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Master's Programme in Global Health

Are you interested in social, economic and health-related poverty issues and human rights? Do you want to work to reduce absolute poverty and to improve health equity? Then this is the programme for you!

The purpose of this programme is to study global health and global development from an interdisciplinary perspective so that after completing the programme, you will be able to analyse and problematise the spreading of unequal health and be able to carry out interventions.

Sustainable development, human rights and power structures related to age, gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic groups are integrated into the programme. You will be equipped with knowledge and skills that will make you suitable for a professional career within government, private and ideas-driven organisations at international, national and local level.

The programme is run by four faculties in collaboration. The Department of Medicine is responsible for the programme.


The programme comprises full-time study and is aimed at students who hold a Bachelor’s degree worth 180 credits in a social sciences/health sciences/economics/arts main area, or a professional qualification and who are interested in specialising in the field of global health. The programme is given entirely in English and has an international intake.

The courses included in the Master’s programme are:

  • Global health challenges in an interdisciplinary context, 15 HEC
  • Quantitative and qualitative methods, 15 HEC
  • Governing health and illness in a global perspective, 15 HEC
  • Global health economics, 15 HEC
  • Disease prevention and health promotion in vulnerable groups; strategies and methods, 15 HEC
  • Social epidemiology and biostatistics, 15 HEC
  • Degree project in global health, 30 HEC

Qualification: Master of Medicine in Global Health

Entrance requirements and application

Basic entrance requirements
In order to be accepted for the Master’s Programme in Global Health, students must meet the basic entrance requirements, hold a Bachelor’s degree worth 180 credits in a social sciences/health sciences/economics/arts main area or equivalent and English B/English 6 at upper secondary level or equivalent IELTS 6.5 where no section may be less than 5.5, or TOEFL 575 points, TWE 4.5 points.

On this page to the right you will find our CV template in pdf. Only applications using this template will be considered. A complete CV template contains your Education, Ambition and Initiative, Work Experience, Research Experience, and a Letter of Intent.

Tuition fees

Swedish and foreign students who are citizens of an EU country are not charged tuition fees. Students from countries outside the EU pay a fee of SEK 134,700 per academic year.

Students from partner universities, where formal agreements have been signed, are exempt from course fees. Students from countries outside the EU will be able to apply for a grant, in competition with other applicants.

Entrance requirements and application

Study Counseling

Cecilia Flodén Alm
031-786 3653

Programme overview

Programme syllabus



CV template for application to the programme in pdf

Only applications using this template will be considered.

Admissions are made every autumn term.

Apply via antagning.se latest 15 April if you have a Swedish Bachelor’s degree.

Apply via universityadmissions.se latest 15 January if you have an international Bachelor’s degree.

Welcome services

Welcome Services offer services for visiting researchers, international faculty, staff and students in matters concerning the arrival to and the stay at the University.

Page Manager: Katarina Englund|Last update: 1/2/2018

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