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KIT Institute Master of Science in Public Health and Health Equity (MPH-HE)
KIT Institute

Master of Science in Public Health and Health Equity (MPH-HE)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

1 Years


Full time

15 Jun 2024

09 Sep 2024

EUR 20,600 / per year *


* EUR 20.600 (full-time fee track 1-4) // EUR 13.200 (full-time fee track 5) // EUR 13.850 (part-time fee track 5)


The Master of Public Health and Health Equity is designed to enable mid-career professionals, working at any level (subnational, national, international, global) within the health system, to use an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to address public health issues. In all programme components, participants are encouraged to interact with participants from other backgrounds and countries, who may face similar issues but with alternative solutions.

Duration full-time tracks: 1 year. Part-time option for this master programme possible (see track 5).

Participants can choose from the following 5 study tracks:

  • Track 1: Health Systems and Policy
  • Track 2: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Track 3: Epidemiology
  • Track 4: Tailor-made track
  • Track 5: Selected Challenges and Solutions in Public Health

KIT has launched the ‘Women Leaders in Global Health Development Initiative’ and as part of this initiative, we strongly encourage women to apply.

The MPH-HE is organized by the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and is accredited by the Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO).


Public Health and Health Equity in a Changing Environment

Health systems in low- and middle-income countries face a wide range of complex challenges. These include, among others, the inequalities in health and healthcare; the double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases; the unfolding demographic transition; and the health needs in fragile and conflict-affected settings. These challenges disproportionately affect disadvantaged populations worldwide, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

Addressing these issues requires well-trained professionals, capable of solving complex public health problems systematically, in either a public or private sector organisation responsible for public health. To this end, the MPH-HE programme specifically focusses on health equity in low-resource settings and in high-resource settings with disadvantaged populations, using a gender and inclusive approach.



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