University College Venlo

Maastricht University

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
In this Liberal Arts & Sciences programme students design their own curriculum out of a range of courses around the themes Health, Nutrition & Business.

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typeregulier, 180 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur3 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee
Does eating fatty fish make you smarter? Does chocolate cheer you up? Would you like to know how 'unnatural' E numbers are? And find out which eating habits keep us healthy and prevent disease? Then University College Venlo (UCV) is the programme for you. You follow your interests and select your own courses. This enables you to study issues related to health, nutrition and business in an interdisciplinary manner. It is increasingly recognised that food can be regarded as medicine and can be used in either the prevention or the treatment of various chronic diseases. With the help of your personal academic advisor, you build a tailor-made bachelor's programme and for example study this topic as nutritional pharmacotherapy (medicine 2.0).

Can we help you? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, you may have additional questions about starting or completing your application. Perhaps you would like to talk to someone about the programme you're applying for, or you're looking for some pointers to start preparing your studies at Maastricht University.
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Waarom aan de Maastricht University?

At UCV you design your own curriculum by choosing from a broad range of courses from the social sciences (e.g. psychology, sociology, economics, health management, public health or law) and life sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry and informaticsand physiology). Combining courses from different disciplines will help you develop a distinct academic profile, perfectly adapted to the master's programme or professional position you aim for.

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opbouwStudents choose their courses out of a broad range offered within the Social Sciences and Life Sciences. Courses are offered on three levels: introductory (1000), intermediate (2000) and advanced (3000). Some advanced courses may have prerequisites. Throughout the programme, four compulsory courses are offered: Globalisation: World Politics and Economics; Modeling Nature; Philosophy of Science; World Orientation: An Introduction to Cultural Studies. The programme is completed by writing a bachel
1e jaar From day one, students choose their own courses. Students are therefore not divided in cohorts of enrollment, but instead will interact with students of different years in a problem -and research-based setting.
Courses are offered on three different levels: introductory, intermediate and advanced. Some advanced courses prerequire another course offered.
The Applied Researcher III keuzevak
Academic Debate keuzevak
Conference keuzevak
Philosophy of Science
Modeling Nature
Globalisation: world politics and economics
World Orientation: an introduction to cultural studies
Cognitive Psychology keuzevak
European Food Law keuzevak
International Macroeconomics keuzevak
Introduction to Business Administration keuzevak
Introduction to Psychology keuzevak
Social Psychology keuzevak
Advertising: Marketing Communication of Brands keuzevak
Intermediate Microeconomics keuzevak
International Trade Law keuzevak
Psychology of Eating keuzevak
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurship keuzevak
Consumer Behaviour keuzevak
Culture Politics and Society keuzevak
Finance and Investments keuzevak
Introduction to Law keuzevak
Principles of Economics keuzevak
Taste keuzevak
Behaviour Change keuzevak
Economic Psychology keuzevak
Entrepreneurship keuzevak
Game Theory keuzevak
Macro Sociology: An Introduction to Human Societies keuzevak
Performance Psychology in Sports and Business keuzevak
Production Planning and Management keuzevak
Data Mining keuzevak
Food Innovation keuzevak
Gut Microbiology keuzevak
Introduction to Biology keuzevak
Introduction to Public Health keuzevak
Nutritional Pharmacotherapy keuzevak
Nutrition and Metabolism keuzevak
Operations Management keuzevak
Food Safety keuzevak
Introduction to Chemistry keuzevak
Molecular Biology keuzevak
Pharmacology and Toxicology keuzevak
Plant Biology and Agriculture keuzevak
Public Health Policy Making keuzevak
Sports Nutrition and Physiology keuzevak
Statistics I keuzevak
Biochemistry keuzevak
Brain and Action keuzevak
Calculus keuzevak
Clinical Nutrition keuzevak
Epidemiology of Food; The Relationship Between Food and Health keuzevak
Health Education and Communication keuzevak
Homeostatic Principles keuzevak
Introduction to Programming keuzevak
Sustainable Development keuzevak
Sustainable Food Production keuzevak
Food Technology and Processing keuzevak
Food and Disease keuzevak
Healthy Life Cycle keuzevak
Public Health Implementation and Evaluation keuzevak
Statistics 2 keuzevak
3e jaar Your capstone is your final project integrates everything you've learned into one comprehensive research study or product. You'll dedicate a full semester to this. The research for your capstone may be designed and carried out during an internship or in a university setting.


afstudeerrichting Life sciences

The Life sciences concentration offers courses in biology, chemistry, informatics and physiology.

afstudeerrichting Interdisciplinary

At UCV there are 2 concentrations: Social sciences & Life sciences. You may also opt for an Interdisciplinary concentration. You choose courses from both concentrations to create a truly broad profile

afstudeerrichting Social sciences

The Social sciences concentration lets you choose for example courses in psychology, sociology, economics, health management, public health or law.


