Health and Society: Gender and Diversity Studies

The Master Programme Health and Society: Gender and Diversity Studies is an international Public Health Programme with an emphasis on Gender and Diversity.

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12 months

Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Location Berlin, Germany‘s capital, is one of the most interesting and unique cities in Europe, and attracts international students in search of a fascinating history and the opportunity to encounter different lifestyles here. There are three university campuses and a huge variety of excellent public health institutions. The combination of its international flair, with people from all over the world and lots of cultural facilities, large areas suited to outdoor relaxation, including an abundance of forests and lakes and more bridges than Venice, suits everybody. In addition, one of the best transport systems in Europe allows you to take advantage of all of these opportunities.
Course focus Study Focus
The Master Programme Health and Society: Gender and Diversity Studies is an international Public Health Programme with an emphasis on Gender and Diversity.Content
The following aspects are emphasised by applying the gender/diversity perspective throughout the Master’s curriculum:

Country-specific conditions that lead to good or poor health; variations in national and international strategies to adequately address global health; health promotion and disease prevention strategies and their modes of implementation on the national level; the basic elements and prerequisites of well-functioning health systems and health services delivery; mechanisms to introduce essential steering elements and financing mechanisms, as well as evaluation and quality assurance. The programme is primarily research-oriented.

Graduates’ potential employment fields include research/academics, project development and management, development work in nation- al or international organisations and NGOs, as well as health system consulting and management.

The Master’s programme consists of 10 modules

Core Modules
Module 1 Basic Principles of Public Health
Module 2 Gender and Diversity in the Context of Public Health
Module 3 Epidemiology
Module 4 Biostatistics

Advanced Level Modules
Module 5 Public Health Research Methods
Module 6 Health and Society
Module 7 Sexual and Reproductive Health
Module 8 Health Systems and Health Service Delivery

Master’s Examination Modules
Module 9 Project Work
Module 10 Master’s Thesis

Student investment time is divided up into approximately one third for input lectures and two-thirds self-study. On-campus attendance of eight months is required.

The curriculum is competency-based according to European Public Health guidelines. The group stays together from beginning to end, which enhances cultural competence among members. Modules from other programmes can be studied. Access to the Charité databank and other facilities (e.g., sports) from the four universities is provided for.Quality Assurance
There is constant evaluation of lectures by the students, as well as an alumni follow-up. The Master’s programme has been accredited by ZeVA.

Bologna and EUPHA guidelines form the basis on which the pro- gramme is built and assessed.

Target group All students with an academic background in a public health-related field are welcome: social sciences, humanities, medical field, natural sciences, with a working experience of minimum 2 years in the health area.
Course language English
Entry requirements
  • A four-year Bachelor degree (minimum 240 ECTS) from a field relevant to public health
  • Authenticated/certified copy of high school certificate
  • Authenticated/certified copy of university degree (minimum under- graduate/Bachelor´s degree equivalent to 4 years of full-time study/240 ECTS)
  • Proof of English Proficiency (not necessary for English native speakers; English was language of instruction at university AND is official language of the country; other- wise TOEFL 94p, IELTS Band 7.0)
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional work experience
Degree Awarded Master of Science in Public Health; 60 ECTS
Course Begins Winter term: beginning of October
Course Duration 1 year (2 semesters)
Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme German classes begin at to the start of the programme and will be offered for three months
Remarks Tuition
Total Tuition: 7,700 Euros
plus 500 Euros for enrolment and public transport ticket Scholarships are awarded on a highly competitive basis (the DAAD does not award more than three scholarships).
Please note that applicants for DAAD scholarships are required to submit the official DAAD application form ( deutschland/en/2.7.3.html) to a German embassy and/or DAAD office abroad by 31st July or October 15th together with the application form of the Master Programme itself of the year prior to the start of the Master programme.
Berlin School of Public Health
Ruth Waldherr (Academic Programme Manager)
Bibiane Klaus (Administrative Manager)
Seestr. 73
D-13347 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 / 450-551005
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 450-550972