Master’s degree for continuing education
Global Health Risk Management & Hygiene Policies

Global Health Risk Management & Hygiene Policies

Global health is the vision of a world free of avoidable diseases, in which physical and mental health is promoted in every society and where the overall life expectancy of people increases. Essential measures to achieve these goals are strengthening national health care systems, fighting antibiotic resistance, curbing diseases and improving global pandemic preparedness. The master’s degree program for continuing education in Global Health Risk Management & Hygiene Policies is offered by the University of Bonn in cooperation with the Institute for Environment and Human Security (EHS) at United Nations University (UNU) and is largely oriented towards the UN’s sustainable development goals. Students in this degree program learn about strategies and requirements of preventing and controlling health risks and of securing the promotion and protection of health, supply structures and protective measures against natural catastrophes, which are based on the strategies and recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO).

This interdisciplinary degree program is intended for university graduates with at least two years of relevant work experience who seek to gain further, academically well-grounded qualifications to fill a demanding position as a global health professional.


Possible lines of work:

International institutions and organizations (e.g. WHO, World Bank, UNEP, UNICEF), national health care systems (e.g. public authorities, ministries), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private economy (e.g. pharmaceutical companies, private health care sector), academia (teaching/research at universities, research institutions, etc.)


Tuition: € 18,000 total

Master’s degree programs for continuing education are subject to tuition. The amount of tuition depends on the range of courses offered in the particular degree program and is based the program’s scale of charges.

Open admission
Master’s degree for continuing education
4 Semester
Winter semester

Examination Regulations (German versions are legally binding)

University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline (at least ECTS 180 credits)

English language proficiency (CEFR level B2)

A minimum of two years of relevant work experience

At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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