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

The School of Public Health and other departments at Bielefeld University offer you numerous opportunities to do so. The School of Public Health has an international focus, especially in the Master's program in Public Health. For example, you have the opportunity to study the "International Perspectives of Public Health" profile as part of our profile program or to complete internships abroad. In addition to the programs offered by the Faculty, central university programs also offer you the opportunity to strengthen your international profile.

Below you will find an overview of the faculty's own and university-wide programs for deepening your international studies.

The Master's degree program in Public Health (M.Sc.) offers comprehensive elective options in the second and third subject-related semesters, which offer a broad spectrum of public health-relevant content.

By choosing the "International Perspectives of Public Health" profile, you can set an international focus in the course of your studies in order to do justice to the growing importance of international aspects and topics in the training of public health professionals. As part of the profile, you will take modules that focus on international topics in the field of public health, many of which are taught entirely or partly in English. A module will prepare you for the English-language courses and the English-language master's thesis in this profile by introducing you to public health-related English skills.

The courses currently offered in the Public Health M.Sc. degree program can be found here. In the lower half of the overview, the courses offered as part of the "International Perspectives of Public Health" profile are listed. The English-language courses are labelled accordingly with the addition "Course taught in English".

During the degree program, internships offer a good opportunity to gain practical experience abroad. The compulsory internships (modules 40-M11 and 40-M24) in the Bachelor's degree program Health Communication B.Sc. can also be completed abroad. In the Master's degree program Public Health M.Sc., the individual subsidiary subjects offer scope for completing an internship with an optional international focus.

If you have any questions about internships abroad, please contact Thomas Schafft in the Bachelor's programme and the Internationalisation team in the Master's program.

The International Office at Bielefeld University will also be happy to advise you on all questions relating to funding options for internships. Funding is available, for example, as part of the ERASMUS+ program.

"Europe Intensive"

The "Europe Intensive" qualification program offers the opportunity for an interdisciplinary examination of the European Union and the process of European integration as well as orientation with regard to an appointment. The two-semester program can be studied for individual subsidiary subjects and includes an internship to be completed in another European country which fulfils the requirements for the compulsory internship 40-M24 in the Bachelor Health Communication. Specific information on current application options and deadlines can be found on the program's website.

Language courses offered by the Fachsprachenzentrum [Language Centre]

The Fachsprachenzentrum [Language Centre] at Bielefeld University offers a variety of foreign language courses at different levels. These include courses on, for example, applications in English and writing theses. Internationally recognised certificates such as UNIcert® and DAAD [German Academic Exchange Service] can also be obtained here. Further information is available directly from the FSZ.

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