International Health focuses on poverty-related health problems and health systems in low and middle income societies. A broad range of issues are included in research and training , with specific emphasis on analysis of the most widespread and serious diseases, as well as regional and local differences in health conditions; on the relationship between health systems and society, international health programmes and their effects, as well as disaster management and prevention. In recent years it has become clear that studies on health policy, health management, health economics, the blend of public and private health services, as well as user perspectives, must be given priority as important prerequisites for health development.
A number of disciplines relate to International Health: medical anthropology, biomedicine, epidemiology, tropical medicine, parasitology, public health, clinical and nursing sciences, biology, entomology, nutrition, demography, health economics, political science, sociology, etc. Resource persons from other departments and from various Danish and international institutions, are involved in the teaching. Teaching and research related to International Health are based on longitudinal studies , intervention studies, international comparative studies, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
We have continuous enrolment, so if you wish to apply for the academic year 2010-2011 we recommend you apply as early as possible. Final deadline is in April 2010.
To apply to the Master of International Health, students must meet the following admission criteria:
- A Bachelors degree in a relevant field (e.g. health sciences, social sciences, etc.) or an equivalent qualification from a recognized higher education institution
- An applicant must submit certified copies of the degree certificates/diplomas and transcript of records. If the document is not in English, it must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
- A certified copy is a copy of the academic document with an original stamp from the higher education institution or any other recognized legal/public body. Only copies of academic documents bearing original stamps are accepted.
- At least two years of relevant work experience
This may be a paid or unpaid employment (regular employment, internship, volunteer work, practicum, job placement, etc) relevant to International Health.
- Proof of English proficiency
Applicants for whom English is not the first language must submit results of either the International English Language Testing System (IELTS/Academic) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable score for the IELTS is 6; the minimum acceptable score for the TOEFL is 550 on the paper test, 213 on the computerized test, or 79-80 on the internet-based test.
- Basic IT/computer Skills
The applicant must be able to use word processor, e-mail, use programmes such as PowerPoint, Excel, etc., save files in various formats (pdf, rtf, doc, etc.); download files, explore the internet, multi-task on the computer, and do research online.
- A draft thesis proposal
Applicants with other backgrounds may be considered on an individual basis.
Since all courses are followed by both students pursuing the Master of International Health degree and student just enrolled for that particular course, it is required that the students applying for intensive courses also live up to the criteria listed above, with exception of the draft thesis proposal.
Citizens of Danida Programme Countries
Some applicants for the Master of International Health programme from Danida supported health and water sector programmes may be sponsored by Danida (Danish International Development Agency) through the Danida Fellowship Programme according to current guidelines.
Please see Danida Fellowship Centre
Applicants must get information and apply through the relevant Danida chief adviser and programme officer at the Danish Embassy in their home country. Danida programme countries include at the moment: Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia.
Master of International Health student 2008-2009.
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Master of International Health
University of Copenhagen
Øster Farimagsgade 5, Bg. 9
DK-1353 Copenhagen K
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