Master-Distance Learning Public Health

Study by your own rules
60 or 120 ECTS German
Distance Learning

Start your master's programme in Public Health today

Nowadays, we often face unexpected major challenges such as crises, pandemics or natural disasters. They call for innovative solutions that provide holistic medical care for our society and can be accessed at short notice. The public health master's programme critically examines current and past emergencies and incorporates the latest scientific findings into its teachings. 

In the online study programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU), you will develop strategies to improve the health care system – on a national and international level. Global digitisation in healthcare will also be part of your studies. You can study Public Health as a 60 ECTS or 120 ECTS programme. If you have a relevant bachelor’s degree, you can even start immediately in the 120 ECTS programme.

Overview Your degree summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Master of Science (MSc) 60 or 120 ECTS
    German
    Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
  • Application & starting date
    Start immediately or anytime
    Online application, no application deadlines
  • Study duration & extension
    12-48 months, depending on model
    Extension possible free of charge
  • Locations
    Study programme independent of time & place
    No mandatory attendance
    Innovative study tools available on online-campus & in the IU Learn App
    Exams online or at nearest examination centre
  • Study fees
    Starting at 306€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
  • Recognition & Approval
    The IU International University of applied sciences is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
Free trial? Let’s go! You can try out your study programme for four weeks – no commitment. The fees for this period only apply if you decide to continue your studies with us.

Simply register online for your desired programme.
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Study Programs

Your online study programmes in Public Health

You can study public health as a 60 ECTS or 120 ECTS programme. 

Your admission requirements for the 60 ECTS programme

  • Completed undergraduate degree 
  • With 240 or 210 ECTS from the first degree: Direct access possible with proof of at least one year of qualified professional experience when starting the study programme 
  • With 180 ECTS from the first degree: Attendance of courses amounting to 30 ECTS AND proof of at least one year of qualified professional experience OR proof of at least two years of qualified professional experience when starting the study programme 
  • Proof of your knowledge of German 

Your advantage: Complete your master's degree in no time, building on your professional experience. 

Your admission requirements for the 120 ECTS programme: 

  • Completed undergraduate degree in health or nursing sciences, human biology, human medicine or pharmacy 
  • With a first degree in statistics, biostatistics, sociology or related social sciences, political science or economics, admission is possible under the following conditions: 
  • Proof of two completed courses with a focus on "Medical Basics" (a total of 10 ECTS) 
  • Alternative access by taking the courses: "Medicine for Non-Medics I" (if only one course is missing) and additionally "Medicine for Non-Medics II" (if two courses are missing) 
  • Proof of your knowledge of German 

Your advantage: Invest a little more time and gain deeper knowledge, building on your bachelor's programme. 

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Any questions?

Do you need help with your decision? Your personal study advisor is happy to help you!

100% Flexible

At IU you study at your own pace

100% your way

Take your IU study programme with you – no matter whether you’re on your way to work or traveling the world. You even get to choose whether you want to take your exams online or on site.

Innovative

The online campus and our study app IU Learn are innovative smart tools for every learning style. You study according to your individual needs.

Specialised
Your electives allow you to focus on those areas that best fit your goals. You prepare for the career you want with the subjects you care about.

Free trial? Let’s go! You can try out your study programme for four weeks – no commitment. The fees for this period only apply if you decide to continue your studies with us.

Simply register online for your desired programme.
Apply now
Advantages

Your advantages in IU Distance Learning

Your degree brings with it many career advantages, such as the chance of a salary increase, more attractive tasks or career advancement. In addition, you will develop personally! We make sure that you can integrate your studies as flexibly as possible into your daily work and family life.
Connect & interact
Innovative tools connect you with your community of students and tutors.
Professional development
This study programme is ideal for your professional development.
Practice-oriented
In practice-oriented projects, you get to apply your knowledge directly.

Your specialisation options in the master’s programme Public Health

Your master's programme in Public Health is as practice-oriented as possible: in the 60 ECTS programme, you  choose one of nine elective modules, such as work and health, health communication or nutrition and global health. In the 120 ECTS programme, you choose two out of 13 elective modules in order to best prepare for your career. Your options include digitisation in medicine and nursing, management and leadership and health policy and management.

Free trial? Let’s go! You can try out your study programme for four weeks – no commitment. The fees for this period only apply if you decide to continue your studies with us.

Simply register online for your desired programme.
Apply now
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Careers

Your professional future

Programme manager of the Federal Ministry

In your position as programme manager of the federal ministry, you will use the knowledge you have gained to provide specialist and strategic advice on current and relevant health issues. You will improve internal processes and build an international network of politicians and interdisciplinary professionals  – always in close cooperation with your team. 

Find out more about our 120 ECTS programme

Why IU is the best choice
  • Personalised & flexible

    You get to study whenever, however and wherever you want – thanks to our digital campus, flexible full- and part-time models and exams you can sit online at any time. You even decide when to start your studies! 

  • State-approved & award-winning

    Our study programmes are state-approved and multi-award-winning. That makes us and our students happy – according to Fernstudiencheck.de, they are 96% likely to recommend us. 

  • Here for you – personally

    Get the support you need: via our online campus, you can participate in live sessions, chat with fellow students or benefit from our study and career coaching. 

  • Practically oriented

    Thanks to our wide selection of practically oriented specialisations, you can create your own profile and develop skills for the career you’re dreaming of.