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Governance and Leadership in European Public Health

Maastricht University

Master Postgraduate Maastricht

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Health care, social services and care services
Course summary This unique programme gives you the skills needed to look across borders and learn from practices in public health and healthcare elsewhere.
Course description Why do European guidelines work in one country but not another? What systems and approaches will improve health both domestically and Europe wide? What health systems are used in different regions and countries? What methodologies are needed for best-practice exchange and cross-border cooperation? You emerge with the analytical tools, innovative research methods, and change-management instruments required for policy-making and development at all levels: organisational, regional, EUregional, national and European. This is a one-year full-time programme taught in English.
Study subjects Term 1 * Introduction to Governance, Leadership in EPH * Measuring and Comparing Health in Europe * Identifying and Assessing Good and Best Practices in Health * Europe as One Zone: European Health Law and Policies * Research Methods * Public Health Leadership Strand Term 2 * Diffusion, Implementation and Quality Assurance of Health Innovations in Europe * Public Health Law * Global Health Management * The EU, Enlargement and Global Health * Research project and master's thesis
Course objectives This programme will give you: * extensive skills training in qualitative and quantitative analysis, comparative research methods, policy and system analysis, presentation techniques and international teamwork; * the competences needed to analyse public health systems throughout Europe, support effective and appropriate high-level policymaking, and advise on the innovation and implementation of best practices in regional to supranational healthcare.
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes literature study, oral presentation, internship, research, research project, research proposal, lecture, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, self study, project
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
  1. Admissions: 1. a bachelor's degree issued by a university in a relevant domain 2. a bachelor's degree issued by a University of Applied Sciences in a relevant domain. For these students additional requirements may apply.
Language requirements
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 Jun 2020 1 May 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 16800€ 16800

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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