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Health economists analyse resource use, health consequences and how to best use resources to maximise health gains. Until recently, most health economists have focused on healthcare delivery, but the need for health economic competence within public health practice and policy has become apparent.

Admitted to the programme

Here you will find everything you need to know before the programme starts.

While studying

Study one or two years

In the first year, students take courses in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, qualitative methods, health systems analysis and social pathways in public health, as well as one course in health economic evaluation methods.

Degree of Master of Science, 60 credits

After this first year, those who wish will be awarded the Degree of Master of Science (60 credits), Main Field of Study: Public Health. During the second year, students take another three courses in health economics and a number of elective courses either at our department or at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, including a thesis course.

Degree of Master of Science, 120 credits

After finishing two years of study, students will be awarded the Degree of Master of Science (120 credits), Main Field of Study: Public Health, Specialization: Health Economics.

Students with different backgrounds

Many of our students have a background in health or medical care. They are medical doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians or dentists. Many others have a background in social or behavioural sciences, such as economists, political scientists, psychologists and trained social workers.

As in public health practice, our programme brings together people with different backgrounds who share a common goal; to improve public health through health economic analysis. A number of scholarships are available for non-European students.

Teaching

Studying on the programme involves a high degree of independence, an active search for knowledge, problem solving and critical analyses using a scientific approach. The learning methods vary between individual study, group work, seminars and lectures. Course evaluations demonstrate that our students highly value the opportunity to study together with others from different educational and cultural backgrounds.

Enrolment on the programme guarantees a place on each of the programme courses. Some of the courses build on one another and should therefore be taken in a specific order.

This is an international programme with students coming from many countries. All teaching is done in English.

More information

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International admission round

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2019

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

A Bachelor’s degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university including 60 credits in Public Health, Health Care, Economics, Business Administration (controlling, entrepreneurship, financing, management, accounting), Health Pedagogy or another relevant field in social or behavioral science. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6 

Selection

Academic credits 

Application code

UMU-M3056

Application

Application deadline was 15 January 2019. The application period is closed.

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