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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To apply for the Master's programme in Public Health, you need a relevant Bachelor's degree. You can apply if you hold one of the following degrees:

  • Public Health from SDU - gives you a legal claim for admission
  • Medicine
  • Biomechanics
  • Sports Science
  • Human Biology
  • Dentistry
  • Biomedicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Health Promotion
  • Psychology

You can also apply if you hold a Professional Bachelor's degree in:

  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Radiography
  • Nutrition
  • Midwife
  • Biomedical laboratory technician
  • Global Nutrition and Health
  • Teacher with main subject/specialization within sports/health

If you hold a similar Bachelor's or Professional Bachelor's degree, the Faculty will assess the relevance of your degree once you have applied.

English language requirements

The programme is taught in English. Therefore, you are required to submit proof of your proficiency in English unless your Bachelor's gives you a legal claim for admission. See the English language requirements.

Selection criteria

There is a limited number of study places in the programme.

If there are more qualified applicants than study places, the following criteria are used for the selection of applicants without a legal claim. Each criterion releases one point. Applicants are prioritized based on their total scores.

If more qualified applicants have the same score, applicants are prioritized based on the grade point average of the qualifying degree. If you haven't finished your degree when you apply, we will use the grade point average of the courses passed at the time of application.

University bachelor's degree within health sciences as listed in the admission requirements in the curriculum:

  • Public Health
  • Medicine
  • Biomechanics
  • Sports Science
  • Human Biology
  • Dentistry
  • Biomedicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Health Promotion
  • Psychology
  • Minimum 1 course (of minimum 3 ECTS) in quantitative analysis (Biostatistics, Statistics, Mathematics, etc.)
  • Minimum 1 course (of minimum 3 ECTS) in epidemiology
  • Minimum 1 course (of minimum 3 ECTS) in qualitative methods
  • Minimum 1 course (of minimum 3 ECTS) in general research methods/theory of science
  • Minimum 1 course (of minimum 3 ECTS) in health promotion/health education/behavioural sciences
  • Minimum 1 course (of minimum 3 ECTS) in social sciences/economics
  • Minimum 1 course (of minimum 3 ECTS) in biology/physiology/medicine
  • Minimum grade of 10/B in statistics or similar course (of minimum 3 ECTS).
  • Minimum 1 course (of minimum 3 ECTS) taken in another country than the qualifying degree (study abroad)

Supplementing your degree

If you cannot document health-related and scientifically based knowledge within biostatistics, epidemiology and theory of science, you have to complete a bridging course after admission. It is a 7,5 ECTS bridging course and you have to pay a fee to participate.

Please note in relation to admission for vacant study places: After 15. July, you can only be admitted if you fulfil all requirements without having to follow the bridging course. Find the course description here.

As a bachelor's student at SDU, you can apply for permission to follow up to 30 ECTS Master's level courses even though you have yet to complete your Bachelor's degree.

You can be granted permission if you have the necessary academic qualifications. The progression of your Bachelor’s programme is crucial to the outcome of your application.

Check to see whether you fulfil the conditions

By choosing your faculty below you can see which conditions you generally must fulfil to be permitted to take Master’s level courses. Please acquaint yourself with the rules before you apply for permission since you must indicate in your application whether you fulfil the conditions or not. Read more here.

If you have previously studied at the program, or if you already do, then special rules may apply when you apply for admission.

You can see which rules may apply for you and what to do on the page: Studied in a Master's programme before?

Have you completed a Master's programme?

If you've already obtained a Master's degree, you can only be admitted to a new programme if there are vacant study places in the programme.

Learn more about the rule and the possibility to apply for exemption

Have you completed another type of study programme?

As long as you do not hold a Master's degree, you are free to apply for admission to a new programme.

  Study start

1. September 

Study location

Esbjerg

Language of instruction

English

Study places

107

Application deadlines

Study start 1. September:

  • 1. February for non-EU/EEA citizens
  • 1. March for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens and applicants holding a Danish residence permit 

Student Services Esbjerg University of Southern Denmark

  • Degnevej 14
  • Esbjerg Ø - DK-6705
  • Phone: +45 6550 1103

Last Updated 26.07.2021