Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences

Karolinska Institutet

Program Description

Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences

Karolinska Institutet

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Public health sciences promotes health and quality of life, prevents disease and improves health systems. The Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences provides a global perspective to the public health field and has a multidisciplinary approach. You choose between two different study tracks, detailed below.

Programme presentation

This track 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 policy. 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.

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Tracks

Health Economics, Policy and Management

This track 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 of this track are to give students a base for a career in the healthcare and pharmaceutical fields, enhance their existing set of health economics, management and policy skills, and help them gain theoretical and conceptual understanding of the function of the health sector.

The student will develop both theoretical and practical skills for analysing health and health care issues at the organizational and policy level.

Note that there a several introductory events during the week before the semester starts; more information can be found in the emails you have and will receive from Karolinska Institutet.

Public health epidemiology

This track offers advanced studies in epidemiology and its application within public health. The student will acquire in-depth knowledge of epidemiological methods, data acquisition and biostatistical methods, in order to develop the skills to describe, analyse and reflect upon a variety of public health issues.

Career opportunities

Graduates are well prepared for several positions in the private and public sectors, particularly authorities responsible for environmental and health issues, international work, or to proceed with further research and education.

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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 the English language should be documented by an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL: internet based (iBT) with a total score of at least 90 and minimum score of 20 in written test, paper based (PBT) with a total score of at least 575, and minimum score of 4.5 in written test, or IELTS (academic) with an overall mark of at least 6.5 and no band less than 5.5; or other documentation that according to regulations certifies the equivalence of English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school.

Selection

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.

Contact the Admissions Office at KI if you have any questions, admissions@ki.se

Application and tuition fees

If you have citizenship within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees.

Application fee

900 SEK

Tuition fee

  • Total amount: 360 000 SEK
  • First instalment: 90 000 SEK
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 18, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
360,000 SEK
Information
Deadline
Oct. 15, 2016
Start date Oct. 2016
Place
Sweden Stockholm
Application deadline Oct. 15, 2016
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 360,000 SEK
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