Aula Medica

Master's Programme in Global Health

Master's Programme in Global Health

  • 60 credits
  • 1 years
  • Start of programme: Introductory week late August. Lectures begin 2 September, 2024.  
  • Degree: Master of Medical Science (60 credits) with a Major in Global Health  

The Master's Programme in Global Health focuses on the challenges that transcend national borders and has an impact on current as well as future generations. The programme will start as a one-year programme for the last time autumn 2024 and after that a two-year programme will start in autumn 2025.

Programme presentation

Global health integrates expertise and perspectives from the fields of public health, medicine, epidemiology, health economics, behavioural science, environmental sciences, and anthropology, among others. It gives you a new platform for research, education and information on health challenges faced by the world population.

This one-year programme has three parts. The core part gives students a common knowledge base. The advanced part has courses addressing different specific areas of global health such as communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health. The final part is a research project submitted as a thesis, which can be carried out in Sweden or in a low- or middle-income country where Karolinska Institutet has an existing collaboration.

Programme syllabus - read more about the learning objectives, content and structure of the programme

Programme web page - for current students on the programme or if you are interested in learning more

Career opportunities

After your studies, a potential field of work is within national or international organisations that work with low- or middle-income countries on issues related to poverty and health. You will also be eligible to apply for doctoral education (PhD).

Application Autumn 2024

  • Full time (100%), Lecturing in daytime
  • Study location: Solna
  • Language: English
  • Application deadline: 15 January 2024
  • Documentation deadline: 1 February 2024
  • Application code: KI-D1002

Specific entry requirements

A bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits. Check the country specific requirements for information on how to meet the requirement of a degree equivalent to at least 180 credits. Applicants who are in their final year may be conditionally admitted.

Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary school course English 6/English B. You must prove that you meet the English language requirement either through an internationally recognised test, previous university studies or upper secondary school studies. Instructions on how to document your English proficiency are available at


The selection is based on an overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications such as previous education, relevant work and/or research experience and statement of intent. Letters of recommendation are not required.

Applicants to Karolinska Institutet's global master's programmes are asked to complete a CV form that will be used in the selection process. In the CV form you will find instructions on how to certify your experiences. Only experiences which have been certified according to the instructions in the CV form, will be considered in the selection.

All documents must have reached University Admissions by the deadline for supporting documents 1 February 2024

Documentation requirements

Applicants with foreign academic credentials should follow the documentation requirements for master's applicants at

Applicants with Swedish academic credentials should follow the documentation requirements at

All documents must have reached University Admissions by the deadline for supporting documents 1 February 2024


The application is made through University Admissions in Sweden. The online application opens 16 October 2023.

Apply at


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: 180 000 SEK
First instalment: 90 000 SEK
Payment of fees

Application process

Read more on entry requirements, documentation requirements and the selection process at Admissions to Global Master's Programmes.


For information on the application process please contact the Admissions Office at Karolinska Institutet.

For more information about the programme and its outline, please contact:
Martin Gerdin Wärnberg, Programme Director,

Contact information for the central Study Guidance Office

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