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What will I learn?

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.

Rapid developments in the biomedical sciences and recent trends in globalisation have led to an increased awareness of the numerous factors contributing to the complexity of disease etiology. The master’s in Global Health emphasises the international dimensions of health and disease and the need to work together to tackle cross-border dimensions of health inequities in efforts to improve health around the world. This programme has a unique focus on the complexities of global health and its relation to technological innovation and social, political and economic change. You'll develop a solid knowledge base and will learn the methodology and skills you’ll need to function effectively in this challenging interdisciplinary field.

The master's programme in Global Health was designed precisely to meet the global need for this new type of professional. It provides a unique interdisciplinary, cross-cultural learning experience, which will prepare you for a high-level position in a variety of settings. Global Health graduates can be found all over the world.

Career prospects

The programme’s unique interdisciplinary, cross-cultural learning experience prepares graduates for a high-level position in a variety of settings all over the world. You can find work as a policymaker, health advocate, manager, social entrepreneur and more at:

  • International health and development agencies (WHO, IMF, UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank)
  • Private sector healthcare firms (pharmaceutical companies, health technology developers)
  • Regional, national and international governmental bodies (health ministries)
  • Non-governmental agencies (Oxfam, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
  • Academic institutions (PhD candidate, analyst, researcher)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
€16,800.00 (13,72,549) per year
Statutory fee for this programme is € 2,083
Start date

Expected September 2022


Maastricht University

Minderbroedersberg 4-6,



6211, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants are eligible for admission to the master’s programme International Laws if you have a Dutch university bachelor’s degree in: European Law School, Dutch Law, or Tax law. You are also eligible for admission if you have a non-Dutch university bachelor’s degree in Law. English language requirements: IELTS (minimum score overall 6.5 & writing 6.5, or an overall score of minimum 7); TOEFL Paper-based test (575); TOEFL Internet test (minimum score overall 90 & writing 25, or an overall score of minimum 100); 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)].

For international students

  • You may be directly admissible to the master’s programme Global Health if you have a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a university programme in a relevant domain.
  • Candidates with a relevant bachelor's degree from a Dutch university are directly admissible
  • Candidates with a relevant bachelor's degree from an EEA university may be asked to pass a GRE-test in case of doubt
  • Candidates with a relevant bachelor's degree from a non-EEA university always need to pass a GRE-test.
  • Candidates with a relevant university master's degree are directly admissible

Relevant university domains are:

Anthropology; Biology; Biomedical Sciences; Biomedical Technology; Clinical Technology; European Public Health; Health and Life; Health and Society; Health Economics; Health Sciences; Medicine; Molecular Life Sciences; Movement Sciences; Nursing Sciences; Nutrition and Health; Psychology.

  • IELTS test: minimum score overall 6.5
  • TOEFL test: overall, internet-based minimum score 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, grade C

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