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Master (Msc) Programme in International Health

The Medical Faculty Charité of Humboldt University at Berlin, Germany 
invites applications to the above programme.

The postgraduate Masters Programme is a flexible modular degree pro-
gramme for full-time or part-time study, consisting of an introduc-
tory core course, specialised optional modules in different tracks 
and a research project submitted as a thesis. The programme is organ-
ised within the TropEd European Network for Education in Interna-
tional Health, an association of 26 universities in 13 European coun-
tries and collaborating institutions in Africa, Asia and Latin Amer-
ica. The core course and two optional modules are presently offered 
at Humboldt University. Further optional modules can be selected from 
a list of more than 100 courses offered by the TropEd partner insti-


International Health is a new discipline that systematically compares 
factors that affect the health of all human populations, specifically 
focussing on poverty-related health problems in low and middle income 
countries. International Health includes the promotion of health, 
prevention and treatment of diseases, palliative care and rehabilita-
tion. The Masters programme comprises studies in a number of public-
health-related disciplines including anthropology, biology, econom-
ics, environmental health, epidemiology and statistics, health promo-
tion, management sciences, nutrition, population sciences and repro-
ductive health, psychology, social sciences, travel and migrant 
health and tropical medicine with a focus on infectious diseases, 
bacteriology, parasitology, virology and laboratory practice. 


The programme can be completed within two semesters (full-time) or up 
to ten semesters (part-time). A total of 60 European Credit Transfer 
System (ECTS) credit points must be accumulated for successful com-
pletion of the programme; one ECTS credit point is equivalent to 30 
hours student investment time. A minimum of 15 ECTS credit points 
(equivalent to about 3 months of full-time study) needs to be earned 
in TropEd partner institutions outside of Germany. The research pro-
ject may be undertaken either in Berlin or abroad. 


Master of Science in International Health - awarded by the Medical 
Faculty Charité of Humboldt University at Berlin.


English. Proficiency in English is to be demonstrated by a TOEFL sco-
re of at least 550 points paper-based, 213 points computer-based, or 
equivalent approved test.


Winter Semester: 10th September 2001 (Introductory week: 2nd Septem-
ber 2001)


Bachelor's or equivalent degree in an International Health-related 
field, e.g. medicine, public health, biology, educational sciences, 
psychology, sociology, anthropology, epidemiology, nutrition, health 

15 June 2001 


An introductory orientation and language programme, academic support 
services, guidance and counselling through a personal advisor system, 
cultural events and excursions are offered to all foreign students. 
Each student has a Humboldt University-designated supervisor, who has 
relevant experience in the chosen study track and research or thesis 


Module and course fees follow regulations current in the TropEd part-
ner institutions. In general there is a tuition fee of Euro 100 per 
credit point for core training, Euro 200 per credit point for op-
tional modules and Euro 50 per credit point for research project and 
thesis work; overall tuition thus amounts to a maximum of Euro 7,750 
depending on the courses and institutions selected. 


Humboldt University was founded in 1810 under the name of "Friedrich-
Wilhelms-Universitaet" as a "universitas litterarum" which would 
unite teaching and research and strive towards a comprehensive human-
istic education for its students. Twenty-nine Nobel laureates have 
been associated with the university in the course of their teaching 
and research careers, contributing to the excellent academic reputa-
tion, which the university continues to enjoy today. The Charité, a 
hospital which evolved from the pest house outside the Berlin city 
walls, became the university's Faculty of Medicine in 1829 and is one 
of Germany's largest and most renowned Medical Schools. Today some 
33,000 students are enrolled at Humboldt University in more than 220 
courses of study in eleven faculties. Almost ten percent of the stu-
dents come to Berlin from abroad. 


Medical Faculty Charité, Humboldt University at Berlin
Masters Programme in International Health 
Educational Programme Office
Institute of Tropical Medicine 
Spandauer Damm 130
14050 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49-30-30116-865
Fax: +49-30-30116-888

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