The Master’s Degree in Health Promotion is based on the value of health as a fundamental human right and has equity, participation, the promotion of health literacy and individual and group capacity building as central axes.
It aims to develop skills at different levels in order to improve the capacity for intervention for change – individual, organizational, social, and political – leading to a greater freedom of informed choice, capacity for social transformation, and a better quality of life for all. Therefore, it is intended that students develop the knowledge and skills necessary for action in health promotion, namely in terms of planning, facilitating change, advocacy, mediation, communication and leadership, based on a base of ethical values and scientific evidence. It is also intended that they develop the capacity to investigate and contribute to the development of knowledge in health promotion.
It is aimed at graduates in health fields (understood in its broader sense) who are highly motivated to become a health promoter.
This master's degree was built over the years from international experience within the scope of the European Master in Health Promotion and as a specialization branch of the Master’s Degree in Public Health at NONA NSPH, having become autonomous. It consists of a coherent and integrating investment between education, practice, and research.
This course has been accredited by Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior (Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education) and the International Union for Health Promotion & Education.
Healthcare services | Local authorities (in their various fields of work, such as municipalities, Social Network or Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People at Risk, or initiatives for healthy ageing) | Education Sector | Social Welfare, in charities or other civic organizations | Designing programmes, planning, and developing projects in the Health Promotion field.
Recognized internationally, the Master's Degree in Health Promotion may provide access to specific careers in this field of knowledge, particularly in countries where it exists like the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States of America, and Australia.
Prof. Dr. Ana Rita Goes (Coordinator)
Prof. Dr. Isabel Loureiro (Assistant Coordinator)
Prof. Dr. Sónia Dias (Assistant Coordinator)
Tel.+351 217 512 169
|Fundamentals of Public Health||4|
|Action Strategies and Health Planning||4|
|Mental Health Promotion||3|
|Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in the Lifecycle||3|
|Health Law and Ethics||4|
|Social Research Methods in Health||4|
|Society, Health and Lifestyles||4|
|Local Governance and Health Promotion||4|
|Principles and Strategies in Health Promotion||4|
DURATION: 2 years [Oct 2020 - Jul 2022]
Mandatory Curricular Units
Thursday and Friday | 4:00 pm to 9:40 pm
Optional Curricular Units
Wednesday (afternoon) and/or Saturday (morning)
Monthly Research Seminars | Thursday
Application: 6th April - 3rd July
Selection: 6th July - 9th July
Registration: Until July 28 (and after list of admissions publication)
[Will only take place if the total number of vacancies is not filled in the 1st phase] Application: 4th August- 8th September
Selection: 10th September - 11th September
Registration: Until September 28 (and after list of admissions publication)
Applications take place on line by filling out an electronic form and annexing documents that attest to university degrees and other curricular elements deemed as relevant by the applicants.
The selection panel may request to see the original documents during the interview.
- University degree diploma in a field associated with health understood in its broader sense (i.e. nursing, medicine, communications, psychology, sociology, law, nutrition, human motor skills, biology, management, economics, political sciences, education sciences, and social welfare).
- Highly motivated to work in Health Promotion.
Applicants shall be assessed based on submitted documents and an interview. The following criteria shall be used:
- Final mark of the University Degree
- Academic, scientific, and professional curriculum
- Motivation for entering into this master's degree
This Degree must have a minimum of ten students and a maximum of 25.
Application fee - €51,00