MSc in Medical Sciences, Public Health

Lund University

Program Description

MSc in Medical Sciences, Public Health

Lund University

Programme overview

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 the will to participate in this global effort.

The programme’s focus is therefore cross-disciplinary with a consistent global perspective, and provides students with evidence-based knowledge, and the skills and tools necessary for conducting research, policy-making and 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, Brazil, Canada, India and the 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.”

Programme modules/courses

The programme offers gradual specialisation in three principal areas:

• Health and Society: Global Public Health, Health Economics and Health Systems, Health Policy

• Theory of Science and Methods of Public Health Science: Epidemiology and Public Health Methodology, Applied Public Health ResearchMethods, Independent Project

• Professional Development: Planning and Leadership in Public Health, Health Promotion, elective course/internship

A work placement (internship) is provided in the form of an elective course. Further elective courses may be included in the programme.

Career prospects

Alumni of the Master’s programme in Public Health are currently employed at a variety of top governing institutions such as national ministries of health, UNICEF, Global Fund, WHO, and various NGOs. In addition, the programme provides preparation for PhD studies and an academic career. On the programme webpage you can follow alumni stories to get an idea of possible career opportunities after graduation.

Read more about this programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/public-health

Why Lund University?

Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Rankings 2017/2018, 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 one of the 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 at www.lunduniversity.lu.se

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 16, 2017
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Sept. 2018
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2 years
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