In addition to standard master's programmes, Maastricht University offers a number of programmes for professionals. These range from Executive MBAs to training in the health professions. Most applicants are seeking post-graduate studies or have been active in the labour market for a substantial period of time. The majority of the programmes are part-time, allowing students to maintain their career while furthering their education.
The programmes in the overview below lead to a master’s degree. We also offer non-degree programmes and (short) courses for professionals. Please view the Other courses overview for more information.
For many post-graduate courses there are discounts for UM alumni. For more information, please see the programme of your choice. For other alumni services you can visit our alumni pages.
Are you interested in the basic mechanisms that underlie health and disease? Do you want to learn how to examine their occurrences and determinants in contexts such as clinical practice and healthcare policy? Are you interested in pursuing or developing your career as an epidemiological researcher or policy adviser in public health or clinical medicine? Then Epidemiology could be just the programme for you. Download our full infopack
You like working with people – children, elderly, employees, patients – but you aren’t sure how to best address their specific health problems? Would you like to help make environments and organisations conducive to healthy living? Are you interested in why people smoke, drink or overeat – and in helping to change these behaviours? Then Health Education and Promotion could be just the programme for you. The programme revolves around developing, evaluating, implementing and promoting health interventions. After you’ve completed the programme you'll be an expert in promoting health and well-being. You could pursue a career at health institutes, consultancies, insurance companies, governments and academia. Download our full infopack
Do you have an interest in issues surrounding healthcare innovation? Are you interested in how we can meet healthcare demand with limited resources? Do you want to know how we can manage organisations in constantly changing healthcare systems? Then Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management could just be the programme for you. The programme focuses on the analysis of health systems and the translation of the results into innovative solutions; you’ll learn how to come up with, implement, manage, evaluate and improve innovative solutions. After you have completed your studies, you'll be an innovative professional who is able to influence the future direction of healthcare. Your broad skillset will open up many different career paths, including careers as a manager, care purchaser, a senior policy advisor, consultant or researcher. Download our full infopack
Are you passionate about physical activity, ageing, health and sports? And would you like to know more about how exercise and nutrition influences health, performance and disease? Then Human Movement Sciences could just be the programme for you. It covers all aspects of the relationship between physical activity and health – from patients trying to get better, to individuals just trying to stay fit, to top athletes aiming for the pinnacle of their sport. The programme offers a great deal of variety, with courses covering themes as diverse as nutrition, muscle & brain function, energy production and metabolic profiling. Because of this variety of courses and an individual 4-5 month research-driven internship/placement, you can pursue your own interests within the programme. Upon graduation, you will be well-prepared to work as a researcher, product developer, exercise scientist or trainer at, for example, a rehabilitation institute or a major sporting club. Download our full infopack
Students must choose between two Specialisations:
Would you like to work in mental healthcare? And would you like to learn how to best treat, diagnose and manage different disorders? Or would you like to do research into psychological disorders? Then Mental Health is the programme you’re looking for. In this programme, you’ll gain the practical skills necessary to assess and manage various mental healthcare problems. You’ll also have the opportunity to do a clinical internship and a research internship, where you’ll obtain essential skills in the areas of diagnostics, interventions and research. Depending on your interests, you can either specialise in adult psychopathology or child and adolescent psychopathology. After obtaining their master’s, many graduates enrol in a post-graduate training programme in mental healthcare or psychotherapy. Others secure a PhD position and pursue a career in science. Download our full infopack
Are you interested in occupational healthcare, organisation science and health education? And would you like to help people stay healthy and productive throughout their career? Then you should consider getting a master’s in Work, Health and Career. The programme combines the theories of health and labour participation with practical trainings, enabling you to in formulate and implement health strategies and interventions. You’ll also learn how you can evaluate these strategies and interventions to see whether further improvement is needed. Upon graduation, you’ll have all the knowledge and skills you need for a career in occupational health consultancy, management, policy making and research. Download our full infopack