Global Health

Master (2 years) of of Science in Global Health, 120 ECTS
Health care, social services, and care services Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus City Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 8400 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The MSc in Global Health is a research-based, cross-disciplinary Master of Science programme offered by the University of Copenhagen, as part of the research and educational activities organised by the Copenhagen School of Global Health.

The programme comprises, among others, the following disciplines: medical anthropology, biology and biomedicine, demography, epidemiology, medicine, nutrition, public and international health, economics, political and social science, and sociology.

Teaching and learning methods varies between lectures and classroom instruction, visits to field sites, case and project work carried out individually or together with other students. Students are encouraged to participate actively in class discussions.

Career Opportunities  

The MSc in Global Health is aimed at job functions related to a diverse national and international sector that holds many opportunities for professional jobs as advisors, consultants and programme managers.

Sectors of particular relevance are:
  • Development agencies with national and international scope where graduates are involved in implementing, managing and monitoring development activities, such as WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP, The World Bank, European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, International Red Cross, Save the Children, etc.
  • Private companies, consultancies and industries dealing with health such as pharmaceutical and medical companies, the food industry, patent organisations and private consultancy firms
  • Government bodies and public authorities where graduates are involved in policy related activities, such as Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Board of Health and Ministry of Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs.
  • Universities and research institutions where graduates are involved in research. 


Applicants must have completed a Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to Global Health:
  • Public Health Science 
  • Sociology 
  • Geography and Geoinformatics 
  • Political Science 
  • Anthropology 
  • Health Informatics 
  • Psychology 
  • Dental Surgery 
  • Veterinary Medicine 
  • Food and Nutrition 
  • Development Studies 
  • Biology 
  • Medicine
  • BSc in Nursing 
  • BSc in Global Nutrition and Health

Applicants must prove that they have passed courses in quantative methods (including statistical methods) and qualitative methods equivalent to a minimum of 5 ECTS each.

The Bachelor's degree upon which applicants base their application must have been passed within three years before the initiation of the first semester of the master's programme.

Students applying to the programme are expected to master English at a level of difficulty allowing them to pass any 'English level B' exams. . 
Read more about the language requirements of the University of Copenhagen  

Apply directly at the University of Copenhagen with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma is equivalent in level and content to a Danish bachelor’s degree, you should contact the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

City Campus


Studying at City Campus means being downtown Copenhagen. Everything the city has to offer is right outside the door. Nevertheless, it is easy to escape city noise in order to study or relax in one of the many beautiful, surrounding parks.The campus area accommodates the Faculty of Social Sciences and a part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

Centre for Health and Society is located between the city lakes and the transport hub Nørreport. This is a place brimming with history as the buildings are the former district general hospital with high ceilings and a stylish architectural look. Teaching facilities are modern, and in 2013, the University opened a new building with three auditoriums.

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