Master Public Health (M.Sc.)

Study Public Health in a multi- and interdisciplinary way and make the practice of promoting health and preventing disease your life's work. With your Master of Science in Public Health.

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Language : German

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Would you like to face global challenges and develop international strategies to improve the health of the population? Would you like to think your way around international health systems and are you able to adapt to the various changes in this system and act accordingly? Then your career in the global healthcare market is just waiting for you. The Master's degree in Public Health at IU International University of Applied Sciences provides you with a wide range of practice-oriented content and focuses particularly on an international perspective.   

In the elective area, you can choose between work and health, digitalisation in medicine and care or health communication. You can also choose modules such as Gender, Participation and Health, Innovation in Pharma and Medical Technology or, especially in the 120 ECTS programme, Health Policy and Management, Leadership and Intercultural Management or Recruitment and Retention in Medicine and Nursing. Your module contents are as diverse as your choices, so you can follow the path of your Public Health Master's degree in the way that suits you best. 

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Why you should study at IU

By studying at IU International University, you can expect up to 20% more salary in your future career.
The job market is constantly changing - studying with us gives you the perfect preparation for the business world.
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With your Master of Public Health, your career will be secured and many doors on the international market will open to you. You will be able to master challenges in the field of global health and to analyse and evaluate the population-related health situation on the basis of theoretical foundations of the public health disciplines, including epidemiology, health policy, social medicine and health economics. The need for public health experts is extremely high, both in Germany and internationally, due to the increased importance of prevention and health promotion in recent years. For example, you may become: 

Programme manager in an advisory capacity for a Federal Ministry (m/f/d)

As head of a programme such as Global Health, you will take on tasks in an advisory capacity, such as providing technical and strategic advice to a Federal Ministry, taking care of personnel management and leading a project team, or building up an international network.

Senior Associate in the healthcare field (m/f/d)

As a Senior Associate in the healthcare sector at a consulting firm, you will be responsible for project management, technical consulting, team leadership and management, building a network, implementing strategies and projects and documenting the results for clients. 

Employee in a health department (m/f/d)

As an employee of a health department, you will plan and hold lectures and training sessions at day-care centres, companies and schools, you will advise health supervisors and will be an expert in public relations. Other areas where your expertise is in demand are hospital and community hygiene, and you will also take care of health protection measures in the area of infection control and environmental safety or disaster control. 

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For maximum flexibility and maximum success - study 100% online 

  • Ideal for graduating with maximum flexibility: study when, where and how you want.  
  • 100% online study - no compulsory attendance and optionally full or part-time 
  • Take exams online or locally if you wish    
  • Maximum support from tutors, professors and study coaches 

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