Deepen your knowledge of genetics, clinical nutrition or molecular biology, gain insight into contemporary European health issues, and discuss medical case studies. Maastricht University uses a distinctive Problem-Based Learning (PBL) pedagogy that is student-centered with professors providing guidance during the learning process. In small tutorial groups, you will analyze real-world problems similar to what you will encounter in your subsequent career.
The semester at Maastricht is divided into two blocks. You will take two courses in each block. Core Courses: In each block you must take one of the core courses listed below. These courses are specially designed to combine strong academics with integrated field trips. You must take one health/biology-based core course. Your second core course can be a health/biology course or it can be one of the Dutch art or culture courses listed below.
Additional Courses: In each block you will also select one additional course from the list below of bachelor-level courses offered in English by Maastricht University's Science Program, University College Maastricht, and the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences.
All courses are upper-division; 6 quarter/4 semester UC units.
European Public Health in a Globalising World – introducing policy, research and practice
Going Dutch: Literary Reflections of the Low Countries in the 19th and 20th Century
Health Systems in Europe + EPH3007 Introduction*
Circulation and Breathing II
Genetics + Optional:Lab Skills: Genetics
Genetics and Evolution + Optional: Lab Skills: Genetics
Medical Ethics – Moral health care dilemmas from a European and Comparative Perspective
Dutch Art History
The Law of Public Health and Care*
Work-related Stress and Burn-out
Chronic Inflammatory Diseases*
Research Methods in Neuroscience and Toxicology*
Molecular Biology + Optional: Skills: Molecular Biology
Brain and Action
Advances in Biomedical Sciences
*These courses are worth 12 quarter/8 semester UC units each. If you enroll in one of these courses you will not enroll in a core course during that block.
You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad. 24 quarter/18 semester units; 4 courses.
An independent study project worth 2.5 UC quarter units can be added to one of your core courses.
This program is offered by the Center for European Studies (CES) at Maastricht University, one of the highest-ranking universities in the Netherlands. CES prides itself on providing the best possible European study abroad experiences inside and outside the classroom. For more than 20 years CES has been offering comprehensive study abroad programs in English for international students. CES welcomes approximately 450 international students per year. The programs at CES offer first-rate academics that include unique hands-on experiences.