Students Profile

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.

Intellectual candour

Our students have a strong interest in the fascinating and growing sector of health with its manifold contributing disciplines and are interested in the health related issues facing us in today’s world. It is only possible to grasp the complexity of these issues by examining them from an interdisciplinary perspective and finding the right answers for relevant questions.


Our students see criticism as an opportunity to learn and change. This requires an openness to constantly re-evaluate and continuously develop their own ways of thinking and attitudes.


The Master of Health Sciences is taught in English. Our students also deal with international issues and they take advantage of the opportunities at the University of Lucerne to expand their intercultural competence and language skills.

Learning Methods

Our students interact in small groups and have the opportunity to work closely with their supervisors. Many courses are offered in a blended learning mode and combine face-to-face classroom methods with computer-mediated activities.

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