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Maastricht University

Bachelor Undergraduate Maastricht

Course description

Qualification Bachelor of Science
Field of study Health care, social services and care services
Course summary Each year focuses on a central theme. Y1: The human body in health and sickness. Y2: Integration of knowledge and skills. Y3: From paper to patient. There's a Dutch and an English-language bachelor.
Course description Each year of the bachelor's programme in Medicine focuses on a central theme. Your tutorials, skills trainings and lectures revolve around this theme. This will allow you to retain the information better. * The first year deals with 'The human body in health and sickness'. In your tutorial group, you'll address topics such as 'circulation and breathing'. At the same time, your skills training will teach you resuscitation techniques. * The second year is focused on 'Integration of knowledge and skills: on your way to practice'. You learn to think about diagnostics and treatments in a clinical manner. * The third year is centred on the theme 'From paper to patient'. Instead of reading patient stories on paper, you get to meet real patients in outpatients clinics, whose cases form the basis of your studies. Your role in patient encounters begins with observation. Over time this gradually becomes more active and you are given more and more responsibility. The bachelor's in Medicine is a three-year programme. There's a Dutch and an English-taught bachelor.
Study subjects Each year of the bachelor's programme in Medicine focuses on a central theme. The first year emphasises 'The human body in health and sickness', the second year focuses on 'Integration of knowledge and skills' and the third year on 'From paper to patient'. Your tutorials, practical skills trainings and lectures (and outpatient clinic contacts in year 3) revolve around this theme. This will allow you to retain the information better.
Course objectives The Medicine programme at Maastricht University responds to developments in healthcare, for example diabetes and obesity. You are not only equipped with sound medical knowledge and social and interpersonal skills, but also with an understanding of cutting-edge developments in the field of medicine.
ECTS credits 180.00
Duration 36 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, group discussion, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment, oral presentation, portfolio, practicum, working group, self evaluation, self study
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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
  1. For the Dutch-taught bachelor: You have to be proficient in the Dutch language. A minimum level corresponding to NT2-II (Dutch as a second language) is required for this study programme. In case one or more of the conditions below apply to you, you automatically fulfill to the language requirement for this study programme: * Dutch is your native language. Native speaker: a) someone who has followed education in Dutch during 6 (or more) of his formative years (between 6 and 18 years old) / b) someone who has completed a study in Dutch language/literature (bachelor). * You have completed a HAVO or VWO high school programme in the Netherlands * You have completed a HBO or WO study programme in Dutch * You have completed a prior study programme outside of the Netherlands with Dutch as a second language List of study programmes outside the Netherlands with which candidates, based on Dutch as a second language, automatically meet the language requirement for a Dutch UM bachelor's or master's degree programme: o Belgium, Flanders: Diploma of Secondary Education o Belgium, Wallonia: Diploma of Secondary Education with Dutch as an exam subject. o Germany: Zeugnis der allgemeinen Hochschulreife with Niederländisch as "Prüfungsfach" or "Leistungsfach" o Suriname: VWO diploma or HBO (P) Diploma o Netherlands Antilles and Aruba: VWO diploma or HAVO diploma followed by HBO (P) o United Kingdom: GCE A-level or GCE AS-level in Dutch o France: Diplome du Baccalauréat Général: Dutch as first, second or third language o European Baccalaureate: Dutch as first or second language o International Baccalaureate: Dutch A at Standard Level or Higher Level, Dutch B at Higher Level o CNaVT: PAT or PTHO * You can adhere to the language requirement in a different way, for example by obtaining a certificate Staatsexamen Nederlands als tweede taal, minimum level II (NT2-II) (or similar certification such as via the CNaVT). See for STRT and EDUP (admission higher education) Note: If UM, however, has reasonable doubts about your language skills, UM can set additional requirements to demonstrate the required language level. For the English-taught bachelor / International Track in Medicine: Non-native speakers are required to demonstrate proof of English language proficiency. Native speakers and holders of an International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate-diploma, which programme, moreover, was fully completed in English, are exempted from evidence of proficiency in English. Also holders of a French Baccalaureate with American-English option are exempted from evidence of proficiency in English. Applicants with a grade of 7 or higher in the 5th or 6th year of Dutch VWO and applicants who obtained a 9 or higher in the 11th or 12th grade of the German Zeugnis der Allgemeine Hochschulreife are exempted from providing additional evidence of proficiency in English as well. All other applicants must present a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score, or a CAE/CPE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English / Cambridge Certificate of proficiency in English). Applicants'/Your TOEFL score has to be at least: * 575 and sufficient ( at least 55) on each section in the paper-based version * 232 and sufficient (at least 21) on each section in the computer-based version * 90 and sufficient (at least 21) on each section in the internet-based version Applicants'/Your IELTS Overall Band Score must be at least 6.5 and all sections should be sufficient (so at least 6.0 on each section). Applicants'/Your CAE grade must be at least a B, whereas a C is sufficient for your CPE.
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
IELTS listening 6.5
IELTS overall band 6.5
IELTS reading 6.5
IELTS speaking 6.5
IELTS writing 6.5
TOEFL computer based 232
TOEFL internet based 90
TOEFL paper based 575
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Duration 36 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 15 Jan 2020 15 Jan 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2083€ 32000€ 32000

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.

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