Public Health Science, Health Equality, Master | University of Gothenburg | Göteborg, Sweden
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Public Health Science, Health Equality

24 months
13795 EUR/year
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The Public Health Science, Health Equality programme of the University of Gothenburg offers two unique specializations: health economics and health equality. In the health equality specialization, you will study the nature and dynamics of health inequalities and how potential inequities can be reduced by structural efforts in society.


About Public Health Science, Health Equality at University of Gothenburg

The distribution of health and disease in the population is partly shaped by the distribution of power, opportunities, and socioeconomic resources, including access to adequate education, health care, safe housing and workplaces, clean water and food. The availability of social support, resources to meet daily needs, and the possibility to live a life free of discrimination are unequally distributed between and within countries, which in turn affects the prevalence of health and disease.

Studying public health science in Sweden means that you will live and observe a country with extended structures for improved population health, such as universal welfare and health care systems.

Through the focus on human rights, gender, and inequalities in health, our programme is closely focused on social, economic, and environmental sustainability, and is clearly connected with several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Public health science examines population health and disease in a social context, focusing on the social determinants of health and the overarching systems that form these conditions, such as economic structures, policies, legislations, political systems, and social norms. Furthermore, health risks that transcend national boundaries, such as epidemics, economic crises, and violence in conflicts, are increasingly common.

The Public Health Science, Health Equality programme of the University of Gothenburg responds to these complex challenges by involving teachers from a variety of professional backgrounds such as medicine, epidemiology and law. If you choose to specialize in health equality, you will gain advanced knowledge of causes and dynamics of health inequalities and their relation to human rights, theories, and models for equalizing potential inequities. Courses focus on the importance of society’s organization and other structural factors for the health status of populations, including studies of the social determinants of health, such as income, educational level, discrimination, and access to health care. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Health Foundations and Areas of Application 
  • Health Equality and the Right to Health 
  • Qualitative Methods in Public Health
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Social Epidemiology: Theories, Methods, and Practical Implications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A professional degree/Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in a health science, social science, science, economics, arts or engineering field of education
  • Grade Passed/E in English B/English 6
  • A complete CV template (use our CV template)
  • A verification of your Bachelor's degree or equivalent 
  • Documentation of your English proficiency, such as Engelska B/Engelska 6, TOEFL-, IELTS- or TWE-test

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13795 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27590 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Per semester education cost: 300,000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

Living costs for Göteborg

7552 - 13932 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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