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 

  • 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 6th best young university in the world

Times Higher Education '200 Under 50' 2017


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    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

      On 13 June, the very first Maastricht UMC+ Science Day on takes place under the title ‘More knowledge, better life’. This day is for every employee of the Maastricht UMC+, for both researchers, clinicians, nurses and supporting staff alike.

      The morning programme consists of plenary sessions and poster presentations. In the afternoon you can take a look behind the scenes of various departments, facilities and laboratories. The day ends with a lecture by a keynote speaker.

      Maastricht UMC+
      2 days 7 hours ago
    • Photo by Jérôme Lock Wah-Hoon, Global Health Master's student

      That the Global health program can involve a lot of moving around between countries and within the Netherlands, knowing good study spots (around the world) is really really REALLY useful.

      From cafés in Canada, air-conditioned trains in India, institutes in London, airport lounges in the United Arab Emirates, and the libraries of the NL, of course (in my opinion) the best place to be are the study spaces of Maastricht University. If not for the quiet, for the familiar faces of coursemates! Although working on the beaches of the Carribean or the mountains of Nepal sound appealing (yes, these are peoples offices whilst out on thesis placements), I wouldn't get much work done ;).

      But for now, I've infiltrated a university library in Utrecht to study (keep it a secret!)

      #mylifeatfhml #maastrichtuniversity #studyvibes

      2 days 15 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

      No container rooms at Randwyck, but 329 temporary student rooms at the Annadal complex on the Brouwersweg, as a solution to the shortage of affordable student rooms.

      OBSERVANT - Additional rooms on Annadal Campus
      4 days 3 hours ago

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