About the programme
What is the duration of the programme?
Europubhealth+ is a two-year full-time master course.
Can I study for just one year ?
No, you cannot study for one year only as Europubhealth+ is a two-year double degree programme.
Can I directly enter the 2nd year?
No, it is not possible to enter the 2nd year directly. You must undertake the entire master course.
Is Europubhealth+ a part-time or full-time programme?
Europubhealth+ is a full-time programme.
Does Europubhealth+ offer distance (on-line) training?
Europubhealth+ does not offer distance training. It actually focuses on integration and requires international mobility, as students must undertake courses in at least two different countries.
How are the courses organised over the two years?
Europubhealth+ is a two year Master's course equivalent to 120 ECTS Credits. The first year concerns core competences in public health, and takes place either in Sheffield (in English) or Granada (in Spanish). In the second year, students choose a specialisation. Courses are held in a different country: Poland, France, The Netherlands or Spain (except for students who spent their first year in Spain). An integration module brings all Europubhealth+ students together in Rennes at the end of each academic year (3 weeks).
How are the modules assessed?
Assessement methods and grading scales have been agreed upon by all members of the consortium. This is necessary for full recognition between year 1 and year 2 results and double diploma delivery. Assessment is divided into 3 stages:
- National assessment: Year 1 or year 2 institutions assess students during training modules in their institution, according to national or local official rules. Expected minimum required standards have to be achieved for module validation. In case they are not achieved, complementary work and support will be given to achieve the required level and resit exams if necessary. Such a procedure does not disqualify a student from continuing on to another module.
- Transnational integrated assessment: It involves at least two members of the consortium. This mainly applies to the integration modules and the final dissertation.
- Assessment committee: A representative of each consortium member takes part in the final assessment committee at the end of each academic year. The assessment committee gathers the results of the different assessments and reviews national and integration module assessments. It decides on students' admission to the 2nd year at the end of Year 1 and awards the double Master's degree at the end of Year 2. It can also give additional tasks for students to carry out if necessary, or decide to maintain (or not) students in the course if they fail to achieve the required level.
What are the different options?
For your first year, you can choose either to go to the University of Sheffield, in the United Kingdom, or the Andalusian School of Public Health in Granada, Spain. During the second year, you can choose between 6 specialisations in Poland, France, The Netherlands or Spain. The list of available courses in each institution can be found under the "Programme Description" tab of this website.
The second year (or specialisation year) includes a mandatory placement and dissertation. They can be connected (or not) according to local rules and practices.
In order to meet placement objectives and ensure supervising, the Europubhealth+ consortium gives priority to placement in the year 2 country. In the case of a placement that took place outside of the year 2 country, the approval of the year 2 institution and Europubhealth+ coordinator would be required. Both parties must be informed of such a project at least 2 months prior to the student's departure to the chosen country.
For scholarship holders, the decision of maintaining scholarship payments while doing a placement outside of Europe is conditioned by European rules and, if necessary, must be approved by the European Agency.
Europubhealth+ alumni now work mainly in public or non-profit institutions, in different countries (some stay in Europe and some go back to their home countries). Most of them have obtained a position as manager or project coordinator, where they use both their technical expertise and the social skills developed through their Europubhealth+ experience.
According to the specialisation undertaken during the second year, they work in different fields of public health:
- Management of health programmes, at international, national or local levels
- Design, implementation and evaluation of public health policies
- Management of social or healthcare institutions
- Risk management and assessment
- Inspection and evaluation
- Audits and consulting
- Education and research, ...
Every year, a career fair and employability workshops are organized during integration modules in Rennes.
What is the final diploma?
On graduating from Europubhealth+, you will receive a double master's degree (two degrees).
It is made up of your year 1 institution master's degree (Granada "Master Europeo en Salud Publica" or Sheffield "Master of Public Health") and your year 2 institution master's degree (Granada "Master Europeo en Salud Publica" or Krakow "Magister in the field of Public Health" or EHESP "Master of Public Health", EHESP/Rennes 1 "Master mention Santé Publique - spécialité Pilotage des politiques et actions en santé publique" or University of Rennes 1 "Master Droit santé et protection sociale - spécialité Droit, Santé, Ethique" or Maastricht University "Wo-master European Public Health").
Students also receive a Europubhealth+ certificate and a joint diploma supplement delivered on behalf of the whole consortium, specifying the chosen pathway, marks and grading scale.
Main criteria for eligibility are:
- A university Bachelor degree, i.e. 180 ECTS, or recognized equivalent in one of the disciplines mentioned in the access profiles
- Proficiency in one, two or three languages depending on the chosen pathway: English, English + French, Spanish + French + English, Spanish + English.
- Submission before the deadline of a full online application, together with all required supporting documents.
All admission requirements are described here.
Who are the candidates? Is there an age limit?
Candidates come from all over the world and from various academic backgrounds. Some of them apply as soon as they finish their undergraduate studies, and some of them are professionals who want to develop their knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementation, advising and assessment of health programmes or health and social service management. They can be graduate students in law, economics, management, public health, biology, medicine, engineering, etc…
There is no age limit. You can apply at any age provided that you meet the eligibility requirements in terms of study level and language proficiency.
Does a candidate have to be refered by a university/employer ?
Candidates apply individually, although they must provide 2 reference letters. At least one letter of recommendation should be from an academic or professional contact (lecturer, supervisor, work manager, museum curator, etc). Letters must be printed on letterhead paper (official paper) and hand-signed (referees will need to scan or photograph the document).
When should I send the reference letters ? Who is meant to upload them to the application tool ?
