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Master in Health Sciences


Course Description

Interdisciplinary Approach

The Master in Health Sciences at the University of Lucerne offers students from a wide range of disciplines the necessary knowledge and skills towards a comprehensive understanding of health, functioning and disability.

Content and Goal

The program provides a broad background in health sciences from a biopsychosocial perspective and has a focus on the interaction of individuals and their environment within the context of health. Students will major in a specific area to get more in-depth knowledge depending on their professional interest and career direction.

The Master in Health Sciences aims to bring a new dimension into research, health service provision, and healthcare management by pioneering the development and application of a comprehensive approach in the field of health. It is the ideal curriculum to foster innovation in our society where aging and chronic diseases are a main challenge within the health care system.

The Health Sciences program offers the ideal preparation for students who aspire to have careers in healthcare in a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment and to undertake research in health sciences. In our master program, we are dedicated to educating students so they are in an excellent position to further their career in health-related areas including positions in research, health
administration/public health, health education and health promotion, management in state and federal health agencies, and other health-related industries.

Career Prospects

The MA Health Sciences offers the ideal preparation for students who aspire to have
careers in health care in a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. In our Master
program, we are dedicated to educating students so they are in an excellent position
to further their career in health-related areas including positions in research, in the
private sector, health administration/public health, health education, health promotion,
and management in state and federal health agencies.

Study Program

The two-year master’s program with 120 ECTS-credits consists of core courses, offered during the first three semesters, and major courses starting in the second semester. The core courses include different modules: human functioning sciences, health systems and services, research design, and quantitative/qualitative research methods. Other core courses include scientific and professional skills development. Starting in the second semester, students can choose a major, according to their interest. After the first year, students will be required to do an internship and start a research project, while the fourth (final) semester will be dedicated to completing the master thesis.

Prospective Students

The program welcomes students with different backgrounds such as natural sciences, biology, medicine, social sciences, and humanities. For questions regarding admis-sion requirements, organization and planning of studies, please contact the Program Manager or visit our website http://www.master-healthsciences.ch (Prospective Students).

Visit the Master in Health Sciences page on the University of Lucerne website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Lukas Studer

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«The MA Health Sciences program provided me with a comprehensive knowledge in health from different perspectives and prepared me well for future challenges in the exciting field of health.»

(Student Profile)

Salome Christen

Research Assistant at the Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy, University of Lucerne

The Master in Health Sciences is a unique Master’s program: It offers access to a university Master's degree to graduates with a Bachelor's degree from a University of Applied Sciences without adding additional time to your study. Also the research internship, which is a mandatory part of the Master program and offered by partner institutions of the Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy, is a great opportunity to get a first insight into future jobs and learn a lot!

(Student Profile)

Angela Furrer

Innovation Specialist at CSS Insurance, Switzerland

«I chose the Major "Health Behavior and Management", which focuses on ways to influence the health behavior of indivduals and thus to improve the quality of life in our society as a whole.»


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