Are you a University of Applied Sciences student looking to obtain a university Master's degree? Or is your bachelor’s study insufficient for admission to the master’s programme of your choice? In either case, you can do a pre-master's programme. It will give you the knowledge and skills you need to participate in the master's programme.
Below you will find an overview of the pre-master’s programmes at Maastricht University. They have a maximum length of one academic year (60 ECTS).
For some master's programmes, admission arrangements have been made with higher-education institutions such as Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. Entry requirements may include completing a certain minor during the Applied Sciences bachelor’s or following specific courses, such as statistics, academic writing or methodology.
Prospective master’s students who would like to start in September 2020 have been in a state of uncertainty lately. Normally, you can only start a master's programme after you have completed a prerequisite bachelor's programme (and have met a number of other admission requirements). However, completing a bachelor’s programme according to schedule is currently a challenge in some places.
UM fully understands that the coronavirus crisis is affecting everyone. On the basis of this understanding, but above all on the basis of the confidence we have in students, UM has established a policy regarding the requirements for starting a master's programme in September. These rules apply to all students, whether they are following a bachelor's programme at UM or at another university (in the Netherlands or abroad). They also apply to students following a pre-master’s programme at UM or elsewhere.
The decision is as follows:
In case you haven’t made up your mind yet: UM is a great place for students coming from a university of applied sciences. First, because the focus isn’t on lectures, but on collaboration between students.
Under the supervision of a tutor, you team up with ten to fifteen students to tackle real-life challenges. Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is an active way of learning that gives you better retention of knowledge, enhances your motivation and encourages you to develop skills that are essential for the labour market in the 21st century. In short: PBL is all about you, your tutors are very approachable and you learn together in a dynamic way, helping form you into an assertive professional.
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