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Master's Degree Programme in Public and Global Health

Master's Degree Programme in Public and Global Health

The effects of global phenomena affect wellbeing and health in both the global South and the global North, transforming the way we work for health both at national and international levels. Global health is not only about developing countries. Therefore, in our programme we offer a unique opportunity to study the intertwined disciplines of public and global health. Students will be equipped with the necessary expertise, skills and tools to work in the complex setting of contemporary and emerging health challenges. All courses are firmly grounded in evidence- based international research and have a strong focus on transferring this knowledge into practice. It is our mission to advocate for health and assure the conditions in which people can be healthy.

The integrated programme in public and global health is tailored to emphasize interdisciplinary studies in health sciences and social sciences. The students acquire a thorough grounding in all of the core disciplines of public health - epidemiology, health promotion, health policy, health protection and security, health-systems, and health economics. They will grow their expertise in global health policy and dynamics of multilevel and intersectoral health impacts and governance. The wide range of courses offered enables students to gain expertise in their areas of interest, including on social determinants of health and Health in All Policies (HiAP), aging, conflicts, planetary health, food and nutrition, gender or Nordic welfare states.

Through studying in an international setting students will also develop a global network of contacts and gain experience of working in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams. Students will also learn to apply their knowledge and skills in practice through a mandatory work placement for three months and on courses, which include real-world case projects. The aim of this practice is to equip the students with practical skills and tools for their future working life. They will also take advantage of small classes, which are adapted to the needs and interests of students and have the opportunity to interact with an approachable faculty committed to engaging with students.


After completing the Master’s Degree Programme in Public and Global Health you will be able to:

  • work and advocate for health across disciplinary and sectoral boundaries
  • critically assess information, knowledge and research
  • appraise public and global health challenges
  • advise on and formulate effective responses to local, national and global health issues
  • develop, manage and evaluate national and international health related projects and programmes
  • plan and conduct scientifically valid research and studies
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