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Health Education and Promotion

Maastricht University

Master Postgraduate Maastricht

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study General programmes
Course summary This programme revolves around developing, evaluating and promoting health interventions at the individual, community and policy levels.
Course description Do you like working with certain groups - children, older people, employees, patients? Do you want to help make environments and organisations conducive to healthy living? Are you interested in why people smoke, drink, or overeat - an in helping to change these behaviours? The programme combines aspects of psychology, communication, epidemiology, biomedicine, sociology, political science, management & statitics to help you in promoting health and wellbeing. You address questions like: How can we change our surroundings to make it easier to engage in health behaviour? How can we use social networks to promote health? Why do so many people intend to do something, but fail to actually do so? This is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme taught in English.
Study subjects -
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 24 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, practicum, lecture, self study, literature study, research, research project, research proposal, group assignment, oral presentation, group discussion, individual assignment
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
Information about the institution Maastricht University (UM), the most international university in the Netherlands, stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook.


Admission requirements
Language requirements
Professional experience required -
Duration 24 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 Jul 2020 -
1 Sep 2021 1 Jul 2021 -
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (PT)€ 1525€ 8400€ 8400

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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