Degree Programmes

  • Date 
    May 25, 2020
    Application Deadline 
    April 1, 2020
Course fee
  • The tuition fee is € 15,400 to be paid in two installments of € 7,700.
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Master of Health Professions Education

"Become one of the educational leaders of the future with like-minded people from all over the world."

Dr. Danielle Verstegen, MHPE Programme Director

MHPE programme designated as top master study programme

Ten programmes of Maastricht University – two more than last year – were designated ‘top study programmes’ in the Keuzegids Masters 2018 which came out 8 March 2018. One of the ‘top study programmes’ is the post initial SHE Master of Health Professions Education.

SHE is very proud of this ranking and sees this as a confirmation of her mission and striving for educating the best health professions educationalists and professionals. Our MHPE programme often leads to a PhD path and involvement in SHE research from our MHPE alumni. 

NVAO quality mark for MHPE

Programme information

Health professionals play an important role in preventing, treating and curing disease and in promoting health at the individual and societal levels. It is essential to ensure that those who train healthcare professionals create effective educational programmes that result in high quality health services. 

The Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) gives participants the knowledge and skills required for a career in health professions education and research. Students will receive a Master of Science degree in Health Professions Education.
The MHPE is a two-year, half-time programme taught in English. It is largely based on distance learning, with a maximum of three short periods in Maastricht. 

You will be required to stay in Maastricht for at least two periods of three weeks. The first campus based Unit 1 at the beginning of the first year (25 May - 12 June, 2020) and the second campus based Unit 7 at the beginning of the second year (May 17-June 4, 2021). You are expected to present your Master Thesis and graduate at the end of the programme (June 2022). 

Specific distinctive features of the SHE Master Programme are:
  • The SHE Master of Health Professions Education programme is strongly research-oriented.
  • The Maastricht programme is explicitly internationally oriented.
  • The programme is accredited and has been awarded the distinctive feature Internationalization.
  • The programme focuses on innovative learning environments.
  • Collaborating Master programmes of SHE are conducted in Canada, New York and Singapore, exchange of best practices and staff’s expertise are unique features.
  • Graduated Masters and leaders in health professions education around the globe stay strongly involved and connected in the SHE Community. Together we build a network of health professions education experts worldwide.

he MHPE programme is firmly rooted in educational theory. Participants are required to continuously use theory-based insights in dealing with authentic educational problems. Most of the cases used in the programme are derived from the student’s own professional environment. Exploring the interrelationship between educational theory, research and educational practice is a fundamental part of the MHPE programme.

Dentistry Master of Health Professions Education SHE, Maastricht University

Student profile

The Master of Health Professions Education attracts an international group of professionals from a variety of educational, professional and cultural backgrounds.
Who have acquired a university degree in one of the health professions in their native country (e.g.: health sciences, medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, dentistry, pharmacy, speech therapy.)

Nurses training in Health Professions Education SHE

What will the MHPE mean for you and your career?

The international and inter-professional MHPE environment offers a rich learning environment at any point in your career. The MHPE is your next academic step towards a career as educational researcher and/or educational innovator. For junior health professionals: the best way to prepare for a combined career of clinical work and education. For those with some teaching experience: the way to prepare for a management position in health professions education. And for experienced health professions educators: the opportunity to have more impact on educational practice with a background in theory and research and a large, international network in health professions education and research.

MHPE Graduates 2019

Principal Staff involved

  • Danielle Verstegen, Programme Director
  • Janneke Frambach
  • Pascal van Gerven