Course in Public Health

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

Program Description

Course in Public Health

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

Course - Public Health

Umeå University welcomes qualified students from Brazil as part of the Science without Borders (Ciência sem Fronteiras) programme.

Science without Borders is a Brazilian Government scholarship programme which aims to send 100,000 Brazilians in overseas higher education institutions over the next four years to study in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and creative industries at universities across the world.

During the 2013 and 2014, higher education institutions in Sweden will welcome a total of over 2,000 Brazilian students.Seats will beavailable at the undergraduate and postgraduate (master) level.

Are you interested in the relations between social conditions and health? Do you want to promote health and prevent diseases? Then you should consider our course package in Public Health. It includes courses on global health conditions, health systems analysis and methods for carrying out public health work.

By nature, Public Health is multidisciplinary, drawing on social sciences and medicine, using qualitative and quantitative methods to identify and assess specific health risks before designing and implementing effective public health strategies.

Traditionally drawing on the fields of microbiology, entomology, parasitology and the management and control of infectious diseases, in today's globalised world we are increasingly facing new public health challenges involving causation and prevention of chronic diseases.

The course package in Public Health includes a number of courses on global health conditions, on health systems analysis, on the relations between social conditions and health and on the methods that you need to carry out public health work.

The programme provides public health practitioners and researchers with the skills required to understand, and ultimately help improve and maintain the health status of the population.

We have many students from low and middle income countries. This makes up an exciting study environment where people with a different educational and cultural background meet.

All of the courses are given in English.

Special requirements

  • A higher education with a major in Public Health, Health Care or a relevant field in social science.

  • English: IELTS/TOEFL 5,5/60.

Tuition fee

The tution fee for the course package, 60 ECTS:
 SEK 140 000

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 10, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
10 months
Full time
140,000 SEK
Start date Oct. 2016
Sweden Umeå
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 10 months
Price 140,000 SEK