This programmes aims to educate healtcare professionals who can initiate, develop and manage healthcare innovations.

How can we implement homecare technologies effectively and efficiently? How can we optimise 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 knowlegde, applying existing knowledge in a new way, developing new tasks and activities - this programme brings together both theory and practice in its focus on innovation. And it does so on all possible levels, from micro -to macro-level, from individual organisations to national 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 programma also emphasises the importance of practical, hands-on training in conducting your own research. This a one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme taught in English.

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instituteMaastricht University
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
diplomaHealthcare Policy, Innovation and Management
program typeregular
program formfull-time
program duration12 months
credits (ECTS)60 EC
numerus fixusno numerus clausus
geen honoursprogramma
application no60460

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  • Are you looking for a master's programme with a global perspective to kick-start your career? Maastricht University offers what you are looking for!

    09:30 - 16:00, Maastricht UniversityBonnefantenstraat 2, Maastricht


Hoe is de opleiding opgebouwd?
instruction language100% en
teaching types
modes of instructioncase study, internship, project, lecture, self study, literature study, research, research project, research proposal, group assignment, oral presentation, group discussion, individual assignment
contact hours

evening educationn.v.t.
distance learningn.v.t.

This program has been accredited on 20 by the Dutch-Flamish Accreditation Organization (NVAO) and has received the following grades:

realized quality
program cohesion
required study effort
staff quality
staff size
study guidance
bron: NVAO
instruction modes
assignments, group work, lectures and guest lectures, presentations, Problem-Based Learning, project work, skills training sessions, tutorials
The programme will give you:
  • solid insight into all aspects of healthcare innovation at all levels, i.e. policy, ethical, organisational, managerial, economic and substantive aspects at the individual, organisational, regional, national and international levels
  • the competences need to play a key role in initiating, governing and managing healthcare innovations
  • the ability to critically analyse health systems and situations and to translate the relults into innovative solutions
Term 1
  • Economics of Healthcare
  • Innovation and Quality Management of Health Services
  • Healthcare Governance, Ethics and Law
  • Patient Logistics in Healthcare

Term 2
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Management, Leadership and Organisational Change in Healthcare
  • Financial Management of Healthcare Organisations
  • Internship and master's thesis

Toelating en kosten

toelatingstartmoment en kosten

Program start and application deadlines

1 September 2017
admission deadline 1 May 2017
statutory tarif : € 1421
institutional tarif : € 8750
non-EU/EER tarif : € 8750
Netherlands Fellowship programme : €
1 September 2018
admission deadline 1 May 2018
statutory tarif : €
institutional tarif : €
non-EU/EER tarif : €
Netherlands Fellowship programme : €

application requirements

previous educationAdmissions:
  1. a bachelor's degree issued by a university in a relevant domain
  2. a bachelor's degree issued by a University of Applied Sciences in a relevant domain. For these students additional requirements may apply.


Een indicatie van de vakken die je kunt verwachten
Innovation and Quality Management of Health Services
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Studenten en studentenleven

Wat kost studeren?

gemiddelde kosten voor een student Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management in Maastricht

bron: Nibud
308kamerhuur in Maastrichtrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1176 aan totale 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?

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
algemeen oordeel44.1


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 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management aan de Maastricht University is beoordeeld door 37 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4 uit 5.


Around 85% of students find relevant jobs within one year. Former students work as a healthcare buyer at Dutch health insurers CZ and VGZ, as a senior policy advisor at the Dutch Ministry of Health, as a staff member Care Programming at RiaggZuid, as a researcher, as a policy advisor at VU University Medical Center in Utrecht, as a manager or consultant at international firms such as TRAG PI, Medtronic, GlaxoSmithKline and Capgemini.

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