Master's Programme in Health Economics, Policy and Management

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

The Master's Programme in Health Economics, Policy and Management provides a global perspective to the medical management field and has a multidisciplinary approach. Medical management addresses how resources in the form of competence, knowledge, material and other assets can best be used and developed to improve human health.

Programme presentation

The programme 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 are to enhance their existing knowledge and skills of health economics, management and policy, and to help them gain theoretical and conceptual understanding of the function of the health sector.

Programme website

Read more on how the Master's Programme in Health Economics, Policy and Management is structured today. Please note that this might be subject to changes.

Career opportunities

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

Autumn 2017

  • Full time (100%), Lecturing in daytime
  • Study location: Solna
  • Language: English
  • Application deadline: 16 January 2017
  • Application code: KI-D1004


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

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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

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.


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 Niklas Zethraeus , , +46-8-524 860 97