A person’s right to the highest attainable standard of health has no geographical or social bounds. However, poverty and lack of democratic governance impede many people’s access to this right. In order to abolish health inequalities, global partnerships and the effective spread of knowledge are essential. We must therefore educate future public health experts who have a broad, interdisciplinary perspective and a will to participate in this global effort.
The Public Health programme’s focus is therefore cross-disciplinary with a consistent global perspective, and provides students with evidence-based knowledge, skills and tools necessary for policy-making as well as for field work. Course leaders and guest lecturers have substantial experience in a range of disciplinary and geographical contexts, and originate from countries such as Sweden, Ghana, Greece, Nigeria, India and USA. The diversity and experience of fellow students also contributes to the stimulating learning environment. As one student expressed it, “The class and teaching are a microcosm of the global context we’ll face in work life.”
The programme offers a sequence of courses covering three areas in the four semesters:
Health and Society: Global Public Health, Health Economics and Health Systems, Health Policy.
Theory of Science and Methodology: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Qualitative Research Methods, and thesis preparation.
Professional Development: Planning and Leadership, Health Promotion and Communication, Internship or elective courses (7.5 ECTS), Master's degree thesis.
Alumni are currently employed at a variety of top governing institutions such as national ministries of health, UNICEF, WHO, and various NGOs. The programme also provides preparation for PhD studies and an academic career.
Why Lund University?
Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked 70th in the QS World University Ranking 2015, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.
If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as the second best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.
The University is located in Lund - a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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Last updated May 26, 2016