M.Sc. Public Health

University of Debrecen | Debrecen , Hungary
The aim of the MSc course in Public Health is to train specialists who are capable of monitoring public health problems and planning, implementing and eval The aim of the MSc course in Public Health is to train specialists who are capable of monitoring public health problems, and planning, implementing and evaluating interventions to solve them.uating interventions to solve them.
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The aim of the MSc course in Public Health is to train specialists who are capable of monitoring public health problems, and planning, implementing and evaluating interventions to solve them.

The objective of the MSc course in Public Health is to equip those who have completed their studies with knowledge and skills for

  • - monitoring the health status of population;
  • - analysing the factors influencing the health status of populations;
  • - exploring and prioritising health needs and demands;
  • - drafting local, regional and national health policy aimed at solving public health problems;
  • - planning and organising services to promote health, prevent and treat diseases based on the needs of the target population;
  • - implementing and managing health-promoting and disease-preventing interventions, and finally
  • - analysing and evaluating the effectiveness of those services and interventions. Specialists who have completed their studies will have thorough knowledge in epidemiology, health promotion, health care management, and health care policy.
Qualification: Master of Science (MSc) in Public Health
Course length: 3 semesters
Credits: 90 credits for master graduates, 120 credits for bachelor graduates

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • USD 12000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • USD 12000 Year (EEA)

The duration of the program is 18 months. The full tuition fee is 12 000 USD (including student's handbooks, use of library and IT facilities). 8 000 USD is to be paid after receiving the Letter of Acceptance + 4000 USD has to be paid before the third semester begins.

Start date , December 2016
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 18 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Basic subjects

Biostatistics and Epidemiology (15 credits)

  • - Modern Statistical Methods
  • - Epidemiological Surveys and Statistical Analysis in Public Health Practice
  • - Clinical Epidemiology
Health Policy and Health Systems (15 credits)
  • - Operation and Management of Health Systems
  • - Public Health Surveillance in the European Union
  • - Health Economics
Health Promotion (9 credits)
  • - Health Promotion Programmes and Practice
  • - Methods and Practice of Building Professional and Public Relations
Professional subjects

Environmental Health and Epidemiology (15 credits)

  • - Environmental Risk Assessment, Management and Communication
  • - Occupational Health
  • - Radiation Health
  • - Environmental Protection
Public Health Problems of the Disadvantaged (5 credits)
Specialized professional subjects
Public Health Nutrition (5 credits)
Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases (5 credits)
  • - Epidemiology of Non-communicable Diseases (6 credits) t Epidemiology of Diseases with the Highest Public Health Importance
  • - Genetic Epidemiology
  • - Project Planning and Management
Elective subjects (3 credits)
Thesis work (12 credits)

English Language Requirements


Entry requirements: university or college degree (MD, MSc, MA, BSc, BA or equivalent)

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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University of Debrecen, Hungary

Hungary With a student body of about 30 thousand the University of Debrecen is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Hungary today. The cooperation of fourteen faculties ensures the multidisciplinary background guaranteeing the University a leading role as a research and education institution, the intellectual center of Eastern Hungary. In 2007 our institution was the first to receive the highest degree of the Higher Education Qualification Price awarded to the most reputable Hungarian higher education institutions.

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