The EMMPHID is aimed at a wide range of professionals who carry out or plan to develop their activity in the field of Public Health in emergency and disaster situation, both from the operational or research scope. This includes emergency and disaster aid workers from public or private agencies, staff of agencies and companies working in disaster prevention, response, recovery, rehabilitation and planning, members of international organizations, officials of ministries or Government offices related to civil defence and emergency, staff of non-governmental organizations, social researchers, etc.). The Master is available for a maximum of 30 places for highly qualified students. Candidates from any country are welcome to apply (see the Admission procedures and forms section). However, there are differences between European and Non-European candidates for the application process. Erasmus Mundus considers as European:
- Students who are nationals of one of the 27 EU Member States: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, UK, Sweden, Bulgaria, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania.
- Students who are nationals of one of the EEA-EFTA states: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
- Students who have resided or carried out their main activities (studies, work, etc.) for more than 12 months over the past five years (counted backward starting from the official deadline for application to the master) in any of the above listed countries.
All other students are considered as Non-European students, including candidates from: Switzerland, Turkey and the Western Balkan region (i.e. Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99, FYRoM, Montenegro and Serbia). To be eligible for the Master programme the applicant should fulfil these minimum requirements:
- Be holder of a recognized primary University degree in areas related to Health, Logistics or Sociology (a minimum of three years’ study at a university and of a minimum of 180 ECTS, or equivalent according to the regulations in the country of origin and to the European regulations).
- Candidates wishing to fulfil the study track at UCL will need to meet additional requirements. They should have carried out previous university studies of at least 240 ECTS, including the following minimum qualifications: Basic concepts in public health and epidemiological methods (4-9 ECTS), Introduction and basic principles in health sociology, psychology or economics (6-10 ECTS), Law and bioethics (3-5 ECTS), Special topics in public health and population sciences (3-12 ECTS), General approaches in public health, health promotion and health systems (4-9 ECTS), Principles of statistics (3-9 ECTS), General and financial management (4-10 ECTS), Environmental health (4-10 ECTS). The required topics described above can be presented in any combination equivalent to 60 ECTS. Of these, up to 7 ECTS could be in the form of a thesis or a term paper.
- In the letter of motivation please specify on the choice of the purpose or the desired option
- A double-sided photocopy of your completed upper secondary education or high school diploma and record of test scores from the final year of study attested by the diploma. This is mandatory by the Belgian law.
- A certificate stating the total number of credits previously followed training and the total number of credits per year of successful studies.
- Proficient in English. Applicants must have a good command in English. Applicants must prove a C1 English level (IELTS (minimum score of 6.0 with at least 5.0 point in each section); TOEFL (paper based) at least 575 points with 4.0 in the writing section; TOEFL (IBT) 79 points with at least 17 points in every section). Candidates from English speaking countries must provide an official letter from their University from which they graduated attesting that English is the media of instruction, to be assessed by Academic Committee..