In the first year, students take courses in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, qualitative methods, health systems analysis and social pathways in public health, as well as one course in health economic evaluation methods.
Students with different backgrounds
Many of our students have a background in health or medical care. They are medical doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians or dentists. Many others have a background in social or behavioral sciences, such as economists, political scientists, psychologists and trained social workers.
As in public health practice, our programme brings together people with different backgrounds who share a common goal; to improve public health through health economic analysis. A number of scholarships are available for non-European students.
The Public Health - Health Economics programme offered by Umea University can lead to a career in a variety of public and private sector organisations both nationally and internationally. Many graduates will go on to work in national, regional and local public institutions, from the Ministry of Health to hospitals, e.g. as planners, strategists, evaluators and analysts, and controllers.
Many international employers
Potential international employers include the World Health Organisation, OECD, and a variety of non-governmental organisations, e.g. in health advocacy, policy, evaluation, or research. Other graduates will work in the private sector, for pharmaceutical or health insurance companies.The programme equips students with skills in health economics, epidemiology, biostatistics, evaluation methods, interview techniques and academic writing. These skills will prove useful both for those joining the job market for the first time, as well as for those who plan to return to their previous workplaces after completing the degree.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Global Public Health
- Qualitative Methodology in Public Health
- Health Systems: Organization and Financing
- Health Economic Evaluation Methods
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Deadline passed, EEA/EU
International admission round
DisciplinesEconomics Public Health View 20 other Masters in Economics in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university including 60 credits in Public Health, Health Care, Economics, Business Administration (controlling, entrepreneurship, financing, management, accounting), Health Pedagogy or another relevant field in social or behavioral science. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6
International3464 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6929 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.