International Programmes 2022/2023

Master of Science in International Health MSc International Health

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München • München

Degree
Master of Science in International Health (MSc International Health)
Teaching language
  • English
Languages

Courses are held in English only. Master's theses are also written in English only.

Programme duration
2 semesters
Beginning
Winter semester
Application deadline

The application period for the MSc is from 1 December until 31 March. For updates regarding deadlines, admission requirements and the application process, please check our website on a regular basis: https://www.cih.lmu.de

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
6,000
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
No
Joint degree / double degree programme
No
Description/content

The postgraduate Master’s programme in International Health (MSc IH) is conducted by the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine - Teaching and Training Unit (T&TU) and the CIH LMU Center for International Health.

The MSc programme focuses on health-related challenges in low- and middle-income settings. The interdisciplinary approach aims to provide students with knowledge in international and global health, covering global public health, infectious and non-communicable diseases, chronic diseases, health economy, and politics. Furthermore, students will be trained in research methods and skills in order to conduct research for their MSc theses.

With international participants and small groups, individual guidance will be provided. Lectures take place in the beautiful city of Munich.

During the advanced part of their studies, students may take part in modules across the globe and select from a wide range of modules offered by the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München or by the tropEd network.

The MSc IH may be combined with the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and International Health (DTMIH). Please visit our website for further information and contact us if you are interested in this option.

Course organisation
  • International health fundamentals (incl. Medical School, Policy & Politics, Health Problems & Responses)
  • Research methods
  • Research design
  • Management and communication skills
  • Six advanced modules (a duration of approx. one to two weeks each) according to the student's own interest
    The following nine modules are currently offered by the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (taking place in Munich and in low- and middle-income countries):
    • Academic Teacher Training for Health Professions
    • Applied Clinical Research
    • Mental Health in Low- and Middle-Income Settings
    • Current laboratory techniques in infectious diseases: Molecular detection and cloning of pathogens and parasitology
    • Introduction to Health Geographic Information System (GIS)
    • Public Health Systems – Challenges and Opportunities: The Case of Nepal
    • Vector Biology and Control in Ghana
    • Climate Change and Health: Initiating and leading transformational change
    • Project Management
  • Master's thesis and oral defence
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A Diploma supplement will be issued
Yes
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
  • Training in intercultural skills
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
  • International comparisons and thematic reference to the international context
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

The Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München currently offers two advanced modules abroad:

  • Public Health Systems – Challenges and Opportunities: The Case of Nepal
  • Vector Biology and Control in Ghana

Further advanced modules can be selected from a variety of modules worldwide that have been accredited by the tropEd Network, provided that sufficient ECTS credit points have been achieved.

Integrated internships

None

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Yes
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
No
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
6,000
Semester contribution

147 EUR per semester

Costs of living

Living costs (including accommodation and health insurance) in Munich range from 1,000 to 1,500 EUR per month.

Funding opportunities within the university
No
Academic admission requirements

Completed, first university degree of min. 240 ECTS credit points in a health-related science (usually equivalent to a full-time, four-year university degree programme with eight semesters). Applicants who have a qualifying, first degree of six semesters and 180 ECTS credit points may be admitted to the MSc programme if they meet additional requirements (i.e. additional courses and/or work experience). If this applies to you, please contact the MSc Programme Coordination for further information.

At least two years of relevant, full-time work experience in the health-sector. Relevant internships of longer duration can be considered (provided that they are equivalent to full-time employment).

Language requirements

English Language Proficiency: Level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Application deadline

The application period for the MSc is from 1 December until 31 March. For updates regarding deadlines, admission requirements and the application process, please check our website on a regular basis: https://www.cih.lmu.de

Submit application to

https://www.international-health.uni-muenchen.de/education/master_programs/msc_int_health/application-and-requirements/index.html

Possibility of finding part-time employment

The MSc is a one year, full-time programme. Therefore, there is no possibility of finding part-time employment.

Accommodation

The International Office helps visiting academics, PhD students, and postdocs who are travelling to Munich for a set period of time to find accommodation.

For further information, please visit the following link:

https://www.lmu.de/en/study/important-contacts/international-office/index.html

Rooms in shared flats are popular on the private market and reasonably priced at 400-600 EUR per month if located in central parts of Munich.

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Cultural and linguistic preparation
Support programmes for international students

Retreat week during the second week of October with cultural preparation

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

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