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet50% zelfstudie
30% theorie
20% praktijk
case study, excursion, group discussion, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment, laboratory work, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, practicum, project, tutorial, working group, workshop, self study
instruction modes
All education is problem and research based. In addition to the courses, in which all education is problem based, students enroll in skills training and projects.
UCV has a unique curriculum that offers you the opportunity to study health, nutrition and business in an interdisciplinary manner. Your curriculum consists of the courses you choose within your concentration, an academic core and a bit of general education in the form of courses you take outside of your concentration. The academic core consists of four mandatory courses that give you the fundamental knowledge each UCV student should have.
study abroad
Internship and thesis can be done abroad on the student's own initiative. Exchange is optional.
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  • minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden

Toelating en kosten


1 februari 2022

aanmelding deadline : 1 januari 2022
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2022

aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2022
collegegeld nog niet bekend

Students can apply in Studielink and will be guided through the steps to take. Part of the application is a motivation letter and an interview.
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Applicants are invited for an interview. Based on evaluation of the provided documents and the interview, the Board of Admissions will decide on the application.

An average score of 7 for English.


studie kosten
bron: Maastricht University
bedrag kostenpost
€ 310levensonderhoud
€ 30studiematerialen
€ 450
€ 300visa/permitin het eerste jaar
inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
0kamerhuur in Venloonder landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 868totale 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


96 studenten volgen deze opleiding
75% daarvan is vrouw
62 eerstejaars gestart in 2019
73% daarvan is vrouw
16600 studenten aan de Maastricht University
60% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData


International Study Association Beet
The newest International Study Association in Venlo, started operating in 2018 with the vision of empowering UCV bachelor students to combine academic and non-academic education through social activities.

Op kamers in Venlo

4259studenten studerend
1994studenten woonachtig   
gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
? m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Anna Pfeifer


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1/10 Maastricht University
University College Venlo
star Elsevier
gemiddelde kamerhuur
62 eerstejaars
72% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/10 Maastricht University
University College Maastricht
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2019  1e  88
€ 308 gemiddelde kamerhuur
231 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/10 Maastricht University
Maastricht Science Programme
€ 308 gemiddelde kamerhuur
182 eerstejaars
54% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/10 Maastricht University
Liberal Arts & Sciences
€ 308 gemiddelde kamerhuur
364 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/10 Erasmus
Liberal Arts & Sciences
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2020
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
210 eerstejaars
66% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/10 RUG
Liberal Arts and Sciences
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2017
Keuzegids topopleiding 2018
Keuzegids topopleiding 2019
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
140 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/10 UU
University College Roosevelt
star NVAO
Keuzegids topopleiding 2017
gemiddelde kamerhuur
135 eerstejaars
68% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/10 UU
Liberal Arts and Sciences
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
226 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
9/10 UU
University College Utrecht
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
571 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
10/10 Tilburg University
Liberal Arts and Sciences
€ 253 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

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bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete
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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.

University College Venlo aan de Maastricht University is beoordeeld door 25 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.7 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Upon graduation students will receive a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree, depending on the chosen concentration. Students are eligible for a broad range of master's programmes. Because of the close link to businesses and a focus on applying knowledge, students are also well prepared to start a professional career. Think about working as a marketeer for a food production company, smart food developer, psychologist, policymaker at WHO, entrepreneur or legal claims consultant.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

During your studies at UCV you will be in contact with professionals and entrepreneurs in the Venlo region. You can focus on building a profile to work in management & research positions, product development or to work as specialists and analysts. You might find a job as:

If you're interested in starting up your own company, our focus on teaching you how to innovate and turn knowledge into marketable ideas will help strengthen your sense of entrepreneurship.

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Potentiële beroepen

legal food claims advisor for quality labels

such as Eko, Bio and Demeter

marketeer in the food industry

at companies such as Nestlé or Tony's Chocolonely


in a hospital

smart food developer

at TNO

bron: StudieData


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