Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)


Study at KIT: Make a difference

While health improves globally, many are still being left behind through inequality. At KIT Health, we are committed to help narrow this gap. With a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, educators and advisors we are an innovative player in international and public health.

KIT (Royal Tropical Institute) equips health professionals to address public health challenges around the world. We offer master programs and advanced courses at our training facilities in Amsterdam and through e-learning. In addition we conduct regional, tailor-made training programs in countries around the world. By bringing together people from different countries and regions, KIT’s international courses create a forum for linking and exchanging experiences among a broad range of development practitioners.

Impact: Leaders in global health

Our training programs respond to current global developments in the health field. KIT’s courses are known for their practical applicability, the multidisciplinary approach and the interactive, participatory training methods.

Our training programs are aimed at developing effective leaders that that create impact in their home countries. Alumni of KIT obtain higher positions after graduating and contribute to health policy at district, regional and national level. They also pass on their knowledge to colleagues and local health professionals, and by teaching at universities and training institutes. As such we have a broad-based impact.

In the past fifty years, over 3000 health professionals have studied at KIT. We are proud to be part of their professional journey in becoming leaders in health around the globe. Accreditation

KIT’s Masters courses are given in cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and are accredited the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO

In addition advanced courses are all accredited by tropEd, an international network of institutions for higher education in international health.

Why study at KIT?

  • Up-to-date approach to complex public health issues
  • Practice-oriented
  • Exchange between disciplines
  • Interactive education
  • Development of personal and professional competencies
  • Network building
  • Personal tutoring
  • Participants from diverse backgrounds and countries
  • Teaching by highly qualified specialists
  • Positively reviewed by tropEd
  • KIT: international centre of excellence in international health and development
  • Accredited by NVAO
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Erasmus+ Master in International Health

Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Erasmus+ Master in International Health blended programme is a one year full time programme that requires you to only be 3 months away from home. It consists of three months core course at KIT after which advanced modules and thesis are done by e-learning at KIT in Amsterdam, Queen Margaret University, and Bergen University. [+]

Do you want to study a master’s programme but are you not able to leave your job or home for a year? This new master’s programme given by KIT, University of Bergen and Queen Margaret University offers an ideal solution so you can benefit from a balanced blended teaching programme which is given partly on location and partly by innovative distance learning methods. The Erasmus+ blended master programme is a one year full time programme that requires you to only be 3 months away from home. It consists of three months core course at KIT after which advanced modules and thesis are done by e-learning at the three institutes. The Erasmus+ Master in International Health has a special focus on Human Resources for Health in Low and Middle income countries. The programme is taken in the following order: A. Core Course (20 ECTS) KIT (Royal Tropical Institute): Netherlands Course in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (on location, Amsterdam) B. Advanced Modules (20 ECTS) KIT (Royal Tropical Institute): Human Resources for Health (e-learning) Queen Margaret University: Emerging challenges in the Global health Workforce (e-learning) University of Bergen: Applied economic evaluation in Health Care (e-learning) Queen Margaret University: Research Design and Proposal Writing (e-learning) C. Thesis (20 ECTS) KIT (Royal Tropical Institute): Thesis (supervision from a distance) Detailed course programme A. Core course The core course, Netherlands Course in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (NTC), takes place on location at KIT in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 12 September- 16 December 2016. This course covers the basics on a wide range of topics that participants need to follow the advanced modules and complete their thesis. The course consists of 5 modules: introduction, determinants of health, health problems, basic research methods and health systems. For a more detailed description see: The Netherlands Course in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (NTC) . Collaborating institutes in Erasmus+ Erasmus+ is a collaboration with the Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh), Royal Tropical Institute (KIT, Amsterdam) and the Centre for International Health (University of Bergen). We deliver innovative e-learning and teaching through strategic partnerships in Global Health Education. By blending face to face learning with e-learning and creating access to high quality digital content across the institutions in Scotland, the Netherlands and Norway, we are able to offer an effective training in line with needs of many mid career professionals that are unable to leave home for one year full time. Scholarships There are a limited number of Erasmus Scholarships available for this programme. For more information about this programme and scholarship visit our website or contact us by e-mail. [-]


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