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 Food, Nutrition & Health.

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typeregulier, 180 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur3 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee
University College Venlo (UCV) is a 3-year bachelor's programme in Liberal Arts & Sciences, meant for talented and ambitious students who have an interest in food, nutrition and health. Do you want to know whether fatty fish really makes you smarter? What E-numbers are exactly? Or discover which eating habits can keep us healthy and help prevent illness? At UCV, you can study a wide range of issues relating to nutrition, food and health in an interdisciplinary manner.

At UCV we value academic curiosity and personal contact. Our Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and Research-Based Learning (RBL) settings stimulate active learning. By working in small interactive group sessions you are actively involved in your own development process. Additionally, UCV has a strong focus on putting knowledge into practice, either in a business or an academic setting. Continuously developing partnerships with local enterprises allow you to integrate and apply theoretical and practical perspectives.
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Waarom aan de Maastricht University?

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At UCV, you can choose to focus on one of our two concentrations: Social Sciences or Life Sciences. Each concentration offers a wide variety of courses in different disciplines. The Social Sciences concentration lets you choose for example courses in psychology, sociology, economics, health management, public health or law. The Life Sciences concentration offers courses in biology, chemistry and informatics, physiology and genetics. You may also opt for an interdisciplinary concentration. You ch


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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
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


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet50% zelfstudie
30% theorie
20% praktijk
case study, excursion, group discussion, group assignment, individual assignment, laboratory work, literature study, research, research project, practicum, project, tutorial, working group, workshop, self study
instruction modes
All education is problem and research based.
study abroad
Internship and thesis can be done abroad on the student's own initiative. Exchange is optional.
bindend studieadvies
  • minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden

Toelating en kosten


1 februari 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 januari 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 10900
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 10900

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2020
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.
toelaatbare profielen
vwo C&Mtoelaatbaar
vwo E&Mtoelaatbaar
vwo N&Gtoelaatbaar
vwo N&Ttoelaatbaar
WO propedeusetoelaatbaar

Students are invited for an interview based on their diploma and personal statement.

An average score of 7 for English.


All candidates should write a letter of motivation in English of 500-1000 words. This is an important
part of your application. It is a means to introduce yourself to the Board of Admissions. In the letter
you have to explain why you want to study at University College Venlo and why you think you
would be suited for University College Venlo. Include what subjects you are interested in, and what
it is that makes these subjects interesting for you. You could also include plans that you already
have for after your graduation.

studie kosten
bron: Maastricht University
bedrag kostenpost
€ 310levensonderhoud
€ 30studiematerialen
€ 300visa/permitin het eerste jaar
€ 350
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


77 studenten volgen deze opleiding
52% daarvan is vrouw
34 eerstejaars gestart in 2018
71% daarvan is vrouw
16600 studenten aan de Maastricht University
60% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Venlo

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


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1/10 Maastricht University
University College Venlo
star Elsevier
gemiddelde kamerhuur
34 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/10 Maastricht University
Liberal Arts & Sciences
€ 308 gemiddelde kamerhuur
364 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/10 Maastricht University
Maastricht Science Programme
€ 308 gemiddelde kamerhuur
175 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/10 Maastricht University
University College Maastricht
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2019  1e  88
€ 308 gemiddelde kamerhuur
206 eerstejaars
78% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/10 Erasmus
Liberal Arts & Sciences
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
209 eerstejaars
61% 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
101 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/10 UU
University College Roosevelt
star NVAO
Keuzegids topopleiding 2017
gemiddelde kamerhuur
571 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/10 UU
University College Utrecht
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
571 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
9/10 UU
Liberal Arts and Sciences
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
226 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
10/10 Tilburg University
Liberal Arts and Sciences
€ 253 gemiddelde kamerhuur
113 eerstejaars
53% 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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Feiten en / studie in cijfers


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:

  • Marketeer in the food industry at companies such as Nestlé or Tony's Chocolonely
  • Advisor at a 3D food printing company
  • Psychologist in a hospital
  • Smart food developer at TNO
  • Policymaker at the World Health Organisation

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