Public Health

Umea University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
7074 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Since 1991, this Public Health programme at the Umea University has attracted students from more than 70 different countries in Asia, Africa, Europe (including Sweden) and North and South America.


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".

Career opportunities

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).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global public health
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Evidence based public health
  • Qualitative data analysis
  • Advanced biostatistics and epidemiology

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

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. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7074 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7074 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Application fee SEK900 
  • Tuition fee, first instalment SEK74,200 
  • Total fee SEK296,800


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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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