Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences

  • 120 credits
  • 2 years
  • Start of programme: Introductory week in late August. Lectures start 28 August 2017.  
  • Degree: Master of Science (120 credits) in Medical Science  

Public health sciences promotes health and quality of life, disease prevention and improvement of health systems. The Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences provides a global perspective to the public health field and has a multidisciplinary approach. The programme provides advanced studies in epidemiology and its application within public health. Introductory week in late August. Lectures begin 28 August, 2017.

Programme presentation

The programme 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 policies. 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.

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

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

Public Health Epidemiology, Autumn 2017

  • Full time (100%), Lecturing in daytime
  • Study location: Solna
  • Language: English
  • Application deadline: 16 January 2017
  • Application code: KI-D1005


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

Apply at

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 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 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

Applicants with Swedish academic credentials should follow the documentation requirements 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. 


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: 360 000 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:
Jette Möller, program director,, + 46 8 524 801 22

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.