Governance and Leadership in European Public Health

Maastricht University    Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences

Full time September MSc 1 Year
Business & Management (5) Nursing & Health (27) Politics & Government (30) Sociology (33)

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Are you passionate about health policies and intrigued by the workings of the European Union? If so, our "Governance and Leadership in European Public Health" programme is perfect for you. This unique master's programme equips you with the skills to analyze public health systems across Europe. You'll learn to prepare, support, and monitor decision-making processes in European institutions, government, and public/private organizations. With a focus on the European policy domain, you'll gain a comparative, cross-border perspective on health policies. Additionally, we offer a double degree programme, Europubhealth+, allowing you to earn two master's degrees. Explore our entry requirements on our website for more information. Join us and become a health professional with a global outlook.

About the course

Stand in the middle of policymaking

Do health policies intrigue you, and are you fascinated by the EU? Are you interested in why European health guidelines work in one country but not another? Then Governance and Leadership European Public Health might just be the programme for you. This unique programme provides you with the background and skills to analyse public health systems throughout Europe. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to prepare, support and monitor high-level decision-making processes in European institutions, in government, and in public and private organisations. The programme will equip you with all the training you need to pursue as a health policy maker, but careers in research will also be open to you. 

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Entry Requirements

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Academic year 2024/2025
The statutory fee for this programme is: € 2,530
The institutional fee for this programme is: € 19,100
The statutory part time fee for this programme is: not applicable
The institutional part time fee for this programme is: not applicable

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