24 months
176 USD/year
176 USD/year
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The mission of the Community and Public Health program at Birzeit University is to contribute to health improvements and system building by upgrading and strengthening the conceptual, methodological and practical capacity of Palestinian health professionals and improving public health practice.


The Community and Public Health program at Birzeit University admits students from a range of disciplines, with physicians, dentists, veterinarians, nurses and midwives studying side by side with other health professionals, nutritionists, engineers, economists, school teachers, and students who have science and social science Bachelor’s degrees. 

This ensures that team work and inter-sectoral collaboration is instilled in students early on, and as part of the teaching process. This is also compatible with the principle that public health must be practiced inside and outside health services, including in school, community and the wider society.


  • Enable students to approach health-related problems with an appreciation of the broad determinants of health, including the social, political, and economic determinants in addition to the biomedical ones.
  • Provide students with a foundation of concepts necessary for rational, efficient, effective, and ethical practice of public health, which is relevant to the needs and aspirations of the Palestinian community.
  • Equip students with the analytical and technical skills necessary for identification of health-related problems, design of appropriate interventions, monitoring, and evaluation of practices.
  • Enable students to approach health conditions and services with the notion of inter-sectoral cooperation as an essential component of system-building.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classical Epidemiology
  • Communication and Training Skills
  • Social Epidemiology
  • Health Planning and Management
  • Research Methods and Data Collection
  • Health Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, Arabic


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor degree from an accredited university with a minimum “good” standing.
  • A Bachelor specialty in general medicine, dentistry, nursing, one of the medical professions, or other specialties related to public health (such as nutrition, statistics, engineering, environment, management, economics, education, sociology, or psychology).
  • Passing ICPH's English proficiency examination.
  • Work experience in a field related to public health is preferred.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 176 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 176 USD per year during 24 months.
  • 125 JD


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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