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What will I learn?

Health professionals play an important role in preventing, treating and curing disease and in promoting health at the individual and societal levels. It is essential to ensure that those who train healthcare professionals create effective educational programmes that result in high quality health services.

The Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) gives participants the knowledge and skills required for a career in health professions education and research. The MHPE is a two-year, half-time programme taught in English. It is largely based on distance learning, with a maximum of three short periods in Maastricht. Students will receive a Master of Science degree in Health Professions Education.

The MHPE programme is firmly rooted in educational theory. Participants are required to continuously use theory-based insights in dealing with authentic educational problems. Most of the cases used in the programme are derived from the student’s own professional environment. Exploring the interrelationship between educational theory, research and educational practice is a fundamental part of the MHPE programme.

The Master of Health Professions Education attracts an international group of professionals from a variety of educational, professional and cultural backgrounds. Who have acquired a university degree in one of the health professions in their native country (e.g.: health sciences, medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, dentistry, pharmacy, speech therapy.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (2 years part time)

Tuition fees
EUR 15,400 for the entire course
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

Expected May 2023

Venue

Maastricht University

Minderbroedersberg 4-6,

MAASTRICHT,

Limburg,

6211, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have eligible for admission if you have a bachelor's degree from a relevant academic field, for example, philosophy or sociology. English language requirements: IELTS (6.5); TOEFL Paper-based test (575); TOEFL Internet test (90); TOEIC listening and reading (720) and speaking and writing (310); Cambridge [Advanced (CAE) Grade C (scale 180-184), First Certificate in English (FCE) Grade A (scale 180-184), First Certificate in English (FCE) Grade B (scale 176-179)].

For international students

The applicant must have:

  • a Bachelor or Master of Science degree in a medical or health profession (see relevant domains on this site) from a university under the condition that the bachelor programme is at least a three-year equivalent of nominal study time (180 ECTS)
  • a Bachelor degree from a Dutch Professional Educational Programme (HBO) of foreign University of Applied Sciences in a medical or health profession (see relevant domains on this site), under the condition that the relevant programme runs for at least four years equivalent of nominal study time (240 ECTS). These applicants must also obtain passing scores for the entrance exam in basic statistics.

Applicants must submit an average IELTS score of at least 6.5 or higher and the score on each component (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) should be equal to 6 or higher.

The total TOEFL score should be at least 90 (out of 120) and a minimum of 20 for each component (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) is required.

The Cambridge test score should be: CAE, grade C.

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