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Public Health, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #143 (WUR) Barcelona, Spain
This Master in Public Health at Pompeu Fabra University aims to constitute an international programme of excellence in the training of public healthcare professionals and thus to contribute to improving the health of the population.
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The primary objective of the Master in Public Health at Pompeu Fabra University is to enable students to understand health and disease processes and their determinants from the point of view of the population and to address health issues by means of collective interventions to promote, protect and restore health.

Who is it for?

The Master in Public Health at Pompeu Fabra University is aimed at professionals and holders of a university degree or diploma:

  • life sciences (medicine, nursing, biology, veterinary medicine, etc.)
  • environmental sciences
  • statistics
  • economics
  • sociology
  • chemistry or pharmacy

- seeking to obtain the necessary knowledge and training to work in any area of public health.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:
  • Organization of public health
  • Health policies
  • Health and society
  • Health protection
  • Health promotion
  • Commmunication and ethics
  • Statistics 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Spanish
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Official undergraduate degree/diploma 
  • Academic transcript of the accredited official training in accordance with UPF's regulations governing the assessment of academic transcripts weighted according to the average grade at the university of origin. Degrees in any academic field of study will be accepted. 
  • Curriculum Vitae in Spanish, Catalan or English.
  • A letter of motivation in Spanish, English or Catalan (600 to 800 words). 
  • Proof of English language (level B2)
  • Proof of Spanish language (level B2) (for those whose language is not Spanish)
  • Two letters of recommendation (one of which must be academic). 
  • Identity Card or Passport. 
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      5750 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5750 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      3302 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 3302 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Barcelona

    • 770 - 1360 EUR/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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