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 

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 6th best young university in the world

Times Higher Education '200 Under 50' 2017
  • 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
  • With my background in nutrition, knowledge of global health and fluency in five languages, I’d love to solve problems on a higher level
    Andrea Yeo (Malaysia), Global Health
  • I am now more aware of the complexity of the world we are living in
    Milou Lustermans, Global Health


    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

      UM researcher Michelle Moerel has been nominated for New Scientist Science Talent 2017! Michelle is assistant professor and researcher at the Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MaCSBio) and FPN.

      To win the title she has to win the voting round on the New Scientist-website. So…let’s show Michelle that we are proud of her by collecting as much votes as we can. Go to and cast your vote now!

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    • Photo by Muthoni Mwaura, Global Health Master's student

      I cannot believe the Global Health Symposium has already come and gone! What an interesting, packed, invaluable two weeks that was!
      One of the main activities of the program was developing a systems map based on the thematic cluster that you and your group was in. A systems map is a visual overview of a system's structure, highlighting the relationship between the main actors and their role within that structure. My group was looking at the adolescent mental health system in Udupi district of Karnataka State, India. We developed our map using information collected during our field visits, stakeholder interviews, and literature review. Below is a picture I took of some of my group members presenting our findings to our colleagues in the Mental Health cluster. It was so interesting to see how other groups visualized the mental healthcare system!

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