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global public health, m.sc.

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your future in world healthcare

This postgraduate course in Global Public Health is designed to enable you as a graduate of international healthcare to meet modern, multidisciplinary requirements in a globalised, dynamic healthcare system. You will learn how knowledge in Global Public Health is managing and promoting health, in addition to preventing illness.The course focuses on public health in industrialised as well as in developing areas of the world, as you will explore major global health problems and their relation to culture, politics, human rights and ethical values.

fact sheet global public health

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)*

Duration: 3 semesters (1.5 years)

ECTS points: 90

Start: October (winter semester)

Location: Pfarrkirchen

Taught in: English

Application period: 15.04. - 15.06.

Suitable applicants:

  • Students from a variety of different backgrounds in medicine, health policy and academic health research interested in studying public health, international development, Epidemiology and Global Public Health Concepts
  • Healthcare professionals and other practitioners who want to broaden their knowledge of how to reach the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and who want to improve health globally

Admission requirements:

  • General German university entrance qualification, or please check your eligibilty at the DAAD if you own an international qualification
  • Language requirements
  • Completion of an undergraduate study programme at an university in Germany or abroad which encompasses 210 ECTS or at least 180 ECTS credits in the fields of health, medicine, natural science or any other degree related to health. If you only have 180 ECTS, you can obtain the missing 30 ECTS by taking relevant university modules from the range of courses offered by the Deggendorf Institute of Technology.
  • A successfully completed assessment test

Application procedure:

Tuition fees:

Enquiries: welcome@th-deg.deprospective student advisors



* Degree Master of Arts or Master of Science (from WS 2023/24) subject to positive accreditation decision by the end of SoSe 2023.

career prospects

After successfully completing this postgraduate degree, expect to build your career in sectors including:

  • Governments
  • NGO’s
  • Consultancies
  • International organisations (e.g. UNDP, UNFPA, WHO)
  • Healthcare management
  • Health promotion
  • Human resource management
  • Administration
  • Marketing and controlling
  • Occupational healthcare

subject overview

Overview of the courses (From the Study and Examination Regulations), Weekly Semester Hours (SWS) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) for the Master's degree in Global Public Health.

1st semester SWS   ECTS
Essentials of Global Public Health 4
Digital Health  4 5
Sustainable Health Economy 4 5
Electives 4 5
Electives 4 5
Electives 4 5
2nd semester SWS ECTS
Global Puclic Health Law and Ethics 4
Epidemiology and Health Data Analytics 4 5
Universal Health Coverage 4 5
Electives 4 5
Electives 4 5
Electives 4 5
3rd semester SWS ECTS
Research methods and writing skills 4 5
Master thesis 4 25