Infectious Disease Control

Södertörn University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
11033 EUR/year
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This Infectious Disease Control Master’s degree at Södertörn University provides a methodological toolbox for disease control; it includes epidemiology, statistics, GIS and meta-analysis, as well as practical, hands-on experience. 


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

This Infectious Disease Control unique one-year Master’s in Infectious Disease Control at Södertörn University 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. 

Learning outcomes

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General 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

    11033 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11033 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • SEK 120,000 per academic year


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Infectious Disease Control
Södertörn University


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