Public Health Sciences
120 ECTS - MPH degree
Are you interested in improving the health of communities and community groups by using preventive methods? Would you like to receive training in methods and the interpretation of research on health and the factors influencing it? Then the study of Public Health is for you!
The programme provides practical and research-based knowledge on health and health promotion.
About the programme
Designed for those aspiring to leadership roles within the health sector (governmental, international, or in the private sector) as well as for those aiming for a career in research. Two-year (four-semester) programmes. The student chooses between two areas of interest:
- Health and Lifestyle
- Global Health
More on the programme here.
The aim of the programme is to enhance students' knowledge of health and evidence-based health promotion.
The programme's emphasis is on research within a broad range of health related fields.
Students have the opportunity to complete part of their studies abroad, and conduct their research at their place of work or within prominent public and private agencies.
Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree (BS, BA, or comparable) from an accredited college/university. A specific field of study is not required, but our students are expected to have a solid background in methodology. International applicants for whom English is not their first language must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score as proof of English proficiency. Minimum scores accepted are 79 on the TOEFL internet based test or a IELTS score of 6,5. Applicants are evaluated for entrance based on the following criteria:
- Grade point average (in general a GPA equivalent to the Icelandic 7,25 (first) is a prerequisite for admissions).
- Performance in specific courses, such as methodology and statistics.
- Statement of purpose and objectives.
The programme gives a good foundation for those aspiring to work in research or want to play a leading role in health-related fields.
Job possibilities can be very diverse after finishing the programme. The career opportunities upon completing the program are vastly diverse.
- Working in research
- Health promotion
The student organisation of the Faculty of Public Health Sciences is called Iðunn and is active in making social life for students fun. Iðunn organises all kinds of events such as field trips, visits to companies and organisations, and more. All students in Public Health Sciences automatically become members of Iðunn.