FHML Honours Programma

The FHML Honours programme is an extracurricular activity in bachelor years 2 and 3, for talented students who want an extra challenge next to their study programme. You'll have elective courses, visit workshops/lectures and are actively involved in research projects dealing with recent developments in healthcare, medicine and life sciences; biomedical and social sciences, historical and philosophical disciplines will also play their part.

You will acquire skills in organising and accomplishing academic research; acquire competences such as analysing, cooperating and leading a project; and obtain a better understanding of the complexity of the relationship between science and society.

Is it for you?

The Honours Programme is offered to a limited number of students from all fields of study within FHML, plus students from the University of Midwifery Education & Studies (AVMU), who are:
 highly motivated,
 who have acquired all study credits of year 1.

The programme demands 420 hours of study in the course of 18 months.

Real life research project

You will work on a real life research project in a multidisciplinary team. Those projects are usually connected with a request from a company or institution in healthcare. Some examples are:

  • Living well with(out) dementia for the Alzheimer Centre Limburg
  • Beetroot juice to improve performance: harmful or healthy? for NOC*NSF (Dutch olympic Committee)
  • The paradox of medical marihuana for the Trimbos Institute
  • The first 500 days after conception: developmental origins of health and disease for the International Inflammation Network


Deadline for application for the FHML Honours Programme is Friday 16 June 2023, 23.59h CET.

FHML students can apply via askFHML. Students from the University of Midwifery Education & Studies (AVMU) can apply via email to honoursfhml@maastrichtuniversity.nl