Why this programme?
Rapid developments in the biomedical sciences and recent trends in globalisation have led to an increased awareness of the numerous factors contributing to the complexity of disease aetiology. The master’s in Global Health emphasises the international dimensions of health and disease and the need to work together to tackle cross-border dimensions of health inequities in efforts to improve health around the world. This programme has a unique focus on the complexities of global health and its relation to technological innovation and social, political and economic change. You'll develop a solid knowledge base and will learn the methodology and skills you’ll need to function effectively in this challenging interdisciplinary field.
Collaboration with international partners
Successful global health initiatives require intensive cross-border cooperation. Not only will you develop intercultural communication skills within the international academic community in Maastricht, but you will also gain first-hand experience in international collaboration by working closely with researchers and students at our six partner universities:
- Thammasat University, Thailand
- Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
- McMaster University, Canada
- Rosario University, Colombia
- Afhad University for Women, Sudan
- University College of South-East Norway, Norway
These universities provide a broad range of expertise in globalisation and international health. You'll have the opportunity to interact with their expert researchers while conducting independent research and field work. You'll also participate in various projects and exchanges, including:
- joint online courses and seminars
- shared virtual projects in intercontinental teams
- an annual two-week summit in a low income country
- a 12-week elective at one of the partner universities (optional; the amount of available places will be determined each year with the respective partner universities.)
I would love to work on sexual and reproductive health issues of girls of the Masai tribe, empowering them 'bottom-up'.
Global Health student Gill Carter posts weekly about her experiences.
She's happy to answer your questions about the programme and about (student) life in Maastricht.