoon (United Kingdom), Global Health
  • I plan on going back to Kenya, work for an NGO and contribute towards the greater good by implementing health-related projects
    Muthoni Mwaura (Kenya), Global Health
  • I am now more aware of the complexity of the world we are living in
    Milou Lustermans, Global Health

NVAO Accreditation and Distinctive Quality Feature Internationalisation

Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO)

Global Health has an innovative character

Quality Assurance Netherlands Universities (QANU)

UM is the fifth best young university in the world

Times Higher Education '250 Under 50'


    • Photo by Gill Carter, Global Health master's student

      Research - both quantitative and qualitative are important elements within the Global Health masters programme. In semester one, all students undertake a methodology and statistics module - as part of this module students are required to use SPSS to explore quantitative data. For anyone who is unfamiliar with SPSS before starting the programme I would highly recommend researching some introductory classes or doing some independent study to prepare for this module. Our statistics lecturer recommended Andy Field’s book; Discovering Statistics through SPSS as seen below!

      8 hours 47 min ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

      From our independent university newspaper Observant:

      Imagine you, a researcher, are given a bag of money, unlimited time and personnel. What research would you do? Psychologist and neuroscientist Anne Roefs would like to put people with obesity in a scanner to find out how eating is represented in their brain before, during and after going on a diet.

      10 hours 20 min ago
    • Photo by ESM EVBO 2019

      Everything you always wanted to know about ...small blood vessels ?? Come and join us ESM EVBO 2019 conference in MEC Maastricht. April 15-18, 2019.

      17 hours 34 min ago

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