Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences

  • 120 credits
  • 2 years
  • Start of programme: Introductory week in late August. Lectures begin 29 August 2016.  
  • Degree: Master of Science (120 credits) in Medical Science  

Public health sciences promotes health and quality of life, prevents disease and improves health systems. The Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences provides a global perspective to the public health field and has a multidisciplinary approach. You choose between two different study tracks, detailed below.
 

Programme presentation

Public Health Epidemiology
This track provides advanced studies in epidemiology and its application within public health. Students will acquire in-depth knowledge of epidemiological and statistical methods, data acquisition and management, and methods for outcome assessment of public health interventions and policy. The focus is 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.

Health Economics, Policy and Management
This track provides an opportunity for students to develop theoretical and practical skills for analysing health and healthcare issues at the organisational and policy level. The objectives of this track are to give students a base for a career in the healthcare and pharmaceutical fields, enhance their existing set of health economics, management and policy skills, and help them gain theoretical and conceptual understanding of the function of the health sector.

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.

Contact the Admissions Office at KI if you have any questions, admissions@ki.se

Career opportunities

Graduates are well prepared for several positions in the private and public sectors, particularly authorities responsible for environmental and health issues, international work, or to proceed with further research and education.

Public Health Epidemiology, Autumn 2016

  • Full time (100%), Lecturing in daytime
  • Study location: Solna
  • Language: English
  • Application deadline: 15 January 2016
  • Application code: KI-D1004

Application

The online application opens 16 October 2015.

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 in public health science, healthcare or other relevant social sciences subject area.

Proficiency in the English language should be documented by an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL: internet based (iBT) with a total score of at least 90 and minimum score of 20 in written test, paper based (PBT) with a total score of at least 575, and minimum score of 4.5 in written test, or IELTS (academic) with an overall mark of at least 6.5 and no band less than 5.5; or other documentation that according to regulations certifies the equivalence of English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school.

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.

Contact the Admissions Office at KI if you have any questions, admissions@ki.se

Application and tuition 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 Economics, Policy and Management, Autumn 2016

  • Full time (100%), Lecturing in daytime
  • Study location: Solna
  • Language: English
  • Application deadline: 15 January 2016
  • Application code: KI-D1005

Application

The online application opens 16 October 2015.

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 in public health science, healthcare or other relevant social sciences subject area.

Proficiency in the English language should be documented by an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL: internet based (iBT) with a total score of at least 90 and minimum score of 20 in written test, paper based (PBT) with a total score of at least 575, and minimum score of 4.5 in written test, or IELTS (academic) with an overall mark of at least 6.5 and no band less than 5.5; or other documentation that according to regulations certifies the equivalence of English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school.

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.

Contact the Admissions Office at KI if you have any questions, admissions@ki.se

Application and tuition 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

Contact

For more information about the course and its outline, please contact Jette Möller (Epidemiology) , jette.moller@ki.se , +46-8-524 801 22
Niklas Zethraeus (HEPM) , Niklas.Zethraeus@ki.se , +46-8-524 860 97

If you have questions about application and admission procedures please visit

Application and Admission.

Programme website

Master's programme in Public Health Sciences

The Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences gives you insight into both local and global public health challenges, with the aim of improving the health of the world's population.