A student in either of the programmes has of course a guaranteed enrolment in all of the programme courses. Some of the courses build on one another and should therefore be taken in a specific order.
Study one or two years
The Public Health master programme from Umea University comprises 120 credits (two years). However, for those that have been accepted to the two year programme, it is still possible to graduate after one year should one wish to do so. The degree will then be "Master of Science (60 credits). Main field of study: Public Health".
The competence that this programme gives can be used both in public and private organisations. Many graduates will work in the public sector in local and state institutions – from e.g. hospitals to the Ministry of Health. The positions may be as e.g. strategists, evaluators and analysts. Graduates finding jobs in non-profit organizations may be working with e.g. health advocacy, policy or research for organizations such as the Red Cross. Other graduates will go to the private sector working e.g. for pharmaceutical companies or for health insurance companies. A future university career in research is another path.
Continue in public health research
The programme is designed for those already working as, or planning to become, public health practitioners, as well as for those seeking a career within public health research. Further studies can lead to a Licentiate degree (approximately two years of full-time study) or a PhD (at least four years).
- Global public health
- Evidence based public health
- Qualitative data analysis
- Advanced biostatistics and epidemiology
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Apply before , EEA/EU
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university with a major in Public Health, Health Care or a relevant field in social or behavioral science.
- Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.
International7233 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7233 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
- Application fee SEK900
- Tuition fee, first instalment SEK74,200
- Total fee SEK296,800
Living costs for Umeå
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.