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 

Kickstart your career at our Master’s Open Day

Experience Maastricht University: find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, immerse yourself in your programme of choice, and explore our beautiful city. The next Master’s Open Day is on Saturday 17 November 2018.

  • 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'


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      #beingFHML Lotte van Wageningen | master student Mental Health and one of the correspondents at Student Radio Maastricht.

      “In my opinion, the cultural scene of Maastricht is still very unexposed to it's student population. While there are a lot of great non-profit initiatives, for example sustainable community projects and contemporary music events. I aim to put the creative minds behind these initiatives in the spotlight by interviewing them in my podcast series 'Maastricht Cultured'. Culture and creativity are also important to me as a future psychologist; I believe that experiencing art, in all its various forms, can help us better understand each other's and our own feelings.”

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      Yesterday’s Master’s Open Day was great! If you’ve got questions about the Global Health masters programme feel free to get in touch and for those who didn’t make it yesterday.. there will be another open day in March 2019! #globalhealth #masters #masterschallenger #studentambassador #maastrichtuniversity

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      Are you a student who wants to organise a sports event, symposium, writing contest, workshop, and so on for your fellow students? Apply for subsidy! The deadline for applications is 24 November 2018.

      The University Fund Limburg supports activities from students for students. Activities that are important for both the university and the student community. In 2018, UFL subsidized among others the UM Cheerleading team taking part in the Cheerleading Championships in Helsinki, Sustainability week, the festive lustrum concert of the University choir, the programme ‘Kracht van Kracht’ for young people who are overweight, and the European Conference of UAEM (Universities Allied for Essential Medicines) in Maastricht.

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