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Master in Public Health/International Course in Health Development (including tracks in HSP&M, SRHR)

KIT (Royal Tropical Institute)

Master Postgraduate Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Health care, social services and care services
Course summary The ICHD/MPH is designed to develop the capacity of senior health managers to use an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to address health problems in their country.
Course description The International Course in Health Development (ICHD/MPH) is an annual 12-month Master of Public Health programme organized by KIT and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Health systems in developing countries face a wide range of challenges: inequalities in health and health care; the overwhelming problems posed by the HIV pandemic; health sector reforms; a call for equity and poverty reduction; epidemiological and demographic transitions with their double burden of disease; new partnerships with donors and other institutions through sector-wide approaches and Global Funds; the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals; and a focus on quality of services and evidence-based public health. Providing an effective response to these issues requires well-trained professionals able to solve complex public health problems systematically and using a multisectoral approach.
Study subjects Determinants of health. Learning and communication skills.Epidemiology and statistics. Health systems, policy, planning and management / Health economics and financing. Health systems research. Human resources development. Health policy and financing. Control strategies for infectious and non-communicable diseases. Sexual and reproductive health including HIV/AIDS Visit WHO Thesis
Course objectives Critically analyse health status of population and identify health needs. Appraise role of health systems. Identify priorities, influence effective policy-making, planning. Implement and monitor health interventions. Work professionally across different sectors. Identify research needs, critically analyse and use research results. Incorporate pro-poor and equity approach.
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 1 year(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, computer exercise, excursion, gaming, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, lecture, literature study, oral presentation, research proposal, self study, working group
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About the institution

Department Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)/VU Faculteit Aard- en Levenswetenschappen ICHD, CROHO code 70047
Information about the institution KIT is a not-for-profit knowledge and expertise organisation for international and intercultural cooperation. Through master programmes, short courses and institutional support, KIT equips health professionals to be leaders in addressing public health challenges around the world. KIT has offered training programs on international public health since 1963. Currently this includes two International Masters Programs and a wide range of short courses and online courses. The courses respond to current global developments in the health field. KIT’s courses are known for their practical applicability, the multidisciplinary approach and the interactive, participatory training methods. Courses at KIT are followed by health professionals from all over the world. KIT’s Masters courses are given in cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and are accredited the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO). In addition advanced courses are all accredited by TropEd, an international network of institutions for higher education in international health.


Admission requirements
  1. Academic training at least to the level of a bachelor’s degree, either in medicine or in another field related to health, such as health sciences, economics, social science or nursing.
  2. A minimum of three years of experience, but preferably four years or more, including managerial responsibilities in health related services in a low resource country. Proven proficiency in English.
Language requirements
IELTS listening 6.0
IELTS overall band 6.0
IELTS reading 6.0
IELTS speaking 6.0
IELTS writing 6.0
TOEFL computer based 213
TOEFL internet based 80
TOEFL paper based 5.5
Professional experience required -
Duration 1 year(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
16 Sep 2019 16 Jul 2019 16 Jul 2019
14 Sep 2020 14 Jul 2020 14 Jul 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 17350n.a.n.a.
2019 (PT)€ 17960n.a.n.a.
2020 (FT)€ 17700n.a.n.a.
2020 (PT)€ 18320n.a.n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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