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Application for the Master of Headache Disorders

Admission period for MHD 2018-2020 intake is now open. Application deadline 1 May 2018.

Available grants for the 2018-2020 intake

Deadline for application to single courses is 8 weeks prior to course start. Apply at the specific course page.

Note: If there are vacancies on the programme, it is possible to apply for acceptance after the deadline.

Admission criteria for the programme
  • The following bachelor and master’s degrees are directly qualifying for admission into the programme : Pharmacy, medicine, psychology, public health or equivalent qualifications within the field of health sciences, from a recognized higher education institution in Denmark or abroad. In addition to this, Bachelor’s degrees in Nursing and physiotherapy from a recognized higher education institution in Denmark (or the equivalent degrees from abroad) may also qualify for seeking admission into the programme.
    An applicant must submit certified copies of the degree certificates/diplomas and transcript of records. If the document is not in English, it must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
    A certified copy is a copy of the academic document with an original stamp from the higher education institution or any other recognized legal/public body. Only copies of academic documents bearing original stamps are accepted.

  • At least two years of work experience
    Have at least two years of relevant neurological work experience after having completed the qualifying course of study. Relevant work experience is clinical competences and work experience from pain medicine and/or within the headache area.

  • Proof of English proficiency
    Applicants for whom English is not the first language must submit a proof of English language proficiency equivalent to English B level (cf. Section 11 of the Danish Ministerial Order on Admission at Universities) or any of the following English language tests: International English Language Testing System (IELTS/Academic) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable score for the IELTS is 6.5; the minimum acceptable score for the TOEFL is 560 on the paper test, or 83 on the internet-based test.

  • Statistics
    can document knowledge of Statistics equivalent to high-school Mathematics level A*.

    *an applicant is expected to provide relevant documentation of knowledge and skills in Statistics equivalent to high school Mathematics level A or B. Proof or documentation can be completion of course or courses in Basic Statistics or similar titles. Alternatively one can provide a confirmation/certification from the employer that basic statistics is a competence required in the applicant's current line of work.

  • Statement of Motivation
    A one page statement about why you want to study in this programme/course.

  • Two Reference letters
    You must submit two letters of references- one professional and/or academic.

In addition, documented research experience or carrying out of a research project independently within the area will be an advantage for admission.

Admission to individual courses
Since all courses are followed by both students pursuing Master of Headache Disorders degree and students just enrolled for that particular course, it is required that the students applying for individual courses also live up to the criteria listed above.