The Master in Health Sciences is for motivated students who are looking for the challenges of a demanding program. With its interdisciplinary perspective, the Master of Health Sciences attracts candidates from a variety of educational backgrounds. Some students will have earned their first degree in fields such as social sciences, economics, medicine, psychology and other health related disciplines (nursing, physiotherapy etc.). This will allow graduates to benefit from the interactions within a diverse class of academic peers.

Career path

The Health Sciences program offers the ideal preparation for students who aspire to have careers in healthcare in a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment and to undertake research in health sciences.

In our master program, we are dedicated to educating students so they are in an excellent position to further their career in health-related areas including positions in research, health administration/public health, health education and health promotion, management in state and federal health agencies, and other health-related industries.

Our graduates work as (inter alia):

  • Marketing Communication Manager
  • Supply Chain Specialist
  • Patient Relations Manager
  • PhD
  • Prising and Reimbursement Associate
  • Lean Hospital Promotor
  • Research Assistant
  • Clinical Application Specialist
  • Project Manager
  • Area Sales Manager
  • Academic Associate
  • and more

Statements of graduates of the Master in Health Sciences:

“Acquiring a Master in the Health Sciences was a key component towards acquiring specialized knowledge in a professional field. It allowed me to develop in-depth understanding of real-world application of health economics and policy concepts. My current job consists of applying evidence-based research into professional policy projects, the program’s curriculum was fundamental as it allowed me to strengthen my research skills.”

Sonia Barbosa ¦ Graduate 2017 ¦ Major in Health Economics and Health Policy ¦ Scientific collaborator at the Swiss Medical Association

“The MA Health Sciences program is a unique and highly valuable learning process especially during the internship where learning is not only by understanding theories but also by doing and practicing knowledge and skills. For me, it surely made me discover my potential and gave me a head start in the career I am pursuing. I believe doing this Master at the University of Lucerne is one of the best decisions I made.”

Rita Saleh ¦ Graduate 2017 ¦ Major in Health Communication ¦ PhD candidate at the ETH Institute for Environmental Decisions/Consumer Behavior

“The MA Health Sciences program gave me the required skills to switch from the health provider front – as my professional background is physiotherapist – into health policy where I hope to contribute my part in overcoming current provider issues on a system level in Switzerland.”

Fabienne Lüthi ¦ Graduate 2017 ¦ Major in Health Services Research ¦ Scientific associate Section Healthcare Professions, Federal Office of Public Health

Due to the national commitment to education and the generous funding from federal and cantonal governments, tuition fees at Swiss universities are relatively low. Please click here for detailed information regarding fees at the University of Lucerne.

The University of Lucerne is the youngest university in Switzerland. Its roots stretch back as far as 1600, but it has only existed as a modern university since 2000. In the decade since it was founded, the number of students has grown from approximately 250 to around 2700 today. Link: University of Lucerne: www.unilu.ch

Lucerne – In the Heart of Switzerland

Lucerne is located in the German-speaking region of Central Switzerland. It is the capital of the canton of Lucerne and the largest city in Central Switzerland with around 76 000 inhabitants.
Lucerne has long been a destination for tourists due to its location on the shores of Lake Lucerne, within sight of the Pilatus and Rigi mountains and the panorama of the Swiss Alps. Lucerne was voted one of the top 12 travel destinations in the world by TripAdvisor. Despite its many visitors, the city of Lucerne remains intimate, whilst its cultural life is on a par with other world cities and includes innovative theatres, exhibitions in renowned museums, the international Lucerne Festival, concerts covering the whole musical spectrum, and the “Fasnacht” (carnival).

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