Master in Health Science

The Master’s Degree in Health Sciences is an educational programme for those who wish to contribute to the development of health services and a health-promoting society through practice and research. Health and participation are core concepts that require interdisciplinary efforts and broad interaction. The programme emphasises knowledge regarding factors that promote health and adapted health services. The programme is based on a broad, interdisciplinary field of research and has 

The Master’s Degree in Health Science is an educational programme for those who have recently completed a bachelor’s degree related to health or social sciences, and for experienced practitioners and managers who would like academic specialisation and further research opportunities.

Programme description

The Master’s Degree in Health Sciences is an educational programme for those who wish to contribute to the development of health services and a health-promoting society through practice and research. Health and participation are core concepts that require interdisciplinary efforts and broad interaction. The programme emphasises knowledge regarding factors that promote health and adapted health services. The programme is based on a broad, interdisciplinary field of research and has 

The Master’s Degree in Health Science is an educational programme for those who have recently completed a bachelor’s degree related to health or social sciences, and for experienced practitioners and managers who would like academic specialisation and further research opportunities.

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Admission requirements

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in health or social sciences. A certificate of good conduct is required for admission to the Mental Health Work specialisation courses.

Job opportunities

A successfully completed master’s degree in health sciences qualifies you to work with complex health-related issues in, for example, health promotion, mental health work or e-health. The programme provides candidates with competence to perform critical, reflective and evidence-based professional practice and qualifies for professional development positions, professional management in healthcare services and duties/positions in public administration, university and university college teaching positions, as well as admission to PhD programmes.

Students wishing to gain competence corresponding to the requirements in the Framework Plan for Further Education in Mental Health Work must have 60 credits with the following combination of courses: Health Science (10 credits) + Philosophy of Science and Ethics (10 credits) + Perspectives in Mental Health Work (10 credits) + Communication, Collaboration and Relationship (10 credits) + Approaches to Mental Health Work (10 credits ) + an elective course of 10 credits. In addition, at least one year of relevant work experience is required after completing the bachelor degree before admission.

Study abroad

Candidates who wish to take part in a student exchange can take all or a part of the fourth semester at another university abroad.

The fourth semester of the Master in Health Sciences is arranged for exchange. This means that our students can go on exchange that semester, and we can welcome incoming students from other countries. If needed, relevant courses will be taught in English in the fourth semester.

Teaching sessions

1st academic year of study

Autumn: 

  • Common course
    • HEL5006 Health Science – 2 sessions - each lasting one week
      • Week 34 - Monday to Friday
      • Week 37 - Monday to Friday
      • Home examination 20.9 - 4.10.
  • Specific specialisation courses – 2 sessions - each lasting 1 week
    • FHE5002 Health Promotion
      • Week 41 - Monday to Friday
      • Week 47 - Monday to Friday
      • Examination spring 2022
    • PSH7004 Perspectives in Mental Health Work
      • Week 41 - Monday to Friday
      • Week 46 - Monday to Friday
      • Home examination 19.11 - 03.12
    • HEL7000 Digital Documentation and Collaboration
      • Week 41 - Monday to Friday
      • Week 44 - Monday to Friday
      • Assignment submission 9.12

 

Spring:

  • Philosophy of Science and Ethics - 2 sessions - each lasting 1 week
  • Specific specialisation courses – 2 sessions - each lasting 1 week

2nd academic year of study:

Autumn:

  • Joint sessions for methodology and project development – 2 sessions - each lasting 1 week
    • Quantitative Methods and Statistics – 2 sessions - each lasting 4 days
    • Project Development and Design - 2 sessions - each lasting 1 day
  • Specific specialisation courses – 2 sessions - each lasting 1 week

Spring:

  • Joint sessions for methodology and project development – 2 sessions - each lasting 1 week
    • Qualitative Methods – 2 sessions - each lasting 4 days
    • Project Development and Design - 2 sessions - each lasting 1 day
  • Elective course - 2 weeks

3rd academic year of study

Autumn:

  • Master’s Thesis in Health Science – 2 sessions + 2 days

Spring:

  • Master’s Thesis in Health Science – 2 sessions + 2 days

Closing conference

  • Students present their projects

The programme is a session-based part-time study spanning over three years. The amount of work that must be used as a basis for achieving the learning outcomes for one academic year is 1000-1200 hours. In order to achieve the described learning outcomes, the candidates must expect to work approximately 25 hours a week on their studies. All the work that the candidate puts into their studies during these hours should be included; such as preparation, lectures, academic supervision, self-study, group work, reporting, curriculum work, examination preparation and completion of the examination.

Application deadline and admission

ECTS Credits 120
Study level Master
Scope Part time
Teaching language Norwegian
Police certificate of conduct No
Campus Bodø

Application deadline and admission

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