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About the programme

The Master of Headache Disorders is a continuing professional development programme for healthcare professionals.

E-learning prior to on-campus lectures

The programme requires a minimum of 6 individual visits to Copenhagen, Denmark over a two-year period:

  • Modules 1 to 4 are organized with an e-learning self-study period followed by one week of face-to-face sessions at University of Copenhagen.
  • Module 5 is a three week clinical course at the Danish Headache Centre.
  • Module 6 is the final module. This module is comprised of a master’s thesis, which is completed with an oral examination in Denmark.

This medical master’s programme consists of modules covering headache epidemiology, diagnosis, pathophysiological mechanisms, investigation and management, headache treatment organization, and research.

The programme is a part-time study programme, which makes it possible to combine it with a full-time job.

1. semester 2. semester

Module 1: Epidemiology and Diagnosis of Headache and Facial Pain

7.5 ECTS


Module 2: Mechanisms and Comorbidities of Headache and Facial Pain

7.5 ECTS

Module 3: Investigations and Management of Headache and Facial Pain

7.5 ECTS


Module 4: Organization of Headache Care and Clinical Practice

7.5 ECTS

3. semester 4. semester

Module 5: Clinical Course at a Specialized Headache Center

10 ECTS 

Module 6: Master’s thesis

20 ECTS