Postgraduate Programmes at Swiss TPH: Excellence in Global Health and Management

Embark on a transformative journey with Swiss TPH, a world-leading institute in global health with a history of teaching and training since 1944. We offer a unique competency-based learning experience in diverse fields such as international health, epidemiology, public health, clinical practice and management.

Join Swiss TPH to become the next generation of health leaders and make a lasting impact on global health.

At the postgraduate level, Swiss TPH offers professional certificate (CAS), diploma (DAS) and master's (MAS) programmes tailored to boost your career in global health and management.

Our wide range of clinical, management and global health short courses are designed to deepen your expertise and equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in today's dynamic health landscape.

Benefit from our highly qualified teaching faculty, our practice-oriented approach and our commitment to innovative learning formats.

Swiss TPH is an associated institute of the University of Basel, the oldest university in Switzerland. As a student, you will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities at Swiss TPH’s new headquarters in a dynamic life sciences and biotechnology hub in Allschwil, near Basel.

During the courses and programmes, you will benefit from our highly experienced teaching faculty and an excellent staff-student ratio. We also offer individual support and supervision to tailor the programmes to your needs and interests.

Modular attendance and distance learning options give you the flexibility to fit your postgraduate education around your professional life and career goals. Financial support in the form of scholarships is available for some courses.

Health professionals from all over the world attend our postgraduate programmes and courses. By bringing together people from different professional backgrounds and countries, Swiss TPH’s international courses create an environment of mutual learning and exchange of experiences. With the centre of Basel just 10 minutes away by public transport, cultural and sporting activities allow you to socialise beyond the classroom.

Our vibrant student community, our extensive alumni network and our strong links with partner organisations worldwide provide a wealth of opportunities for networking. Swiss TPH is also an active participant in national and international education that enable collaboration, knowledge sharing and mobility across borders.

“I have grown so much when I was doing the MBA. I have learned on how to manage different resources including financial and human. Moreover, I have improved my management and leadership skills. As a director of health I can clearly see the application of this course to my position and my daily routines. I sincerely thank Swiss TPH and University of Basel for this great opportunity for my country, my institution and myself.”

Dr. med. Ntuli A. Kapologwe

Current Director of Health at President's Office-Regional Administration and Local Government in Tanzania (Medical Doctor)

To apply for a postgraduate programme at Swiss TPH, submit your application using our online form, along with the required documents and supporting materials.

Each programme has specific entry requirements, including minimum qualifications and language proficiency. Programme-specific criteria may also apply. The application process follows a set timeline for submission, assessment and acceptance.

Frequently Asked Questions

This depends on the course. Please check the specifications on the page of the selected course.

For most courses, evidence of two years of professional experience in a field significantly related to the specific subject areas is a prerequisite. Courses taught in English require sufficient English language skills (TOEFL Paper 550, TOEFL Computer 213, TOEFL Internet 79-80, IELTS 6.0 or completed higher education in English).

Most of our postgraduate programmes are taught in English, but we also offer some courses in German and French.

Course fees and associated costs depend on the course or programme you choose. You can find more information about the costs on the individual programme pages.

Scholarships are available for some courses. You can find more information about funding opportunities on the pages of the respective programmes.

The application of knowledge to real-life situations is a key feature of our practice-oriented training approach. Case studies and practical exercises enrich our postgraduate programmes and foster professional skills in systemic problem analysis, solution-oriented intervention design and critical reflection on complex issues. However, we do not offer internships as part of our postgraduate programmes.

Our facilitators and administrative staff are available to assist you with any issues related to your studies at Swiss TPH.

Our public cafeteria and the library services are available to all students, including access to equipped workstations for use during the day.

For students enrolled at the University of Basel, the UNIcard serves as a student ID with the following functions:

  • Access badge
  • Library card
  • UNIprint function
  • UNIsport ID card

The postgraduate programmes at Swiss TPH offer excellent career prospects and networking opportunities. With a global network and a diverse student body, students benefit from valuable connections and exposure to different perspectives. Our annual Alumni Day facilitates knowledge exchange and networking with successful graduates. Our courses not only advance the careers of students already in the field, but also provide a solid foundation for those seeking to enter the health sector. Training in leadership and managerial skills ensures that students are well equipped to excel in their chosen careers. Participants take on new responsibilities in their field or move into new roles with UN agencies, pharmaceutical companies, international organisations, hospitals, governments or NGOs.

Ideally, you join our programmes in person at our headquarters in Allschwil, Switzerland, to get the most out of interacting with other students and facilitators. However, for most of our postgraduate programmes and courses, we offer hybrid options that allow you to participate online. Please check the individual course websites for more details.

Each year, we welcome students from all over the world. Over the past 10 years, students from more than 80 nations have come to Swiss TPH, giving them the opportunity to exchange ideas across borders and gain an understanding of the health challenges facing local communities around the globe.

Contact us directly by email at, by phone on +41 (0)61 284 82 80 or join us at one of our online information sessions. We are here to answer your questions and provide you with the information you need to choose the most suitable programme or course for you.

Participation in our postgraduate programmes opens the door to a wide range of career opportunities, enabling professionals to excel in today's dynamic healthcare landscape. We look forward to supporting you on your journey. (Karin Gross, Head of the Professional Postgraduate Training Unit)