Public Health

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Master On Campus
18 months
7200 EUR/year
7200 EUR/year
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Public Health as a growing-up field nationally and internationally demands well trained health professionals. At the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences  we offer a master degree in Public Health. 


The Master of Public Health aims to equip participants with scientific and practical skills to independently conduct research that brings about policy changes and positively affects the health of populations. Its key concept is to preserve and enhance the health, well-being and life expectancy of human populations by integrating scientific knowledge, practical skills and data research analysis to advance public health.

Graduates with professional experience seeking in depth knowledge and skills of research for evidence based practice and policy making in the complex field of public health.

The course in the Public Health Programme at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences  comprises of ten modules which focus on the determinants of health and major health problems in a global and interdisciplinary perspective and will provide students with knowledge in conceptualization, planning, implementation and evaluation of public health interventions, study designs and research methods. 

Students are able to gain a comprehensive understanding in the ethics and in current developments of public health. The programme culminates in the writing of the master thesis. The aim is to formulate and analyse a problem, using a suitable study design and study methods; concepts and methods learned during the programme will be applied.

Programme Structure

Modules include: 

  • Global, European and German Public Health
  • Health Promotion and Prevention
  • Epidemiology and Study Designs
  • Infectious and Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology
  • Nutrition, Health Behavior and Lifestyle
  • Ethics and Scientific Methodology in Public Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must possess a first degree either in health sciences/ public health or a similar degree relevant to health sciences, such as, for example, medicine, social sciences, nursing or a degree in a health care profession or a degree in a discipline that is closely related to health sciences such as, for example, economics with a minimum of 210 ECTS
  • Diploma Supplement/Transcript of Records
  • Proof of one year of professional experience in public health or qualified scientific work with convincing substantial and methodological relevance to health sciences / public health (attestation of employer)
  • Internationally recognized certificate of English language knowledge (CEFR Level C1)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7200 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7200 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.


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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Public Health
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences


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