Master in Health Sciences
The Master 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 Master in Health Sciences offers the ideal preparation for students who aspire to have careers in health care in a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. In our master program, we are dedicated to educating students so they are in an excellent position to further their career in health-related areas including positions in research, in the private sector, health administration/public health, health education, health promotion, and management in state and federal health agencies.
The Master of Medicine is a joint program of the Universities of Lucerne and Zurich. The program offers a broad, comprehensive education and provides the students with the necessary skills and competencies to enter postgraduate training and to work as clinicians in the stationary or ambulatory setting or in other health care related fields such as public health or medical research. We are dedicated to offer our students interactive, interprofessional lectures and courses in small groups with the use of modern teaching methods and tools. To ensure a successful completion of the Federal Licensing Exam, the curriculum is based on PROFILES, the new framework of learning objectives for medical students in Switzerland.
PhD Program in Health Sciences
The interdisciplinary structured PhD program in Health Sciences started in 2010 and is embedded in the Graduate School of Lucerne (GSL). The aim of the program is to offer a highly innovative and internationally competitive research education in the field of Health Sciences including the student’s disciplinary perspective and research methods. The PhD title is awarded to doctoral students who have successfully completed all parts of the PhD program, published a significant corpus of research showing their intellectual maturity, and adequately defended their research in an oral examination. The PhD program is divided into two parts: structured teaching and research (PhD project).