Practical orientation

Practically oriented research

Syllabus (I4574-1)

The Master's programme is characterised by the combination of scientific research and practice-oriented application. The scientific and methodological competences gained can be directly applied in practice-oriented research projects. Valuable contacts to companies, organisations and research institutions can thus already be established during the degree programme. In addition, the faculty is one of the strongest in research at the university. Students therefore benefit from Internal link opens in the same window:current research activities.

Projects during the degree programme - the best preparation for professional life

The Research Project module, which gives students the opportunity to work on a concrete problem over two semesters - often in cooperation with one of our many practice partners - is an optimal preparation for future professional activities and is just one example of practical transfer during the degree programme.


    Specialists in health promotion

    The master's programme qualifies our students to develop, implement and evaluate (or optimise existing) needs-based and evidence-based concepts of individual and setting-based health promotion. Graduates become specialists for practical application and research in all areas of health promotion.



    Profile development

    Room for individuality

    The interdisciplinary range of elective subjects, the choice of research projects, and the selection of the thesis topic allow for an individual profile formation in future-oriented subfields:

    • Community health promotion/health promotion in rural areas
    • Health promotion in a global context (Global Health)
    • Digitalisation in the healthcare sector (e-health)
    • Workplace health management (BGM)
    • Health services research and epidemiology

    The study modules can be found in the "Study contents" table (below).

    Study and Examinations Regulations

    Learning outcomes

    Learning outcomes - subject knowledge and skills

    • Theory and practice of health promotion based on scientific, methodological and empirical principles and methods.
    • Ability to understand specialist areas of prevention and health promotion in interdisciplinary global and regional contexts, and to identify and analyze related problems and challenges. Focus is on rural areas and on certain aspects of globalization.
    • Deep understanding of and specialist skills necessary to analyze multifactor influences on health and disease and to evaluate ways in which existing health provision can be optimized under everyday conditions.
    • Ability to use planning skills to contribute to quality improvement and effectiveness of individual and settings-based (in everyday life and in a work environment) health promotion activities.
    • Ability to analyze and evaluate potential and relevant areas of application of digital and assistive technologies to promote health. Deep knowledge of theory and processes in the design, evaluation and needs-related application of assistive technnologies in everyday life and in a work environment.

    Learning outcomes - transferable skills

    • Ability to cooperate with external partners from academia and the working world.
    • Ability to build interdisciplinary networks and promote the transfer of knowledge between theory and practice.
    • Ability to formulate specialist standpoints and solutions to problems for colleagues and external persons in both English and German, and to present and discuss these.

    Learning outcomes - employability skills

    • Knowledge and analytical skills necessary for application-oriented research.
    • Comprehensive theoretical and practical competences to carry out work in settings-based and individual health promotion (application and process consulting).
    • Ability to meet changing demands of specialists and management in authorities and organizations through strong theoretical and interdisciplinary qualifications.