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Public Health (MPH/EMPH)

Degree Qualification Master of Public Health (MPH) / European Master of Public Health (EMPH)
Faculty/Department Life Sciences/Gesundheitswissenschaften
Semester 3
Application period December 1st - March 31th for the following winter semester / June 1st - September 30th for the following summer semester
Language English
Fees Semester contribution 321.10 €, MPH: total 7.200 € / EMPH: total 7.700 €
Form of studying Fulltime or parttime
Location Campus Bergedorf, Ulmenliet 20, 21033 Hamburg

Public Health as a growing-up field nationally and internationally demands well trained health professionals.
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.

Antwort auf/zuklappen Why study Public Health at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences?

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.

Programme participants will be trained for positions in:

  • International health organizations and NGOs
  • Health promotion organizations
  • Health management in hospitals and public administration
  • Health research and surveillance institutions
  • Health insurances and pharmaceuticals  
Antwort auf/zuklappen Target Group

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. Programme participants will be trained for positions in:

  • International health organizations and NGOs
  • Health promotion organizations
  • Health management in hospitals and public administration
  • Health research and surveillance institutions
  • Health insurances and pharmaceuticals.
Antwort auf/zuklappen Content

The course 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.

For students willing to gain practical experience in European public health organisations and to prepare themselves for the European job market a supplementary certificate ‘European Master of Public Health’ (EMPH) is offered. 

Further information www.haw-hamburg.de/fakultaeten-und-departments/ls/studiengaenge/master-studiengaenge/mph.html

Antwort auf/zuklappen Entry 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 at least 2,5 in German equivalent marks and a minimum of 210 ECTS
  • Transcripts or Diploma Supplement
  • 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)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation (personal statement of understanding of public health and commitment to pursuing a career in public health. Statement should explain the relevance of education and/or experience to pursue a career in public health)
  • Internationally recognized certificate of English language knowledge (CEFR Level C1), such as TOEFL (min. 110/ 270/637), IELTS (min. 6,5), CAE (min. C) etc.
  • Letter of recommendation from a university professor from the first degree programme (optional)
Antwort auf/zuklappen Application

December 1st - March 31th for the following winter semester starting in September,
June 1st - September 30th for the following summer semester starting in March.
Online application portal on the university website: www.haw-hamburg.de/studium/master-studieren/bewerbung.html

Antwort auf/zuklappen Contact

Application and admission
HAW Master Admissions Office
Stiftstrasse 69, 20099 Hamburg (Campus Berliner Tor)
Tel.: + 49.40.428 75-9898
master-application(@)haw-hamburg.de
Open office hours: http://www.haw-hamburg.de/studium/master/kontakt.html

Contents of the degree programme
MPH Coordination Team
Dipl. Ges.wirtin Wiebke Bendt/ Dipl. Ges.wirt. Gunnar Paetzelt
Department of Health Sciences
Ulmenliet 20, 21033 Hamburg
T +49.40.428 75-6319
MPH_info(@)haw-hamburg.de

General questions about degree programmes
General Student Advisory Team
Stiftstrasse 69, 20099 Hamburg (Campus Berliner Tor)
Tel.: + 49.40.428 75-9110
studienberatung(@)haw-hamburg.de 
Office hours: Mon - Tue 11am - 1pm, Thur 2pm - 5pm
Telephone advisory service: Mon - Tue 10am - 11am, Thur 1pm - 2p

Studying being handicapped/suffering from a chronic disease
Meike Butenob
Alexanderstrasse 1, 20099 Hamburg, Room 4.10
Tel. +49.40.428 75-7220
meike.butenob(@)haw-hamburg.de
Counselling hours www.haw-hamburg.de/inklusion

Letzte Änderung: 25.03.17

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