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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.

The required qualification for admission to the Master of the Health Sciences program is a Bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent higher education degree) with at least 180 ECTS points from a University recognized by the University of Lucerne. Please refer to Admission Guidelines for detailed information.

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).