Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

The interdisciplinary bachelor’s program in Health Science considers human health in the context of the health system and current research conducted from a biomedical, psychological, and social perspective.

Department of Sport and Health Sciences

Key Data

Type of Study
  • Full Time
Required Language Proficiency Language of Instruction
  • Bilingual (German and English)
Main Locations
Admission Category Start of Degree Program
  • Winter Semester (October)
Standard Duration of Studies
(Number of Semesters)
  • 6 semesters fulltime
Credits Costs

Information on Degree Program

The core focus of the bachelor's program in Health Science is on human health. The aim is to consider and understand this from all relevant perspectives. The degree program is therefore based on five pillars:

  • bio(medical) perspective
  • psychological perspective
  • social perspective
  • context factor: health system
  • research

In this way, a comprehensive picture of the structure and functions of the human body and its psyche is conveyed. A further aspect concerns the consideration of internal and external influences and environmental variables.

For a comprehensive description of the program, please refer to the degree program documentation:

  • During the first three semesters, the fundamentals are conveyed that provide the basis for subsequent course content.
  • The forth semester is, as a rule, the one in which students complete their practical semester.
  • In the fifth and sixth semesters, the various perspectives from the five pillars are brought together in modules on problem-oriented learning and preventative programs as well as in the research projects.

The degree concludes with the bachelor’s thesis.

Required language skills for admission:

You need sufficient German language skills if you wish to apply for this program. Evidence of your language proficiency has to be submitted before the end of the application deadline. Learn more about recognized certificates and other ways to prove your German language skills.

This evidence of your language proficiency confirms that you comply with the minimum language requirements for admission to the program. Depending on the program and your individual background, it may be necessary for you to keep working on your language skills during your studies. Be sure to take a look at the services of our Language Center.   

Language of instruction:

The lectures and examinations of this course of studies are offered in both the German and English languages. During the first three semesters there are two modules which are held completely in the English language, and at least one other module will have both German and English components. There will be different main focuses depending on the topics and the module.

As a graduate, you possess a holistic understanding of the structure and functions of the human body. You are familiar with the influence of the psyche and can take into consideration external influences and environmental variables. 

Upon completing the bachelor's program in Health Science, professional opportunities arise in various sectors. These include prevention centers, pension providers, care and health insurance providers, the planning and administration of public health care, and research.  

Binding Regulations for Progression of Studies, Examinations and Application

Application and Admission

Admission requirements and the application procedure vary depending on the type of higher education entrance qualification you hold.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents.

If you receive an offer of admission, you will additionally have to submit individual documents as notarized hardcopies by post to be enrolled.

Generally, applicants with an international higher education entrance qualification must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.

In detail:

 

We may require additional documents depending on the type of educational background you earned and your country of origin. After accepting an offer of admission in TUMonline, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hardcopy for enrollment.

Application period for the winter semester: 15.05. – 15.07.

An application for the summer semester is only possible for higher subject semesters.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents. Please be aware that we can only process your application if you upload all required documents within the application period.

We will review your application as soon as it is complete. Please check your TUMonline account regularly, to see if we have any queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.

After receiving admission, you will see in TUMonline which documents you have to submit for enrollment, and in which form. Please note that you always have to send the signed application for enrollment and all notarized hardcopies by post.

We recommend that you submit the documents for enrollment as soon as possible after receiving admission. If individual documents are not available by then, you can submit them up to 5 weeks after the start of the lecture period. You will, however, only be enrolled once we have received all documents.

You can check the status of your application at any time in your TUMonline account.

Selection takes place through an aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment is a two-part procedure evaluating your ability to successfully manage the particular qualitative requirements of the bachelor’s program.

In the first stage, your overall secondary school grades, your grades in subject-specific courses, and any relevant practical experience or additional qualifications will be evaluated using a point system. Depending on the amount of points accumulated, applicants are either immediately admitted, rejected or invited to an admissions interview.

The online application process takes place through our application portal TUMonline.

An industrial internship of 20 weeks is part of the degree program. 

What are my options after earning this degree?

After successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, you are able to enter a profession. The team at Alumni & Career can assist you with questions regarding professional orientation, job search and job application.

After earning their bachelor’s degree, many students go on to pursue a master’s degree. These programs allow you to deepen your disciplinary knowledge or to expand it with a new field of study. The Student Academic Advising Office can assist you in selecting an appropriate master’s program. 

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