2018 Fall Semester Program: Maastricht University

 PROGRAM  PRICE DATES
 Fall 2018  click here for price  click here for dates

 

Eligibility & GPA requirement: click here

Possible U.S. Credits: 12-15 semester credits per semester. Normal course load is 4-5 classes per semester.

Final transcript is issued by Maastricht University.

 

Maastricht University – Fall 2018 Course Offerings

*COURSES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. All students MUST get a total of 8 modules approved by their academic advisor, in case of changes in course availability or scheduling. That way, if a class is full or cancelled, or if there are schedule conflicts between your top choices, you’ll have back-up classes you know your school will accept. When you pre-register for classes (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a total of 8 possible modules, in order of preference.

HELPFUL INFO:

At Maastricht University, study abroad students will enroll in the Center for European Studies (CES), which integrates study trips in with their courses. in one of the five main academic programs. The trips are designed to give you real-world applications for what you’re learning in the classroom. Within your chosen academic program, your 4-5 class course load will be made up of:

  • 1 Mandatory Core Course Requirement (you’ll be given a few choices within your academic program)
  • 2 courses from your chosen Major within the academic program
  • 1-2 Elective courses (can be chosen from any of the courses on the page, regardless of academic program)
    • NOTE: Under the “Electives” list at the bottom of the page you’ll find courses in: Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Programming)
The five main academic programs are:
  • Business & Economics in Europe
    • Majors offered: Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Management, Management and Organization, Marketing, Strategy, Supply Chain Management
  • History, Culture & Arts in Europe
    • Majors offered: Art History, Cultural Studies, Literature, Media Studies, European Studies, Environmental Studies, Globalization, History, Philosophy & Ethics, Sociology, Women’s Studies
  • Politics, Law & International Relations in Europe
    • Majors offered: International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, Human Rights, International Law
  • Psychology & Neuroscience in Europe
    • Majors offered: Cognitive Psychology, Applied Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology
  • Public Health & Medicine in Europe
    • Majors offered: Human Biology, European Public Health, Chemistry, Medicine, Physiology

The Fall semester is broken up into two “Block Periods”. Block Period 1 runs for the first half of the semester, and then Block Period 2. You will take half of your course load during Period 1 and the other half during Period 2. Keep this in mind while viewing the course offerings below.

Maastricht University calculates credits using the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) system. Your home institution will make the final decision about what the Maastricht courses will transfer to, but a general rule is that courses worth 5-6.5 ECTS are 3 U.S. credits. Please check with your academic advisor at your home institution if you are looking to take courses over 6.5 ECTS.

Students are expected to take 4-5 courses per semester. All module offerings are subject to change. Pre-requisite information is included on the course descriptions below. Click the link to any course to view the course description directly from Maastricht University.

All students MUST get a total of 8 modules approved by their academic advisor, in case of changes in module availability. That way, if a module is full or cancelled, or if 2 of the modules you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll already have back-ups that you know your school will accept. When you pre-register for modules (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a total of 8 possible modules on your registration form, in order of preference. Maastricht University will not process your registration unless you list a total of 8 modules.

COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

SEMESTER 1 (FALL) COURSE OFFERINGS – PERIOD BREAKS 1 & 2

 

Business & Economics in Europe

MAJORS OFFERED: Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Management, Management and Organization, Marketing, Strategy, Supply Chain Management

The Business & Economics in Europe program is designed to give students a greater understanding of the international business practices in Europe and the economic policies of the European Union. What better place to study business and economics than in Maastricht, the Netherlands? Maastricht gained international fame as the birthplace of the European Union and the Euro, and is located between major centers of European economics, business and banking in Brussels, London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam. International trade has long been a central aspect of the Dutch economy and its strong reputation continues today.

Students in the Business & Economics in Europe programme are directly enrolled at Maastricht University and take classes at the School of Business and Economics, which is accredited by the European EQUIS, the American AASCB and the prestigious AMBA, a standard that fewer than 1% of business schools across the globe have achieved.

Mandatory Course (choose 1 of the following):
Majors (choose 2 courses in 1 of the following areas):

Accounting

Business

Economics

Entrepreneurship

 Finance

Information Management

Management and Organization

Marketing

Strategy

Supply Chain Management

 

HISTORY, ARTS & CULTURE IN EUROPE

MAJORS OFFERED: Art History, Cultural Studies, Literature, Media Studies, European Studies, Environmental Studies, Globalization, History, Philosophy & Ethics, Sociology, Women’s Studies

Mandatory Course (choose 1 of the following):
  • Going Dutch: Literary Reflections on the Low Countries in the 19th and 20th Century
  • Dutch Art History
  • The Roaring Twenties, Nazi Terrors and the Cold War
Majors (choose 2 courses in 1 of the following areas):

Art History

Cultural Studies

Literature

Media Studies

European Studies

Environmental Studies

Globalization

History

Philosophy & Ethics

Sociology

Women’s Studies

 

POLITICS, LAW & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN EUROPE

MAJORS OFFERED: International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, Human Rights, International Law

Mandatory Course (choose 1 of the following):
  • Law and Politics: Current Topics in the EU (Period 1)
  • Europe in Crisis: Quo vadis, Europa? (Period 2)
Majors (choose 2 courses in 1 of the following areas):

International Relations

Political Science

Public Policy

Human Rights

International Law

 

PSYCHOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE IN EUROPE

MAJORS OFFERED: Cognitive Psychology, Applied Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology

Mandatory Course (choose 1 of the following):
Majors (choose 2 courses in 1 of the following areas):

Cognitive Psychology

Applied Social Psychology

 Clinical Psychology

Cognitive Neuroscience

Development Psychology

Forensic Psychology

Work and Organizational Psychology

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & MEDICINE IN EUROPE

MAJORS OFFERED: Human Biology, European Public Health, Chemistry, Medicine, Physiology

Mandatory Course (choose 1 of the following):
  • Law and Politics: Current Topics in the EU (Period 1)
  • Europe in Crisis: Quo vadis, Europa? (Period 2)
Majors (choose 2 courses in 1 of the following areas):

Human Biology

European Public Health

Chemistry

Medicine

Physiology

 

ELECTIVES

The courses listed below are not associated with any of the main academic programs. You may enroll in up to 2 of any of the following to satisfy the “Elective” course requirement(s):

Artificial Intelligence

Mathematics & Statistics

Physics

Programming