International Community Health (master's 2-years)
Why choose this programme?
The programme prepares you to contribute to community-based health promotion and disease prevention research globally. You will be able to use research findings to help improve the quality and effectiveness of community health action.
The programme seeks to recruit everyone who has a bachelor’s degree in health or social sciences. It is especially relevant for applicants with a background in
- public health
- social anthropology
- political science
- health economics
- environmental and planetary health sciences
- gender studies
Applicants to the programme are encouraged to submit a motivation letter and provide information on prior relevant work experience which counts into the final selection score.
Fieldwork and research projects
You will spend one full semester doing fieldwork either in Norway or abroad where you will address various topics of community health. You can also use already collected data such as those from previous and ongoing research projects, routinely collected surveillance data or national registry, to write your thesis.
Academic staff with solid experience in global health research are responsible for the program courses. They will prepare you to do your own research.
Throughout the program you will learn how to
- assess relevant literature
- understand and use both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
- plan a research project
- implement research ethics
- write academically
Former students' master projects have been on a wide range of topics. See master projects in DUO Research Archive.
This master's degree programme is multidisciplinary, multicultural, and multi-professional, creating the broadest possible learning environment. Diverse interactive teaching approaches are used in the programme and includes
- interactive lectures
- group works
- hands on practical's
Multidisciplinary teachers are involved in the programme. The teachers have experience from different research fields such as:
- global /community /public health
- preventive medicine and epidemiology
- infectious diseases
- health systems
- medical anthropology and medical history
- medical ethics
One of the main strengths of the programme is the international classroom where students from all over the world with diverse backgrounds can learn from each other and share their knowledge, perspectives, and experience.
- Priority for affordable student housing for international students
- Vibrant and supportive peer-to peer mentorship from senior students through Buddy support groups
- Large network of alumni
- Career day to facilitate establishment of professional network and orient of future carrier opportunities
The Health Sector needs people educated within the field of International Community Health to meet the global disease challenges and ensure the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). We aim to prepare students to participate in community-based health promotion and disease prevention research and intervention.
Graduates from this programme can work in:
- research organizations
- civil services organizations
- international organizations
- government health policy and programming positions
- and other relevant health related sectors.
Graduates from this programme can also continue to do a phd.
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