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Master in International Health (MIH)

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 This course aims to enable participants to understand and analyse international health issues, conduct applied research, and develop adequate and appropriate responses in a global context.
Course description The MIH is a modular programme for full-time or part-time study. It consists of a core course, advanced modules, and a research project submitted as a thesis. The MIH can be completed in one-year (full-time) or up to five years (part-time). International Health is a discipline that systematically compares factors that affect the health of all human populations with a special focus on poverty-related health problems in low and middle-income countries. International Health includes the promotion of health, prevention and treatment of diseases and rehabilitation. Knowledge, skills and the ability to critically analyse and draw implications for practice related to the major endemic diseases, health systems research, health economics, health policy and management of health services are essential.
Study subjects Introduction module; Determinants of health: gender, education, culture, employment and evironment; Health problems: curative and preventive care, sexual and reproductive health; Basic quantitative and qualitative research methods; Health systems: practical implementation of health programmes and the organization of health care at district level, rest of content depending on choice of modules.
Course objectives Critically analyse key factors shaping health of populations in low and middle income countries; Appraise challenges to health and health care delivery; Formulate, plan, evaluate effective responses to practice and policy issues; Critically asses relevant approaches to develop appropriate strategies; Work across disciplines; Apply appropriate research methodologies; Communicate effectively.
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 1 year(s)
full-time, part-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, computer exercise, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, lecture, literature study, oral presentation, self study, working group
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)/VU Faculteit Aard- en Levenswetenschappen MIH, CROHO code 70048
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 a paramedical science.
  2. Two years of relevant work experience. Proven proficiency in spoken and written English. Computer literacy is expected
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)
full-time, part-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
9 Mar 2020 9 Jan 2020 9 Jan 2020
7 Sep 2020 7 Jul 2020 7 Jul 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 10920n.a.n.a.
2019 (PT)€ 11530n.a.n.a.
2020 (FT)€ 11140n.a.n.a.
2020 (PT)€ 11760n.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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