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Ground plan

Applied Care Research (M.Sc.)

Study location

Study location




Healthcare and Nursing

Academic degree

Academic degree

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Start of the degree programme

Start of the degree programme

summer semester

Standard period of study

Standard period of study

4 semesters

Application period

Application period

online 01.12. - 15.01.

Dean of Faculty

Dean of Faculty

Prof. Dr. Anita Hausen

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Profile of the degree programme

The Master's degree programme in "Applied Care Research" combines research and application by conveying comprehensive methods of care research, research and care ethics, and innovation science, while at the same time providing an extensive range of options for putting the acquired skills into practice. The research in various fields of healthcare, supervised by professors, is a unique feature of the degree programme. Here, experts are trained who are able to conduct practice-relevant research at a high level, but who can also implement new care concepts in real life practice.

Structure of the curriculum

The research-orientated degree programme provides in-depth theoretical and methodological skills which enable graduates to develop, implement and evaluate innovative care approaches in healthcare. It concludes with the awarding of the academic degree of Master of Science (M.Sc.).


In order to ease entry into the programme, we offer a one-day preparatory course before the start of the studies, which covers basic methodological and statistical skills. This makes it easier for students from other universities.


The Master's degree programme in Applied Care Research is a part-time degree programme over 4 semesters, including the Master's thesis. The workload per semester is 75% of a full-time degree programme, totalling 90 ECTS credit points (CP). The degree programme consists of course time spent in attendance at the university, self-study units and practical units, which are taught in a total of 12 modules.



  • If required: methodical preparatory course on data collection and simple evaluation methods
  • Anthropology, theory of science
  • Qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Care and implementation sciences

Healthcare concepts:

  • Healthcare systems research
  • Care research
  • Forms of care and control
  • Compulsory electives (2 out of 3 modules): technical innovations and e-health, regionally-differentiated care needs and concepts, age-differentiated care needs and concepts


  • Research and care ethics

Management and law:

  • The legal basis for the structure/organisation of the care sectors
  • Business planning in the health sector

Practical modules:

  • 2 practical modules

Master’s thesis:

  • Colloquium
  • Master’s thesis

Prospects & perspectives

What you will be able to do after studying:

  • You will be able to develop ideas for improved care and scientifically evaluate and supervise the implementation of your ideas in practice
  • You will be able to analyse care forms and pathways
  • You will possess extensive research skills, to be able to work in projects and scientific divisions, or join a doctoral degree programme
  • You will be able to independently carry out care and nursing research in research institutions and universities

Career paths and options:

Graduates of the nursing science Master's degree programme can become involved in research and development in healthcare, or follow a scientific career path.


Career perspectives

  • Analysis and development of new care opportunities in inpatient and outpatient facilities, in the community and in other areas of healthcare
  • Independent execution of care research, e.g. in hospitals, nursing care facilities for the elderly and other healthcare settings
  • Analysis and evaluation of care forms and pathways in ministries, government agencies and associations

Scientific perspectives

  • Participation in research projects at universities and research institutions
  • Doctoral research, e.g. at a partner university
  • There is the opportunity for cooperative doctoral research

Applications & admission

We offer 25 places on the course each summer semester. Admission requirements for the consecutive Master's degree programme in Applied Care Research are:


Successful completion of a nursing or health sciences Bachelor's or Diplom degree programme, or a degree in a related field of study of at least 6 semesters (full-time equivalent), with an overall examination grade of at least 2.5, and ECTS credits gained during these prior studies of 210 CP. People who only have 180 CP at the point of application can be admitted on probation, and must earn an additional 30 CP in the first two semesters by completing relevant courses.


The degree programme is also suitable for students from the fields of physiotherapy, speech therapy (logopaedics), midwifery/obstetrics or medicine. 


Please note that applications are only possible online and during the application period. If you have a foreign higher education entrance qualification or a foreign university degree, and wish to apply for a Bachelor's degree programme at the KSH Munich, you must first have your foreign certificates checked by the external service provider uni-assist e.V.. The pre-evaluation documentation obtained from uni-assist e.V. must be submitted together with the application documents. For more information, please see the section on Information for Foreign Applicants.


For further information about the degree programme, please refer to the German pages about the Applied Care Research (M.Sc.) course, or ask the contact person at the Dean's Office.

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