Reference letters have to be uploaded online by referees before the application deadline for the application file to be considered complete (they will receive an email with instructions).
About the application
How can I apply for the Europubhealth+ master?
To apply for Europubhealth+, you have to fill in an online application form in English and upload all mandatory attachments.
What are the required attachments?
Your application form has to be filled in, signed and sent before the deadline with:
- A copy of your passport or ID card
- Curriculum Vitae (European model)
- Motivation essay (in English)
- Certified true copies of diplomas (a bachelor's being the minimum requirement) with the Diploma Supplement if available and the official English translation
- Official transcripts and mark sheets in English (or official English translations from the candidate's native language) from all higher education institutions attended
- Evidence of language proficiency, in accordance with the chosen pathway
- Two letters of recommendation
- Proof of residence (for scholarship applicants only)
About the selection process
What are the admission requirements for non-European candidates?
The admission requirements are the same for all candidates: see Admission Requirements.
Can I apply if I have not received my Diploma yet?
Candidates who cannot provide their diploma before the given deadline but are expected to graduate before September of the following academic year are eligible to apply. They have to submit a certificate from their university with the expected date of graduation and all transcripts to date, and provide a copy of the diploma before the starting date of the programme.
If you have any futher questions regarding application procedure, mandatory documents and/or technical issues, please go to http://emundus.izp.cm-uj.krakow.pl or contact the recruitment team : firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do you select candidates?
The Europubhealth+ Selection Committee is composed of representatives from the six partner universities. All applications are carefully studied according to Europubhealth+ eligibility criteria and then marked by members of the selection committee according to Europubhealth+ selection criteria. Students with the best ranks are selected to join the course. For the first round of applications, the first students selected on the main list are awarded an Erasmus+:Erasmus Mundus scholarship if they have applied for it and are eligible.
What are the evaluation criteria?
The Europubhealth+ selection committee uses the following criteria to assess eligible applications:
- Education and professional experience: Marks, classification, grades and distinctions obtained, work experience
- Reasons for choosing the European Master and specific second year specialisation with respect to previous training and career prospects
- Cultural adaptability: International projects or prospects, personal skills
What are the selection dates? When will I know the results?
We assess your application after one of the three indicated deadlines, depending on the date of your application submission. Students are informed of the selection results approximately 6 weeks after the application deadline.
About language tests
What are the language requirements?
One, two or three languages are required to participate in the Europubhealth+ Master course, among one of the following combinations, according to the chosen study pathway: English only; or English + French; or Spanish + French + English; or Spanish + English.
Each pathway requires valid proof of language proficiency. See details here.
What is the deadline for language tests?
You must upload valid proof of language proficiency to your application form before the application deadline.
However, we take into consideration the fact that language proficiency tests such as the IELTS can take place shortly after application deadlines for the Europubhealth+ programme. For this reason, we can accept delayed language test results for up to 1 month after the application deadline, provided that it is clearly indicated in the application file (confirmation of registration for the test and expected date of results must be included). As soon as they are available, the test results must be sent to email@example.com, specifying "Delayed language result" in the subject bar.
About participation costs
What are the participation costs and what do they include?
Participation costs for the Europubhealth+ programme for 2017 intake are as follow :
- 16.000€ for the two years of study (120 ECTS) for Non-European students
- 11.000€ for the two years of study (120 ECTS) for European students*
* European Students are citizens of the 28 member states of the European Union and citizens of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey.
These fees include all the following services:
- Enrolment in all the teaching units and modules and access to related educational ressources
- Access to libraries, document centers and related services
- Social events during the introduction modules in Rennes
- Exams, diploma and certificate
The participation fee does not include accommodation, food, international travel, travel on site, or visa costs.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own health insurance in order to be in compliance with the social welfare regulations of the country they move to. The purchase of third party liability covarage is also highly recommended.
Erasmus+:Erasmus Mundus scholarship holders benefit from worldwide insurance coverage for the duration of the 2-year course in compliance with the European Agency's minimum requirements.
Can students receive scholarships from EU programmes to follow the Europubhealth+ Master's Course?
Students can apply for an Erasmus+:Erasmus Mundus scholarship under standard conditions and procedures. Detailed information about Erasmus+:Erasmus Mundus scholarships and other types of grants can be found in the "Funding your studies" section.
Can I work while studying for the Europubhealth+ Master course ?
Europubhealth+ students are allowed to work part-time during the programme as long as the mandatory minimum requirement of 90% attendance to the course is met, and provided that it is in line with the national legislation of the country(ies) concerned (e.g. visa or residence permit rules).
The Erasmus+ programme does not foresee any restrictions for remunerated work outside of the Master's course provided that the student is able to dedicate the necessary efforts to the Master's Course's mandatory activities in order to complete it successfully within the agreed period.
Erasmus Mundus Alumni Association
The EMA website is accessible here: http://www.em-a.eu. Students will be invited to register via the EMA website.
What kind of training would be useful before applying to Europubhealth+?
A minimum of a bachelor level degree (180 ECTS) or recognised equivalent in one of the following fields is required:
- health / medical sciences (including doctors, nurses, veterinaries, pharmacists, biologists...)
- social sciences (including sociology, economics, psychology, anthropology, geography, political sciences, law...)
Any international experience is appreciated.
How can I prepare for my arrival in one of the Universities?
On the Europubhealth+ website you can consult the International Student page for each university where you will find useful information about the university, the town, the country, some useful tips on living abroad, etc.
N.B.: In case you don't find the answer to your question in the F.A.Q. section or on the Website, please contact us through our Contact form