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MSc Global Health

Course Description

Do you feel challenged by the global impact of health-affecting events like epidemics, natural disasters and inequities in access to health services? Do you have a drive to become a leader and policymaker in improving world health? Do you enjoy learning and working in small groups composed of fellow students from different countries and with various educational backgrounds? Then Global Health could be just the programme for you.

Dynamic international health leaders
“In the face of today’s global challenges of poverty, inequity, disease and epidemics, there is an increasing demand for dynamic health leaders with sound technical skills.” These are the words of Dr Jong-Wook Lee, former Director General of the WHO. Global Health was designed precisely to meet the global need for this type of professional. It emphasises the international dimensions of health and disease, and captures the need to work together to tackle cross-border dimensions of health inequities around the world. The programme is both research- and field-oriented, and addresses at a global scale the complex relationships between health, healthcare, technology, international business, economic development, politics, socio-cultural environment and management.

Why study Global Health in Maastricht?
Unique focus on the complexities of global health and its relation to technological innovation and social, political and economic change.
Working in intercontinental teams with students at McMaster University in Canada, Thammasat University in Thailand, Manipal University in India and Rosario University in Colombia. Through virtual project work, you gain insight into different perspectives and the skills needed for cross-cultural collaboration.
As part of the programme, you can follow a 12-week elective track at one of the partner universities in Canada, Thailand, India or Colombia.
You get the chance to participate in a yearly Learning Symposium in a developing country to gain practical field orientation.
Global Health received the Distinctive Quality Feature of Internationalisation by the NVAO
Excellent career prospects to become a leader, manager or policymaker in health contexts around the globe.

Entry Requirements

1. a bachelor's degree issued by a Dutch or non-Dutch in a relevant domain, e.g. medical, biomedical, health, behavioural, political or social sciences, medicine, nursing, occupational/ physical therapy, economics, or commerce; 2. a bachelor's degree issued nu an Institute of Higher Vocational Education or University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands (240 ECTS), Belgium, Germany, Austria or Switzerland (180 ECTS) in a relevant domain. Please note that additional requirements could apply depending on your nationality, educational background, etc.

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