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Structure of the Programme

The Master of Science in Public Health programme consists of four semesters (two years). The Master’s programme is organised in quarters. The quarters consist of four annual teaching periods of each eight weeks that end with an exam period in continuation of a teaching period.

The first semester is comprised of a general introduction to public health theories, tools and methods, including modules on biostatistics, health policy and ethics.

The second semester comprises two compulsory modules:  Effect Evaluation - Theory and Practice and Advanced Epidemiology. The remaining time will be devoted to modules belonging to a chosen specialisation. Currently five specialisations are offered: Health Promotion, Global Health, Risk Research, Health Economics and Management and Intervention and Evaluation.

On the third semester students can choose from modules within the five specialisation tracks as well as other electives. The third semester also offers the possibility of an internship or studies abroad.

The fourth semester is devoted to the work on the Master’s Thesis, which can be carried out individually or by two students together. In addition to the formal teacher supervision, the students are offered master seminars giving them the possibilities to discuss the exposition, research design, methods and empirical investigation.

2nd year

4th semester

Master’s thesis within a topic of the chosen specialisation

3rd semester

Elective modules within Health Promotion, Global Health, Risk Research, Health Economics and Management, Research Methods etc. Student internship or studies abroad

1st year

2nd semester

Effect Evaluation - Theory and Practice,
Advanced Epidemiology

Health Promotion Specialisation:
Health Promotion Planning
Health Communication

Global Health Specialisation:
The State of Global Health
Harmonisation, Sovereignty, Diversity and Global Health

Health Economics and Management Specialisation:
Change and Knowledge Management,
The Economics of Prevention in Health

Risk Research Specialisation:
Risk Theory, Assessment and Governance, Health and Safety Management

Intervention and Evaluation:
Systematic Development of Interventions and Implementation and Process Evaluation of Interventions


Public Health in the 21st Century,
Public Health Policy and Administration        

Applied Biostatistics
Public Health Ethics
Health Measurement Scales

Last Updated 24.02.2020