BSc in Public Health (angol nyelvű program)

Fact file

Qualification: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Public Health
Entry requirements: secondary school certificate or senior high school diploma
Course length: 8 semesters (Individual study plan makes it possible to graduate in 7 semesters)
Credits: 240 credits

The aim of the program

The aim of the BSc course in Public Health is to train specialists who are capable of identifying and evaluating public health problems,
planning and implementing evidence-based interventions to solve them.

What will you be studying

1st and 2nd semesters

Basics of informatics
First aid training
Medical Latin
Clinical propedeutics
Elective subjects

Introduction to public health
Cell Biology
Basic anatomy
Environmental health
Genetics and molecular biology
Basics of pedagogy
Health sociology
Optional subjects
Elective subjects

3rd and 4th semesters

Introduction to law I.
Health (& Library) informatics I.
Biochemistry I.
Health psychology
Basic microbiology I.
Public health medicine I.
Basic epidemiology

Introduction to law II.
Health (& Library) informatics II.
Biochemistry II.
Basic microbiology II.
Public health medicine II.
Advanced epidemiology  I.
Optional subjects
Elective subjects

5th and 6th semesters

Basics in health promotion and policy
Public health medicine III.
Advanced epidemiology II.
Occupational health
Health care law I.
optional subjects

Health care law II.
Public health medicine IV.
Field and laboratory practice I.
Public health related questions of the young
Basics of quality assurance
optional subjects
Elective subjects

7th and 8th semesters

Health promotion
Nutritional health and food safety
Health care law III.
Field and laboratory practice II.
optional subjects
Elective subjects

Health management
Health care law IV.
Field and laboratory practice III.
elective subjects

Postgraduate opportunities

The University of Debrecen offers a lot of internationally competitive master courses among them the Master in Public Health course in English.
A new MSc course in Rehabilitation will be launched also for English-speaking students.


Public Health is a rapidly expanding field worldwide. The degree will open up a range of career opportunities throughout the world. It therefore
provides a base from which to proceed to a career in a wide range of health-related occupations or research.

Career opportunities

» health services, employment in research, surveillance, health promotion and/or enviromental health among other areas
» public health and related agencies such as cancer registries, food safety authorities, disease screening programmes
» community development
» international aid agencies
» the private sector with the pharmaceutical industry and man agement consultancies

How to apply

Application form can be downloaded from here. The following documents are to be attached to the application form:

  • a secondary school certificate or senior high school diploma
  • financial statement verifying that the applicant or his/her sponsor has adequate financial resources to cover the applicant's tuition fees and living expenses for the whole course of his/her studies in Debrecen, Hungary
  • recent medical certificate of general health status
  • short curriculum vitae
  • copies of relevant pages of passport
  • 4 recent photos
  • a cheque of 150 USD non-refundable registration fee

All above-mentioned documents are required to send to:
International Educational Centre 
H-4012 Debrecen, PO Box 48, Hungary
Phone: +36 52 447 751 or +36 52 423 783
Fax: +36 52 414 013
E-mail:, Web:

Further information can be required from the above-mentioned addresses or:
School of Public Health, Educational Office
Phone: +36 52 460 190 ext: 77417
Fax: +36 52 460 195

Deadline for application: 31 May.

Tuition fee

Registration fee: 150 USD (non refundable)
BSc in Public Health: 6,000 USD* (including students' handbooks, use of library and IT facilities)

Timetable 2015/2016/1.

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