Master in Public Health (MSc)

General

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Program Description

An increasing number of children suffer from overweight and obesity. The average life expectancy for the Danish population is relatively low. Certain groups in our so-called equal oriented society have a relatively short and very disease tormented life. What are the underlying causes of these developments – and what can be done to prevent them? What can be done to improve health and well-being for all?

What will our future bring?


Can lifestyle diseases and a decreasing birth rate put an end to prosperity in European economy? Will global warming bring back malaria to the Nordic countries? And why does it seem that prevention campaigns have such a limited effect?

Presence, past, and future


These and many other questions are dealt with in the Public Health programme. A new, dynamic, complex and analytical branch of health sciences, where policy is connected with statistics and mathematics, behavioral sciences with physiology, anatomy, and ethnology, and where environmental health is as important as critical reflections.

The programme is built upon some of the major scientific cornerstones: biology, social science, medicine and a progressive international perspective.

Structure of the Programme

The Master of Science in Public Health programme consists of four semesters (two years). The Master’s programme is organized into 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 and health policy.

The second semester comprises two compulsory modules: Evaluation and Advanced Epidemiology. The remaining time will be devoted to modules belonging to a chosen specialization. Currently, four specializations are offered: Health Promotion, Global Health, Risk Research and Health Economics and Management.

On the third semester, students can choose from modules within the four specialization 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.

Entry requirements


Below you can read more about the entry requirements for the Master programme in Public Health

A bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences such as:

  • Public Health
  • Medicine
  • Biomechanics
  • Sports Science
  • Human Biology
  • Dentistry

A professional bachelor of Health Sciences such as:

  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Ergonomics
  • Nutrition
  • Midwife
  • Biomedical laboratory technician
  • Global Nutrition and Health

Training in Biostatistics and Epidemiology is an entry requirement.

Applicants must provide documentation of proficiency in English.

Last updated February 2018

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