Therapeutic Sciences, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
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  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


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Why study the Therapeutic Sciences?

  • Demographic changes, the increase in chronic diseases and developments in healthcare are pressing challenges which require effective and scientifically substantiated therapies.
  • At the end of the 1990s, the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences became the first university in Germany to initiate steps towards the professionalisation and academisation of occupations in the field of therapy, thus assuming a responsibility for qualitative patient care.
  • Through to this day, not only is the Fresenius University performing a pioneering role in Germany in providing academic qualifications for the non-medical healing professions, but it has also brought about changes in the healthcare sector.
  • With the introduction of the Master’s study course in Therapeutic Sciences in 2008, the Fresenius University systematically took a further step in this direction. It enables graduates of the course to remain competitive at international level as well, for the academic education of therapists has long been standard in European countries and internationally.

Programme Structure

Lectures, seminars, group work and practical research projects will equip you with sound knowledge of the themes and methods pertaining to the therapeutic sciences. You will learn how to systematically work with literature, formulate research topics and draft study designs. You will develop the corresponding tasks and fill them with practical content relevant to your specialised discipline.

As a result, you will broaden your knowledge and extend your capabilities not only on an interdisciplinary basis, but at the same time in a manner tailored to your own individual interests and the main subject areas of your occupational field. The examination of current developments in health economics, health policy and career politics will open up new perspectives for you that will enable you to react adequately to changing circumstances in the healthcare sector (demographic changes, scarcity of resources).

The first semester is spent teaching theory and methods.

  • Scientific theory
  • Health sciences
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods

In the second semester, alongside the teaching of theory, the acquired knowledge is applied in practice. You learn the basic principles of

  • economics,
  • management
  • and communication in the healthcare sector.

You will work on a joint, cross-discipline research project together with students from other fields of therapy. The results of the project are then presented to a large professional audience during a student symposium. Counselled and guided by experts, the students are responsible for realising every single phase of the project, from identifying a research topic to planning what data is to be collated and then evaluating that data, through to organising the event and presenting the research results, and culminating in their publication.

In consultation with the students, a visit is organised to a congress related to the special fields concerned as part of an excursion.

The third semester is devoted to specialised studies in two of three optional subjects. Parallel to this, students work on their own research project that is intended to serve as a preliminary study for the Master’s thesis.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
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Academic Requirements

Entrance requirements

  • The prerequisite for attending our Master’s study courses is usually the successful completion of a vocational Bachelor course in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Therapy, or a comparable degree with 240 ECTS.

  • Note: Applicants with a degree with 180 ECTS can acquire 60 ECTS by taking a pre-Master’s course. Please contact us so that we can personally discuss your case in depth.
  • Practical work experience prior to beginning of the study course is not compulsory.

Tuition Fee Per Module

  • EUR 385 International
  • EUR 385 EU/EEA
*385 Euro / Month 


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