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The bachelor programme in Public Health Science

The bachelor programme in Public Health Sciences is your entrance into a world where knowledge and action come together to create a positive impact on the health of the Danish population.

With the programme you will achieve:

  • Insights and tools to analyse and assess the many factors that affect public health: biological, psychological, social and political.
  • Skills to identify and implement health interventions that have the potential to promote health and prevent disease at both national and international levels.
  • Expertise to influence health decisions, shape health policies and develop strategies that contribute to the overall health of society.

Content of the programme

The bachelor programme in Public Health Science combines knowledge from both health and social sciences.

You will learn to use different methods, such as interviews, to understand personal perspectives (qualitative methods) and questionnaires or statistics to see major trends (quantitative methods).

You will also encounter a wide range of topics such as:

  • Human health and biology
  • Health behaviour
  • Health policy and health systems
  • Health economics

Teaching is rarely just about the individual. On the contrary, the focus is on the population as a whole, including specific groups, e.g. young people or the elderly.

In this way, you will learn, among other things:

  • To use different methods and theories to analyse health data.
  • To identify and understand various health issues, to investigate the causes and consequences of these issues, and to intervene in appropriate ways to deal with them.
  • How you can influence what people think and feel about health, and how you can influence their behaviour to promote healthier lifestyles.

Career opportunities

With a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Science, you will be equipped to work with health across disciplines such as politics, economics and psychology in many areas, including:

  • Planning and consulting
  • Development, analysis and evaluation
  • Teaching and research

You will gain a host of career opportunities in both the public and private sectors, allowing you to work in a wide range of organisations and industries.

Among other things, you can land jobs in patient associations, international health organisations and local health authorities, as well as the pharmaceutical industry and pension companies that invest in health promotion initiatives.

Further education

The bachelor’s degree gives you access to continue your studies in e.g. the master’s degree programme in Public Health Science in Esbjerg or Odense, Sports and Health or Health Science (master).

What do you get with a Bachelor of Public Health Science degree?

  • A broad understanding of health: The programme provides you with a holistic understanding of what contributes to people’s health and well-being.
  • Skills that allow you to make a difference: You will gain skills that can help improve health and prevent disease both nationally and internationally.
  • Influence on health policy: You will gain skills that enable you to influence decisions that have a major impact on the lives of many people.
  • More career opportunities: You will gain career opportunities in various fields such as politics, health economics, teaching and research in both public and private sectors.
  • Basis for further education: The degree provides a solid foundation for further education, including master’s degree programmes in Public Health Science, Sports and Health, and other health sciences studies.