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The innovative educational program launched by the Department of Health Sciences and Medicine of the University of Lucerne is the ideal preparation for an exciting career in health.
It provides in-depth knowledge of health, functioning and disability and approaches health form a biopsychosocial and interdisciplinary perspective. This master program brings a new dimension to research, health service provision and healthcare management.

After completion of the first semester, students can focus on areas that interest them most and choose from the following Majors:

  • Health Communication
  • Health Behavior and Management
  • Health Economics and Health Policy
  • Health Services Research 

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.

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 also have the opportunity to choose a Major in a specific area to get more in-depth knowledge depending on their professional interest and career direction.

The two-year master’s program with 120 ECTS-credits includes core courses that will be offered during the first three semesters. The core courses include different modules: Health Sciences, Research Methods, Academic and Professional Skills, Major Courses and Term Papers. 

Students have the opportunity to apply for a paid internship with a collaborating partner organization of the Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy. They will have the chance to gain first-hand experience in applying their knowledge and skills in health sciences research and practice. During their internship in the third semester, students will also be expected to develop their master thesis proposal, which will be supported by their supervisor and members of their research group.

 

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