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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 - the degree 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
  • Ergonomics
  • 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.

A bridging course may be required

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.

Find the course description here

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 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 on the time of application.

A) 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

B) Minimum 1 course (of minimum 3 ECTS) in quantitative analysis (Biostatistics, Statistics, Mathematics, etc.)
C) Minimum 1 course (of minimum 3 ECTS) in epidemiology
D) Minimum 1 course (of minimum 3 ECTS) in qualitative methods
E) Minimum 1 course (of minimum 3 ECTS) in general research methods/theory of science
F) Minimum 1 course (of minimum 3 ECTS) in health promotion/health education/behavioural sciences
G) Minimum 1 course (of minimum 3 ECTS) in social sciences/economics
H) Minimum 1 course (of minimum 3 ECTS) in biology/physiology/medicine
I) Minimum grade of 10/B in statistics or similar course (of minimum 3 ECTS).
J) Minimum 1 course (of minimum 3 ECTS) taken in another country than the qualifying degree (study abroad)

Application deadlines

The application deadlines for study start September 1st are:

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


Apply by March 1st for study start in September

Go to the application portal