Specialisations – University of Copenhagen

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Study Tracks

After completing the compulsory courses and field work, you have the option of specialising your study of global health within one of four different study tracks:

  1. Global Health: Policy, Financing and Health Care Systems
  2. Global Health: Disease Burden, Challenges and Changes
  3. Global Health: E-health and ICT in Health
  4. Global Health: Disaster Risk Management

During your first year of studies, there will be workshops and seminars about the different study tracks, helping you to consider which of these tracks you wish to specialise in.

Based on your choice, you must compose a study plan outlining how you want to specialise during your third and fourth semester. The study plan must be approved by the Board of Studies.

Third semester

During your third semester, you have the freedom to design your own study program consisting of 30 ECTS elective courses and internship, as long as they fall within the topic of your chosen study track.

You may choose to do an internship element of 10 or 15 ECTS and/or take electives at the University of Copenhagen or other institutions in Denmark or abroad of between 2.5 and 30 ECTS.

Elective Courses

Elective courses can be taken from University of Copenhagen or from other institutions in Denmark or abroad. Elective courses can be from 2.5 to 30 ETCS and can be combined with doing an internship.