Public Health (or European Master of Public Health)

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What is the content of the course of studies?

The Master’s course deals with the determinants of health from a global and interdisciplinary perspective. This teaches scientific and practical professional skills to improve the health of populations or groups. In ten modules, health economics and health policy in German, European and international public health will be introduced, epidemiology, health promotion in the family, community and occupational setting, as well as public health ethics, food and environment.

Where can I find employment later on?
The degree course provides a science-based qualification for independent planning and execution of surveys and analysis and interpretation of health-related information and data, development, implementation and evaluation of measures to change behaviour and structural conditions for better health in individuals, groups and populations, management of projects and organisational units in administration or in the management of companies in health economics and health policy.
In what fields/subject areas can I work?

Typical professional fields of activity are the public health sector, health and safety at work, environmental and consumer protection, occupational and community health promotion, health monitoring and epidemiology, research and training for companies, government agencies, insurance companies, professional associations, organisations and institutions, as well as activities in health policy and international developmental cooperation.

What are the entry requirements?
  • Bachelor in Health Sciences, part of these fields or in related fields or after a completed degree with a minimum of 210 CP and one year of professional practice in the area of Public Health.
  • English (C1)

What costs will I incur as part of my studies?
€ 2,400 tuition fees per semester.


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Who offers this course?

HAW Hamburg

Type of study

University studies


Three semesters

Qualification on completion


Special features

The additional degree in European Master of Public Health can also be studied. HAW Hamburg has worldwide partner universities, where a stay abroad can be completed; an internship in another European country is mandatory for the EMPH.

State recognition