Master's Programme in Global Health

  • 60 credits
  • 1 years
  • Start of programme: Introductory week late August. Lectures begin on 28 August 2017.  
  • Degree: Master of Science (60 credits) in Medical Science  

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.

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 provides a new platform for research, education and information on health challenges faced by the world population.

This one-year programme consists of three parts. The core part provides a common knowledge base for all students. The advanced part contains courses addressing different specific areas of global health such as human resource development, reproductive health and disaster preparedness. 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.

Courses and full description

Read more on how the programme is structured today at the programme website or read the full description in the programme syllabus.

Career opportunities

You have a potential field of work in national or international organisations that work with low or middle income countries around issues related to poverty and health. Upon completion of the programme you are also eligible to apply for doctoral education (PhD).

Autumn 2017

  • Full time (100%), Lecturing in daytime
  • Study location: Solna
  • Language: English
  • Application deadline: 16 January 2017
  • Application code: KI-D1002

Application

The application is made through University Admissions in Sweden. The online application opens 17 October 2016.

Apply at universityadmissions.se

Specific entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary school course English 6/English B.

Proficiency in the English language can be documented by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or other documentation that according to regulations certifies the equivalence of English 6/English B at Swedish upper secondary school.

Please read the information at universityadmissions.se on how to document your English language proficiency.

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

 

Selection

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.

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: 180 000 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, admissions@ki.se

For more information about the programme and its outline, please contact Asli Kulane, program director , asli.kulane@ki.se , +46 8 52 48 33 88

Master's Programme in Global Health

The Global Master's Programme in Global Health will give you a future dedicated to addressing the world's health challenges and focuses on how relevant research can contribute evidence to assist in meeting these challenges.

A day in the life of Caity Jackson, Global Health student from Canada

Student vloggers Adeeb and Dan have followed Caity Jackson, a student in 2013 in the master's programme in Global Health, for a day. This is her story!