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Master’s Degree in Public Health


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Prepare for management in the field of Public Health: problem solving, programme design, analysis of health situations.

  • Language: Spanish
  • Credits: 60 ECTS
  • Duration: 2 semesters (1 year)
  • Spaces available: 20
  • Modality: in-person
  • Academic Director: Inés Aguinaga Ontoso
  • Faculty or school: Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Where lessons take place: Pamplona



Master’s degree in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

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Why study the Master’s Degree in Public Health?

  • Teaching staff backed by proven teaching and research excellence. The UPNA is part of the Biomedical Research Centre of NavarraBiomed and the Institute for Health Research of Navarra (IdiSNA), and collaborates with the Hospital Complex of Navarra and public health organizations.
  • Innovative approach of the master's degree, focused on tackling the health of people as a group and not individually, in order to be able to influence the prevention of diseases
  • Small groups (maximum 20 people) 
  • Specialized and advanced training in public health, especially in the areas of: 
    • biostatistics,
    • epidemiology,
    • health services administration,
    • health education,
    • environment,
    • international health,
    • health sociology
  • Acquires knowledge in Public Health, mainly to:
    • Identify the health needs of the population.
    • Develop health policies and social responses to maintain, protect and promote health.
    • Ensure the provision of health services.
    • Reach the basic knowledge to be able to carry out epidemiological and public health research.
  • Access to the doctoral program of the UPNA Health Sciences
  • Internship in the health institutions of the Government of Navarra's Department of Health, Clínica University of Navarre and Pamplona City Council

You can do this master's degree with:


Training in competencies


From which degrees can I access the Master’s Degree in Public Health?

  • Diploma/bachelor's degree/bachelor's degree trained in Health Sciences
    • Medicine
    • Nursing 
    • Physiotherapy
    • Dentistry
  • Vet
  • Psychology
  • Pharmacy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Social work
  • Sociology
  • Economy
  • Law

What will I be able to work in when I finish the Master’s Degree in Public Health?

  • Regional (Health Departments, Public Health Agencies), central (Ministry of Health, Carlos III Health Institute, National Centre for Epidemiology, etc.) and local administration (food and environmental inspections).
  • International Organizations (WHO, European Union, ECDC,). NGOs Development cooperation.
  • Management of health centers, hospitals, regional and local social services. Management of health centers and services.
  • Pharmaceutical and food industry.
  • Consulting.
  • University teaching and research
  • Epidemiology.
  • Biostatistics.
  • Project Manager y Data Manager (research or R&D projects).
  • Clinical trial monitor
  • Access to the PhD program in Health Sciences

Learning outcomes / Competencies

Consult the learning outcomes (study programme 7402)

Consult the competencies (study programme 710)

Access and admission

Access requirements

To be admitted to the official Master's Degree courses, students must hold an official university degree issued by a higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area or in other countries which entitles them to access Master's degree courses in the country issuing the degree. 

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Specific criteria for the Master's degree

The Master's Degree Academic Committee is ultimately responsible for determining admission. 
If demand exceeds the number of places available, students will be admitted to this Master's Degree according to the following scale:

  • academic merits (4 points)
  • professional experience (3 points)
  • University teaching activity (3 points)

The score obtained is multiplied by a corrective factor according to the years of completion of the original degree (to achieve an appropriate balance between recent graduates and experienced professionals). Scale

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Fundación Carolina   Fundación Carolina offers grants to study this Master’s degree.