Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
This programme revolves around developing, evaluating and promoting health education and promotion programmes and policies at individual, community and policy levels.

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typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
numerus fixusnee
Are you intrigued by human behaviour and do you want to understand why people engage in certain (unhealthy) behaviour? Are you interested in helping individuals to improve or maintain their health behaviour, health and well-being? Do you like working with a diverse set of groups such as employees, children, older people, patients or even health professionals, and would you like to know how best to address their health problems, how to motivate them to change unhealthy behaviour, find out what reasons they could have for their behaviour? Would you like to contribute to environments and organisations that are conducive to healthy living? If the answer is yes, then this programme might be the best choice for you!

This is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time program taught in English.

Can we help you? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, you may have additional questions about starting or completing your application. Perhaps you would like to talk to someone about the programme you're applying for, or you're looking for some pointers to start preparing your studies at Maastricht University.

Waarom aan de Maastricht University?

This programme is unique in its focus on the systematic development, evaluation and implementation of education and promotion programmes and policies. Practical skills trainings are included in each course and you have the option to conduct your thesis abroad.


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opbouwTerm 1
  • Understanding Health Behaviour
  • Changing Health Behaviour
  • Effectiveness of Interventions in Health Promotion Settings
  • Intervention Development
  • Preparation for scientific research

Term 2
  • Health Promotion
  • Implementation and Evaluation
  • Scientific research
Understanding Health Behaviour
6 EC
Changing Health Behaviour
6 EC
Scientific Research and Article
18 EC
Reviewing Evidence for Health Promotion Practice
6 EC
Intervention Development
6 EC
Preparation for Scientific Research
6 EC
Heath Promotion
6 EC
Implementation and Evaluation
6 EC


taal van onderwijs100% en
case study, practicum, lecture, self study, literature study, research, research project, research proposal, group assignment, oral presentation, group discussion, individual assignment
This programme will give you:
  • an understanding of why and how health education and promotion programs and policies are (or are not) effective;
  • the tools to develop new theory- and empirical-based health education and promotion programmes and policies;
  • competences in developing communication strategies to disseminate programs to various audiences.

Toelating en kosten


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  • Basic theoretical, methodological and statistical skills
  • A background in health sciences or a related field, and/or professional training as e.g. a nurse, physician, physiotherapist or dietician

Do you hold a bachelor's or master's degree in which English was the sole language of instruction?
Do you hold an International or European Baccalaureate, a US high school diploma or UK GCE A-levels?
During your secondary education or bachelor's or master's degree, did you successfully complete English-taught courses?
During your secondary education or bachelor's or master's degree, did you follow an internship in an English-language work environment?
Do you have professional experience in an English-language work environment?

If you responded 'No' to the previous questions, you have to submit one of the following language-test certificates (or a similar accredited certification) as part of your application:
IELTS: 6.5
TOEFL internet Based Test (iBT): 90
TOEFL Paper-delivered Test: Reading 20-30; Listening 20-30; Writing 20-30 (However we recommend you to take one of the other tests in this list instead.)
TOEIC: listening and reading 720; speaking and writing 310
Cambridge Advanced (CAE): Grade C (scale 180-184); First Certificate in English (FCE): Grade A (scale 180-184) or Grade B (scale 176-179)


  1. a bachelor's degree issued by a Dutch university in a relevant domain
  2. a relevant university master's degree
  3. a relevant bachelor's degree from an EEA university. For these students additional requirements may apply.
  4. a relevant bachelor's degree from a non-EEA university. For these students additional requirements apply.
  5. a bachelor's degree issued by a University of Applied Sciences in a relevant domain, and you have completed a thesis and have obtained at least 15 ECTS in academic writing, statistics and/or methodology. For these students additional requirements may apply.


estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
308kamerhuur in Maastrichtrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1176totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


96 studenten volgen deze opleiding
85% daarvan is vrouw
70 eerstejaars gestart in 2018
91% daarvan is vrouw
16600 studenten aan de Maastricht University
60% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Maastricht

20231studenten studerend
9323studenten woonachtig   
€ 308gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
24 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

I decided to pursue the prevention angle of medicine. The contents of the programme was the deciding factor for me, but I also love Maastricht and I feel really at home here.

I feel it as a personal mission to promote health and educate people about health issues by using graphic design and illustration. As they say, 'A picture says more than a thousand words' and why not use that specific tool to ensure the message is remembered? It can also serve to bridge language barriers.
Francine Schneider
We put emphasis on health behaviour. This is really important nowadays, as the solutions for important societal challenges, such as decreasing health problems, improving sustainability and creating healthy environments to a large part depends on the behaviour of humans. Having passion, knowledge and skills to analyse, understand and improve human (health) behaviour is therefore very valuable.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete
algemeen oordeel4.04.0
De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Health Education and Promotion aan de Maastricht University is beoordeeld door 40 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.0 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Experience has shown that all students rapidly find good jobs, sometimes even before graduation. You could pursue a career at health institutes, consultancies, insurance companies, governments and academia.

You can look for work in:
  • regional, national and international health institutes (e.g. GGDs, RIVM, SOAids, Dutch Cancer Foundation, WHO),
  • mental welfare,
  • intervention development,
  • consultancy,
  • insurance companies,
  • governmental authorities,
  • academia (e.g. as a PhD student).

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