Health Sciences

Master HEU

Universität Luzern UNILU

Lieu de formation

Lucerne 2 (LU)

Langue d'enseignement


Type de formation

Hautes écoles universitaires HEU

Modalités temporelles

À plein temps - À temps partiel

Thèmes de formation

Santé, soins, médecine

Domaines d'études

Sciences de la santé


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Mise à jour 27.10.2022


Description de la branche d'études

Gesundheitswissenschaften befassen sich mit Gesundheit und Krankheit allgemein. Dabei binden sie auch Bereiche der Sozialwissenschaften und der technischen Wissenschaften ein. Mehr zur Studienrichtung Gesundheitwissenschaften und Technologie

In der Gesundheitsförderung und Prävention geht es darum, gesunde Verhaltensweisen zu stärken sowie Krankheiten und Unfälle zu verhindern. Mehr zur Studienrichtung Gesundheitsförderung und Prävention

Description de la formation

The Master’s program in Health Sciences at the University of Lucerne offers students from a wide range of disciplines the necessary knowledge and skills towards a comprehensive understanding of health, functioning, and disability. The program provides a broad background in health sciences from an interdisciplinary perspective. It focuses on describing, understanding, and improving the health of individuals, and the optimal response of society and health systems to the health needs of the population.

Plan de la formation

The two-year Master’s program with 120 credits includes core courses in the principles of health sciences, advanced research methods, and academic and professional skills. Students will also have the opportunity to choose one of the following majors to get more in-depth knowledge depending on their professional interests and career direction.

  • Health Communication
  • Health and Social Behavior
  • Health Economics and Policy
  • Health Services Research
  • Health Data Science

During a mandatory research internship, students can apply the knowledge gained in the program, and possibly write their Master’s thesis based on the internship.

Overview Masterprogram Health Sciences

Human Functioning Sciences 6
Health Systems and Services 6
Basic Research Methods 6
Introduction to Public Health 6
Basics in Clinical Medicin 6
ARM Course 1 6
ARM Course 2 3
APS Course 1 3
Major Courses 18
ARM Course 3 3
Major Courses 9
Internship 18
APS Course 2 3
Major Course 3
Master Thesis and Oral Exam 18+6
Total 120

APS = Academic and Professional Skills 
ARM = Advanced Research Methods

Flexible choice from a pool of different ARM und APS Courses

Lien sur le plan de la formation

Combinaison des branches

The course is an integrated study program and is therefore not divided into major and minor subjects. One of the four majors has to be chosen.


During a mandatory research internship, students can apply the knowledge gained in the program, and possibly write their Master’s thesis based on the internship.
Internships can be done within our own research groups at the Department of Health Sciences and Medicine.

Description en branche secondaire ou hors faculté

Nebenfach / Minor / Teilstudium

Health Sciences  cannot be studied as a minor subject.


Conditions d’admission

Direkte Zulassung

The required qualification for admission is a Bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent higher education degree) from a university recognized by the University of Lucerne. Please refer to our Admission Guidelines for detailed information and exceptions.


Lien sur l'admission



Applications have to be handed in until April 30.

Late applications are accepted until June 30 (for applicants who require a visa), August 31 (for applicants who do not require a visa).

Please note that in case of late applications a supplementary fee will be charged. The Application is done online.


Universität Luzern UNILU > Fakultät für Gesundheits­­wissenschaften und Medizin


Die Gebühr für eine Anmeldung zum Studium beträgt CHF 100. Bei einer Anmeldung nach den offiziellen Anmeldeterminen wird eine zusätzliche Bearbeitungsgebühr von CHF 150 erhoben.


Fr. 810.– *, für Bildungsausländer/innen Fr. 1'110.-*

Hörerinnen und Hörer: Fr. 150.- pro Semesterwochenstunde (max. Fr. 800.– pro Semester)

* inkl. Prüfungsgebühren und Mitgliederbeitrag für die Studierendenorganisation SOL


  • Master haute école universitaire HEU

Master of Science in Health Sciences


Doktorat / PhD

(Dr. phil.)
Following the Master course – if at least the grade 5 was achieved in the diploma – a research study programme can be completed. It allows students to intensify their earlier studies, grow into autonomous scientific reasearch and create in form of a dissertation a contribution to research on their own. The research study programme is ended with a promotion (Dr. phil.), consisting of a dissertation in the chosen subject and an oral examination. For the promotion or doctorate, the third study cycle, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has a graduate school on offer, which is a flexible and intensely supervised programme. Students who apply for a doctorate are automatically members of the graduate school and may use its course offer as well as supporting opportunities. Prospect doctorate students can find more detailed information on the website:  unilu.ch > Fakultäten > Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät.

Infos pratiques

Lieu / adresse

  • Lucerne 2 (LU)

Universität Luzern
Departement Gesundheitswissenschaften und Medizin
Frohburgstrasse 3
6002 Luzern
Tel : +41 41 229 59 59
Email : healthsem@unilu.ch

Déroulement temporel

Début des cours

Beginning of the course is only possible in fall semester.

Durée de la formation

4 semesters full time
part-time studies are possible

Modalités temporelles

  • À plein temps
  • À temps partiel

Langue d’enseignement

  • anglais

The Master of Health Sciences is entirely taught in English and requires a good command of English.. The recommended level within the European Language Portfolio is C1 (Cambridge English Advanced). However, a verification of language ability ist not requested.


Renseignements / contact

Study Center Health Sciences
T +41 41 229 59 59

Universität Luzern UNILU