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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 that received a score of 82 out of 100.
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.
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 three weeks at the beginning of the first year (starting in May) and at the beginning of the second year (starting in May). The last short period (couple of days) is for the presentation of your thesis and the Graduation.
The 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.
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.
The international and inter-professional MHPE environment offers a rich learning environment at any point in your career. The MHPE is your next 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.