Since 1991, this programme has attracted students from more than 70 different countries in Asia, Africa, Europe (including Sweden) and North and South America. This global recruitment has become an important influence on our teaching and research, with Swedish and international public health professionals learning from one another.
Admitted to the programme
Here you will find everything you need to know before the programme starts.
Studying on the programme means an active search for knowledge, problem solving and critical analyses based on a scientific approach. The working methods vary between individual study work, group work, seminars and lectures. In the evaluations we have done, students have expressed great satisfaction with the cooperation between students from a different educational and cultural background.
A student in either of the programmes has of course a guaranteed enrolment in all of the programme courses. Some of the courses build on one another and should therefore be taken in a specific order.
Our programmes are international programmes with students coming from many countries. All teaching is done in English.
Study one or two years
The programme comprises 120 credits (two years). However, for those that have been accepted to the two year programme, it is still possible to graduate after one year should one wish to do so. The degree will then be “Master of Science (60 credits). Main field of study: Public Health”.
The one year programme comprises the first two semesters. In the later part of the second semester, time is set aside for thesis work, which gives 15 credits. In the two year programme students can choose between doing two master theses, each comprising 15 credits, or do one thesis comprising 30 credits.
A Bachelor’s degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university with a major in Public Health, Health Care or a relevant field in social or behavioral science. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.
Priority is given to students with at least two years of work experience within a field relevant to Public Health. Following this, applicants are ranked according to the number of academic credits.
Application deadline was 15 January 2019. The application period is closed.