When Global Health is your Passion

Build your Career at the Forefront of International Healthcare

Global Public Health, M.A.

Joint Degree Programme at the Faculty European Campus Rottal-Inn





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Your Future in World Healthcare

This postgraduate joint degree programme in Global Public Health is designed to enable you as a graduate of international healthcare to meet modern, multidisciplinary requirements in a globalised, dynamic healthcare system. You will learn how knowledge in Global Public Health is managing and promoting health in addition to preventing illness. The course focuses on public health in industrialized as well as in developing areas of the world, as you will explore major global health problems and their relation to culture, politics, human rights and ethical values.

2 universities - 1 unique degree

You will study at two universities for one unique degree at the forefront of European university integration, organised by our international campus, the European Campus Rottal-Inn together with the Savonia University of Applied Sciences in Finland. Gain direct access to the faculties of two different universities and benefit from the many advantages of studying equally at two top institutions; such as a larger selection of research topics, doubled access to potential employers, and the opportunity to develop your intercultural and language skills.

Topics learnt on campus are explored in more depth during the winter school at the European Campus in charming Lower Bavaria close to the Austrian border, and during the Summer School in Kuopio, Finland where you are surrounded by a wonderful lake area.

On graduation, top students will have gained the theoretical foundation to enable future doctorate studies or work in scientific fields.

Fact Sheet Global Public Health

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.) awarded together with the Savonia University of Applied Science in Finland

Course specialities: Joint Degree Programme in cooperation between the Deggendorf Institute of Technology and the Savonia University of Applied Science in Finland

Duration: 3 semesters (1.5 years)

Start: October (winter semester)

Location: Online European Campus Rottal-Inn, Pfarrkirchen and online Savonia University of Applied Science. Classes during the semester are taught online, whereas the summer school and winter school are on location.

Course language: English

Suitable applicants:

  • Students from a variety of different backgrounds in medicine, health policy and academic health research interested in studying public health, international development, law and ethics, nursing and statistics
  • Healthcare professionals and other practitioners who want to broaden their knowledge of how to reach the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and who want to improve health globally

Admission requirements:

  • Completion of an undergraduate study programme at a university in Germany or abroad which encompasses at least 180 ECTS credits in the fields of health, medicine, medical computer science or any other degree related to health
  • Minimum 2 years work experience, part time work can be credited
  • No study visa for non-EU students necessary
  • A successfully completed assessment test
    • Application for the assessement test
    • 1st test date: 26 May 2021 04:00 am– 06:00 pm CEST (application via Primuss by 16 May 2021)
    • 2nd test date: 23 June 2021 04:00 am – 06:00 pm CEST (application via Primuss by 15 June 2021)
      No further test dates are offered for the start of studies on 1 October 2021.

Application procedure:

Fees: No tuition fees, only €62 student services fee per semester

Enquiries: welcome@th-deg.dewww.th-deg.de/en/advice

Career Prospects

After successfully completing this postgraduate degree, expect to build your career in sectors including:

  • Governments
  • NGO’s
  • Consultancies
  • International organisations (e.g. UNDP, UNFPA, WHO)
  • Healthcare management
  • Health promotion
  • Human resource management
  • Administration
  • Marketing and controlling
  • Occupational healthcare

Subject Overview

Overview of the courses (From the Study and Examination Regulations), Weekly Semester Hours (SWS) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) for the Master's degree in Global Public Health.

1. Semester SWS   ECTS Responsible university
Essentials of Global Public Health 4 Savonia
Digital Health  4 5 DIT, Savonia
Sustainable Health Economy 4 5 Savonia
Electives 4 5  
Electives 4 5  
Electives 4 5  
2. Semester SWS ECTS  
Global Puclic Health Law and Ethics 4 DIT
Epidemiology and Health Data Analytics 4 5 DIT
Universal Health Coverage 4 5 DIT, Savonia
Electives 4 5  
Electives 4 5  
Electives 4 5  
3. Semester SWS ECTS  
Research methods and writing skills 4 5  
Master thesis 4 25