International Health (MScIH) at University of Heidelberg

University of Heidelberg
Masters (MScIH)

1 year, up to 5 years
Full time/Part-time

Course description:

The Master of Science in International Health (MScIH) focuses on poverty-related health problems in low and middle income countries. The programme aims to provide students with a solid foundation in international public health principles and to equip them with the knowledge and competencies necessary to run and initiate sustainable programmes for disease control, health promotion, and health services development across a wide range of populations and countries.

It is a modular programme that can be completed within one year of full-time study or up to five years of part-time study. Both full-time and part-time participants have to complete the same course components: introductory core course (20 ECTS), specialised advanced modules (20 ECTS), thesis/exam (20 ECTS).

School Department:

 Institute of Public Health at University of Heidelberg

Entry Requirements:

For admission to the Master of Science in International Health applicants should:

• hold a four-year Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification in a relevant field (medical degrees and others).
• have at least two years of relevant work experience, including public health experience in low- and middle-income settings
• meet the English language entry requirements and provide proof of their level of English language proficiency: TOEFL (580 paper-based; 237 computer-based; 92-93 internet-based) or IELTS (6.5 overall band score)


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