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Master's Degree Programme in Health Sciences (Public Health/International Health)

The international Master's Degree Programme in Health Sciences (MHS) takes an interdisciplinary approach to health issues from a public health and global perspective and utilises various approaches to learning.

The Master's Degree Programme in Health Sciences produces experts who are familiar with health, health care resources and the general themes and special features of national and international health care systems.

The MHS-programme comprises 120 ECTS and the duration is two academic years. The programme structure consists of compulsory and elective studies in public health or international health, compulsory and optional research studies, general studies and optional (free choice) studies. In addition, the students write a Master's thesis and participate in the thesis seminar. There is also the possibility to include a work practicum of 6 weeks or three months in the studies.

There are two options to specialize in, Public Health and International Health. Students make their choice of specialization when applying to the programme. Public Health aims to equip graduates to work specifically in national health care at population level research, development and expert functions.
International Health puts further emphasis on work in multicultural organisations and focuses on the health effects of globalisation and the challenges to health care.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the studies the student has the required skills and tools to analyze the health and illness of populations and things that affect them. The student is able to plan and lead health promotion programmes and actions for improving population health. The student has the skills to conduct public health research and can assess and produce research findings on health and illness.

School of Health Sciences