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Infectious Disease Control, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
    Duration
Stockholm, Sweden
This Master’s degree provides a methodological toolbox for disease control; it includes epidemiology, statistics, GIS and meta-analysis, as well as practical, hands-on experience. 
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Overview

Disease prevention plays a vital role in improving international health and welfare, including areas such as human rights, justice, and gender equality.

This unique one-year Master’s in Infectious Disease Control focuses on the prevention and control of old, new and emerging diseases, spanning the medical, environmental, health science and socioeconomic aspects of infectious disease control. 

You will examine the biological mechanisms behind infectious diseases from a global perspective, focusing on prevention, diagnostics, and therapy, as well as analyzing local and global societal and environmental factors and the role of climate change in the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases.

One consequence of globalization is that events in one part of the world can have a rapid impact on multiple global locations. The emergence of epidemics is a growing and potentially a worldwide problem, especially for developing countries that have limited resources. 

This degree therefore also examines how human rights, justice, and gender equality are central issues in the control and spread of disease, affecting areas such as the production and equal distribution of vaccines and antiviral HIV therapy.

Studying this programme will bring increased awareness of all aspects of sustainable development, as well as skills that are valuable for decision-making in all areas of your life and as a world citizen.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Infectious disease control in changing the environment
  • Statistic data analysis in infectious disease control
  • Medical geography
  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Scientific methods in infectious disease control
  • Degree project in infectious disease control

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • A Bachelor´s degree
  • Copy of your passport
  • Letter of motivation
  • Letter of recommendation from a university level professor or academic adviser
  • A motivation letter in English
  • Certificates from student activities that provide extra points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10876 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10876 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Stockholm

  • 9668 - 17250 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The government has established two scholarship schemes due to the introduction of fees for students from outside of the EU/EEA/Switzerland.

The first scheme is aimed at students in the twelve countries with which Sweden has long-term development partnerships. These countries are: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

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