Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences

Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences

  • 120 credits
  • 2 years
  • Start of programme: Introductory week late August. Lectures begin 28 August 2023.  
  • Degree: Degree of Master of Medical Science (120 credits) with a Major in Public Health Sciences  

Public Health Sciences promote evidence-based practices in the field of health and quality of life, disease prevention and improvement of health systems. The Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences has a multidisciplinary approach and a global perspective. The programme offers two areas of specialisation; Public Health Epidemiology, and Health Promotion and Prevention.

Programme presentation

The programme gives you the possibility to develop a scientific approach and a good theoretical understanding of Public Health Sciences as well as for the chosen specialisation in Public Health Epidemiology or Health Promotion and Prevention.

Both tracks include advanced studies in epidemiology, biostatistics as well as methods outcome evaluation of interventions. Common courses also include concepts and theories in Public Health Sciences, qualitative approaches and project management. The track in Public Health Epidemiology has a further focus on applied epidemiology in order to develop the skills to describe, analyse and reflect upon a variety of public health issues and to critically review epidemiological studies. For the track in Health Promotion and Prevention the emphasis lies on applying methods for health promotion and preventive actions in order to develop skills in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating health interventions at both individual and structural levels.

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

Graduates are well prepared for a variety of positions in the private and public sectors, particularly within authorities responsible for environmental and health issues, both in Sweden and abroad. The programme gives a solid foundation for graduates wishing to continue with studies at doctoral level (PhD).

Public Health Epidemiology, Application Autumn 2023

  • Full time (100%), Lecturing in daytime
  • Study location: Solna
  • Language: English
  • Application deadline: 16 January 2023
  • Documentation deadline: 1 February 2023
  • Application code: KI-D1005

Specific entry requirements

A bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in public health science, healthcare or other relevant social sciences subject area. 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 universityadmissions.se.

Selection

The selection is based on an overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications such as previous education, relevant work and/or research experience. 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 2023.

Documentation requirements

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

Applicants with Swedish academic credentials should follow the documentation requirements at antagning.se

All documents must have reached University Admissions by the deadline for supporting documents 1 February 2023

Application

The application is made through University Admissions in Sweden. The online application opens 17 October 2022.

Apply at universityadmissions.se

Fees

If you have citizenship within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. For further details: universityadmissions.se.

Application fee

900 SEK

Tuition fee

Total amount: 360 000 SEK
First instalment: 90 000 SEK
Payment of fees
Scholarships

Health Promotion and Prevention, Application Autumn 2023

  • Full time (100%), Lecturing in daytime
  • Study location: Solna
  • Language: English
  • Application deadline: 16 January 2023
  • Documentation deadline: 1 February 2023
  • Application code: KI-D1008

Specific entry requirements

A bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in public health science, healthcare or other relevant social sciences subject area. 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 universityadmissions.se.

Selection

The selection is based on an overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications such as previous education, relevant work and/or research experience. 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 2023.

Documentation requirements

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

Applicants with Swedish academic credentials should follow the documentation requirements at antagning.se

All documents must have reached University Admissions by the deadline for supporting documents 1 February 2023

Application

The application is made through University Admissions in Sweden. The online application opens 17 October 2022.

Apply at universityadmissions.se

Fees

If you have citizenship within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. For further details: universityadmissions.se.

Application fee

900 SEK

Tuition fee

Total amount: 360 000 SEK
First instalment: 90 000 SEK
Payment of fees
Scholarships

Application process

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

Contact

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:
Program Director Jette Möller, Jette.Moller@ki.se
Lena Björk, lena.bjork@ki.se

Contact information for the central Study Guidance Office

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