Master in Public Health

General

Program Description

A Master’s degree in the Public Health Sciences, within the field of health and welfare, will give you in-depth knowledge of how our everyday habits affect our health, as well as of preventive and health-promoting work. You will learn to follow the development of health as well as to identify the factors affecting our health. Sustainable development is a central and recurring theme of the program.

The program

You will acquire in-depth knowledge of how everyday habits and factors of equality affect our opportunities of developing sustainable health. You will also learn how preventive and health-promoting work contributes to a sustainable state of health, and also develops a good understanding of what affects sustainable health. The program will also give you an increased scientific approach, primarily by a deeper understanding of epidemiological processes, in which your descriptive, analytic and reflective skills will be developed.

You will study Public Health Sciences against the background of the broader area of health and welfare. Issues concerning equality and participation, professional knowledge and development as well as creativity and innovation are in focus. You will also develop your understanding of leadership, groups, and organizations as well as evidence-based praxis and evaluation. The program is given in English and you will read the courses in Health and Welfare together with students from other Master’s programs and research studies. The program runs for two years but may be completed after one year with a Master’s degree of 60 credits.

Future and jobs

A Master’s degree in Public Health Sciences, within the field of health and welfare, will make you well prepared to meet the growing complexity facing those today who are working professionally in health, both in the private and public sectors. The program will prepare you well for public health work at the municipal, regional, national as well as the international levels. It will also give you a good foundation for studying at a research level. A Master’s degree in the Public Health Sciences or the equivalent is often a requirement if you wish to work in larger organizations such as the WHO or Sida.

Tuition fee

For students outside EU/EEA

First-semester fee: 67500 SEK

Total program fee: 270000 SEK

Specific entry requirements

A completed bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to 180 credits within the fields of science of public health, psychology, caring science/ nursing science, physiotherapy, social work, sociology or equivalent. International students are required to submit a TOEFL test result, with a minimum score of 575 with a TWE score of at least 4.5 (PBT) or 90 with a TWE score of at least 20 (iBT) or an IELTS test result with an overall band score of at least 6.5 and no band score below 5.5 or equivalent.

Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

At Mälardalen University people meet who want to develop themselves and the future. Our 16 000 students read courses and study programs in Business, Health, Engineering, and Education. We conduct rese ... Read More

At Mälardalen University people meet who want to develop themselves and the future. Our 16 000 students read courses and study programs in Business, Health, Engineering, and Education. We conduct research within all areas of education and have internationally outstanding research in future energy and embedded systems. Our close cooperation with the private and public sectors enables us at MDH to help people feel better and the earth to last longer. Mälardalen University is located on both sides of Lake Mälaren with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås. Read less