Master's Programmes – University of Copenhagen

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Master's Programmes

The following Master's Programmes are based at the Department of Public Health

Master's Programme in Public Health Science

(Teaching in Danish)

This Masters's Programme in Public Health Science educates students to identify, analize, understand and prepare solutions for health challenges in Denmark and abroad.

During the three year's bachelor's programme and a two-year master's degree, the students learn about anatomy, the structure and organization of the Danish health care system, statistics and interview techniques.

It is an interfaculty programme meaning that elements from health-, social- an natural sciences are incorporated.

Teaching at the Master's programme in Public Health Science is mainly conducted by faculty from Department of Public Health through basic as well as advanced courses (taught in Danish and English) and supervision of written assignments and internships.

Read more about the structure of the programme, admission requirements etc. for Master's programme in Public Health Sciences (in Danish only).

Master’s Programme in Health Informatics

(Teaching in Danish)

The programme in Health Informatics is giving the students the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to be able to design, plan, implement and evaluate the development of new technological health solutions to the benefit of the population – nationally as well as internationally.

Health informatics is an interdisciplinary science and you will be working with design, development, adaptation and implementation of health centered IT solutions such as electronic patient records, telemedicine and apps for hospitals, municipalities and the patient’s home.

The Master’s Programme in Health and Informatics is a collaboration between Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and University of Copenhagen.

Read more about the Master’s Programme in Health and Informatics (in Danish only)

Master of Science in Global Health (MScGH)

Globally, there is a great inequality in health status and this inequality is a barrier to development. Better health provides economic development, quality of life and safety.

The MSc in Global Health is a research-based, cross-disciplinary Master of Science programme. The programme comprises, among others, the following disciplines: medical anthropology, biology and biomedicine, demography, epidemiology, medicine, nutrition, public and international health, economics, political and social science, and sociology.

Teaching and learning methods varies between lectures and classroom instruction, visits to field sites, case and project work carried out individually or together with other students. Students are encouraged to participate actively in class discussions.

As a graduate in Global Health your competences will enable you to work with the many interrelated determinants impacting human global health and disease - ranging on a scale from individual to society. This includes politics, policies, trade and economy, frameworks, socio-cultural issues, and climate change.

The programme is offered in English, and includes periods of field work and good opportunities for specialisation and studying abroad.

Read more about Master of Science in Global Health.

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