skip to main contentskip to main menuskip to footer Universität Bielefeld Play
  • Fakultät für Gesundheitswissenschaften

    © Universität Bielefeld

International study content

Would you like to add an international perspective to your studies, optimize your foreign language skills, establish international contacts and get to know new cultures?

In the following, we inform you about both faculty-internal and university-wide offerings that you can take advantage of to meet the growing importance of international aspects and topics in the education of public health professionals. These offerings are designed to prepare you for a career in an international context.

The degree programme Master of Public Health (M.Sc.) already provides for comprehensive elective options in the second and third subject related semester, offering a broad spectrum of public health relevant content.

Starting with the Winter semester 2023/24, the existing Master of Public Health will be complemented by a new profile called "International Perspectives of Public Health (IPPH)". In the course of studies of this profile, an international focus will be set in order to meet the growing importance of international aspects and topics in the education of public health professionals. In order to successfully implement the new profile, entirely new English-language modules with international content were designed. Existing Modules have been further developed in terms of content. Some or all of the courses in these modules are taught in English, and the required coursework and examinations are conducted in English. In addition, an English-language Master's thesis with an international focus is planned.

The following modules are components of the International Perspectives of Public Health profile. The current news of the courses as well as the requirements for study and examination achievements are specified in the respective descriptions in the electronic course catalogue ( ekvV ).

Summer semester

  • 40-MPH-7-INT - International Perspectives of Public Health: Professional and English language skills
  • 40-MPH-7a - Health Policy and Health Systems Research - Advanced
  • 40-MPH-7d - Health Behavior and Health Education - Advanced
  • 40-MPH-25 - Master's Colloquium and Master's Thesis International Perspectives of Public Health

Winter semester

  • 40-MPH-8a - Epidemiological Study Designs and Statistical Methods
  • 40-MPH-8j - Global Health
  • 40-MPH-8k - Primary health and long-term care
  • 40-MPH-8l - Cross-cultural and international perspectives for evidence-based health campaigns

Individual subsidiary subjects

  • 40-MPH-PRAK - Supplementary module internship

During the course of study, internships offer a good opportunity to gain practical experience abroad. The compulsory internships provided for in the Bachelor's program Health Communication B.Sc. (Modules 40-M11 and 40-M24) can also be completed abroad as an option. In the Master's program Public Health M.Sc., the Individual subsidiary subjects, starting in the Winter semester 2023/24, offers space for the implementation of an internship with an optional international focus.

If you have any questions about internships abroad, Ms. Lena Schumann will be happy to answer them. In addition, information about financing options for internships abroad can be obtained from the International Office.

The qualification program "Europa Intensiv" offers the possibility of an interdisciplinary examination of the European Union and the process of European integration as well as orientation with regard to a professional activity. The two-semester program can be studied for the Individual subsidiary subjects and includes an internship to be completed in another European country which fulfills the requirements for the compulsory internship 40-M24. Specific information on current application options and deadlines can be found on the program's website.

The Fachsprachenzentrum [Language Centre] at Bielefeld University offers a variety of foreign language courses at different levels of proficiency. Internationally recognized certificates such as UNIcert® and DAAD [German Academic Exchange Service] can also be obtained here. Further information is available directly from the FSZ.

The Bielefeld Global Health Initiative "BiGHI" is a university association founded by public health students to address global health issues. The aim is to offer interested students a platform for regular exchange and networking. Activities and contents of the association are for example:

  • Organization of presentations and discussions with experts
  • Information processing and provision for students
  • Non-university networking

Would you like to learn more about BiGHI, actively contribute your ideas and join the university group? Then write us a message!

Contact BiGHI:

back to top