Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
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This programme aims to educate healthcare professionals who can initiate, develop and manage healthcare innovations.

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typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
numerus fixusnee
How can we implement homecare technologies effectively and efficiently? How can we optimize the respective involvement of state and private players in healthcare? How best to guarantee universal access to a fair package of health services? And how to maintain quality while containing costs? The key to all these issues is the need for innovation. Gaining new knowledge, applying existing knowledge in a new way, developing new tasks and activities - this program brings together both theory and practice in its focus on innovation. And it does it on all possible levels, from micro -to macro-level, from individual organisations to national and international healthcare systems, from patient relations to the process of caretaking. You learn how to analyse situations in which innovations are needed, come up with innovative solutions, implement and manage these solutions, and critically evaluate and improve them. The programme also emphasises the importance of practical and employability skills, and hands-on training in conducting your own research. This a one-year full-time or two-year part-time program taught in English.

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Deze opleiding heeft meerdere vormen :

Waarom aan de Maastricht University?

The programme is unique in its focus on innovations within the field of health policy and management and the intensity and amount of the subject material. You learn how to analyse situations in which innovations are needed, come up with innovative solutions, implement and manage these solutions, and critically evaluate and improve them. The programme also emphasises the importance of practical skills and employability skills and hands-on training in conducting your own research.


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Economics of Healthcare
6 EC
Innovation and Quality Management of Health Services
6 EC
Placement & Thesis afstuderen
18 EC
Health Systems Governance
6 EC
Organising and Managing Patient Flows
6 EC
Research Methods
6 EC
Financial Management of Healthcare
6 EC
Strategic Management, Leadership and Organisational Change in Healthcare
6 EC


taal van onderwijs100% en
case study, internship, project, lecture, self study, literature study, research, research project, research proposal, group assignment, oral presentation, group discussion, individual assignment
The programme will give you:
  • solid insight into all aspects of healthcare innovation at all levels and from different disciplines (incl economics, financial and strategic management, policy sciences, innovation and quality management, process management)
  • the competences needed to play a key role in initiating, governing, evaluating and managing healthcare innovations
  • the ability to critically analyse health systems and situations and to translate the results into innovative solutions

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2020
wettelijk tarief : € 2143 (€1072 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 16800
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 16800

1 september 2021

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2021
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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

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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


169 studenten volgen deze opleiding
64% daarvan is vrouw
115 eerstejaars gestart in 2018
67% 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 really think healthcare should be managed on a higher level. Doctors can only function properly if all the rest is taken care of

Healthcare needs multi-skilled professionals that are not only knowledgeable in health, but also in policy, law, statistics and management. When I was looking for a master's programme, I decided on Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management, because of the combination of subjects and the focus on management. That background is very important for a health professional. After my graduation, I want to start my career in Brussels, maybe as a consultant or at the WHO.

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Aggie Paulus
For healthcare systems to become sustainable, innovative and enterprising professionals are needed who are well-informed about the contents, context, strategies and impact of innovations. This master's trains students to become highly skilled professionals with multidisciplinary knowledge, innovative capacity and an entrepreneurial attitude, all essential for the future of healthcare.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


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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.

Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management aan de Maastricht University is beoordeeld door 68 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.1 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Around 90% of students find relevant jobs within one year. Former students work as a care purchaser at Dutch health insurers, senior policy advisor at the Dutch Ministry of Health, staff member Care Programming at GGZ, researcher, policy advisor in a healthcare organisation. Or as a manager, consultant, advisor, health economist or researcher at international firms such as TRAG PI, Medtronic, GlaxoSmithKline and Capgemini and in many other organisations in and outside the Netherlands.

Potentiële beroepen

care purchaser

Graduates also find jobs as care purchasers at insurance companies. They use their knowledge of healthcare economics to help insurance companies provide their customers with affordable, high-quality care by mediating between the insurance companies and the care providers.

manager in healthcare organisation

As managers, HPIM graduates use their knowledge of strategy, finances, quality management and logistics to help healthcare organisations across the globe to make sound decisions about the future course of the organisation. They work on many different organisational levels and in a wide range of sectors, also including the pharmaceutical industry and companies that produce medical devices.

policy advisor
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