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Global Public Health, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #128 (QS) Leiden, Netherlands
Despite tremendous advances in the past decades in medicine, education, and food production, public health remains a major global concern. We offer a bachelor degree in Global Public Health at the Leiden University. 
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Overview

Global Public Health offered by the Leiden University is an ideal major for students interested in health problems attributed to social and cultural inequality, health care access, migration and demographic change, epidemics, natural disasters and environmental change. The goal of the Global Public Health major at LUC is for you to develop a theoretical and applied understanding of the causes and risk factors associated with public health problems, ranging from community to global scales. 

Although the world has made tremendous progress in medicine, education, public sanitation and hygiene, global public health challenges such as socioeconomic inequality in child health, sexual and reproductive health and malnutrition still exist. In this programme of LUC you learn to make a di erence in the health and wellbeing of populations. 

This major might be for you if you are interested in the following questions:

  • How can I make a di erence in the health of communities?
  • In what way can our environment in uence our health?
  • What does a health detective do when there is an outbreak?
  • How does culture in uence the development of medicine?

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Health Systems Management
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Global Health Policy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Copy of valid passport/European ID Card
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter Form
  • Copy of most recent transcripts
  • LUC Application Form
  • Application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Recommendation Letter

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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 Additional tuition fee Leiden University College €2,385 

Living costs for Leiden

  • 850 - 1250 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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