Public Health Response in Disasters

  • 20 credits
  • Second cycle
  • Main field of study: Public Health in Disasters
  • Department of Global Public Health

Disasters are caused by hazards such as Covid-19, earthquakes, typhoons, floods and conflicts, but whether the hazard will develop into a disaster depends on several factors such as exposure, vulnerability, coping capacity and resilience. Throughout the history of mankind, we have been exposed to hazards, but thanks to reduced vulnerability the number of disaster deaths has gone down. This has been partly achieved through implementation of wise policies based on new knowledge and experience of global public health and disaster medicine. The current Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for increased understanding of the interactions between hazard and vulnerability in order to foster health system resilience to shocks.

Application Spring 2023

  • Full time (100%), Lecturing in daytime
  • Study location: Stockholm
  • 06 March 2023 - 04 June 2023
  • Language: English
  • Application deadline: 17 October 2022
  • Application code: KI-12005

Specific entry requirements

A professional degree of at least 120 credits in health care or medicine. In addition to this, two years of work experience within one of the above-mentioned professions is required (certified by the employer). Alternatively, a degree of at least 180 credits and for the field relevant work experience (such as humanitarian aid and international development organisations, certified by the employer/organisation). And proficiency in English equivalent to English B/English 6.


The selection is based on an overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications such as previous education, relevant work and/or research experience and letter of motivation. Read more on the merit assessment model for the freestanding course Public Health in Disasters Please submit your CV, letter of motivation, certification of employment, degree diplomas and transcript of records according to the instructions at All documents must have reached University Admissions by the deadline for the supporting documents 28th of October 2022. The first selection results will be published at your account at on the 9th of December 2022. You must reply to your admissions offer.


The application is made through University Admissions in Sweden.
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If you have citizenship within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. For further details:

Application fee

900 SEK

Tuition fee

Total amount: 66 667 SEK
First instalment: 66 667 SEK
Payment of fees


For more information about the course and its outline, please contact:
Anneli Eriksson,, +46 707 526465
Hannah von Reding,

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