Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
|Location||Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany. Nearly one-third of Berlin’s 3.5 million inhabitants are younger than 25, and the city hosts almost half a million internationals from 184 countries. Berlin is proud of its large and varied cultural scene, which includes three opera houses, more than 150 theatres and concert halls, 400 independent theatre groups, 70 museums, 200 art galleries, 120 cinemas and numerous other cultural centres. In Berlin, scientists in every field have always found optimal conditions for pursuing their work, Rudolf Virchow, Robert Koch and Albert Einstein among others. Berlin is also the largest university city in Germany with approximately 145,000 students enrolled in 15 universities and research facilities. Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, dating back to 1710, is the unified medical campus of the Freie Universität Berlin and the Humboldt-Universität Berlin and one of the most renowned medical schools in Europe today.|
|Course focus||Study Focus
The Master of Science Programme in International Health raises awareness of current global health problems and allows students to identify and critically analyse key factors shaping the health and well-being of populations. The programme contributes to sustainable development and focuses on improving the management of health services for disadvantaged populations with a focus on low and middle income societies.The tropEd Network
The programme is organised within the tropEd Network for Education in International Health, a registered association of 20 European and seven overseas institutions of higher education (Bolivia, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Tanzania and Mexico). The programme is characterised by a unique synergy of experience and expertise of leading higher education institutions. Its innovative approach is based on the mobility of people, the exchange of experiences in different disciplines and the establishment of a common international standard in education and training. The programme prepares people to work more effectively in a multicultural environment by exposing them to various perspectives. The Network Secretariat is based at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel.
Duration / ECTS Credits
|Target group||Selection of participants is guided by the programme’s emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach to international health. Students from a variety of backgrounds are recruited, including medical professionals, social scientists, health educators and health managers.|
|Entry requirements||Completion of a 3.5-year Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in a health-related field, e.g., medicine, public health, biology, educational sciences, psychology, sociology, anthropology, epidemiology, nutrition, health economics. Applicants must have one year relevant profession- al experience in a low or middle income country or acquire this experience during the course. Proficiency in English is to be demonstrated by a TOEFL score of at least 550 points paper-based, 213 points computerbased, 80 points internet-based, IELTS Band score of at least 6.0 or an equivalent approved test.|
|Degree Awarded||Master of Science in International Health|
|Course Begins||Winter Semester: early September|
|Course Duration||12 months (full-time students who have one year relevant professional experience in a low or middle income country upon start of the course)
24 months (full-time students who need to acquire one year relevant professional experience in a low or middle income country during the course)
24 to 48 months (part-time students)
|Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme||A two-month introductory German language course is offered in July and August. (N.B.: The Master programme language is English, not German.)|
Module and course fees follow regulations current in the tropEd partner institutions. Generally, a fee of about 200-300 Euros per ECTS credit has to be paid for advanced modules and of about 75 Euros per ECTS credit for the Master’s thesis. For exact fees of current modules, please consult the tropEd website (www.troped.org).The present core course tuition fee at Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin is 3500 Euros. One-week advanced modules cost 375 Euros, two-week modules cost 750 Euros. The thesis supervision fee amounts to 1,500 Euros for a thesis yielding 20 ECTS credits.
In addition, students of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin must pay a registration fee, presently circa 100 Euros per semester, i.e., twice annually.
Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available to full-time students with an outstanding academic or professional record and working experience in low and middle income countries. Erasmus Mundus scholarship requests are to be addressed solely to the Erasmus Mundus Secretariat at the Université Victor Segalen in Bordeaux, France. For further information and the online application form please visit erasmusmundus.troped.org.