Public Health Sciences

Karolinska Institute

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
17286 EUR/year
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The Public Health Sciences program at Karolinska Institutet promotes evidence based practices in the field of health and quality of life, disease prevention and improvement of health systems.  


The Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences at the Karolinska Institutet has a multidisciplinary approach and provides a global perspective. The programme offers two specialisations; Public Health Epidemiology and Health Promotion and Prevention.

The programme offers you the possibility to develop a scientific approach and a good theoretical understanding of Public Health Sciences as well as for the chosen specialization in Public Health Epidemiology or Health Promotion and Prevention.

Career opportunities

  • Graduates are well prepared for several positions in the private and public sectors, particularly with authorities responsible for environmental and health issues, both in Sweden and abroad. 
  • The programme provides a solid foundation for graduates wishing to continue with studies at doctoral level (PhD).

Programme Structure

  • Both tracks provide advanced studies in epidemiology, biostatistics as well as methods outcome evaluation of interventions. Common courses also include concepts and theories in Public Health Sciences, qualitative approaches and project management. 
  • The track in Public Health Epidemiology has a further focus 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. 
  • For the track in Health Promotion and Prevention the emphasis lies on applying methods for health promotion and preventive actions in order to develop skills in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating health interventions at both individual and structural levels.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants with foreign academic credentials should follow the documentation requirements for master's applicants at
  • Applicants with Swedish academic credentials should follow the documentation requirements at
  • All documents must have reached University Admissions by the deadline for supporting documents 3rd of February 2020

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17286 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34573 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

360 000 SEK 


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