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UIT the Arctic University of Norway

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About

Study the Master in Public Health at UIT the Arctic University of Norway. The subject of Public Health focuses on the health of the community as a whole. Its aim is to provide knowledge and understanding of the major causes of ill health and diseases, and identify effective interventions for the purpose of improving population health.

Overview

The first year of the programme consists of six mandatory courses (60 ECTS credits). In the third term the students choose any three courses of the four elective courses offered, or go on exchange abroad. The fourth term is allocated to thesis writing.

The Master in Public Health at UIT the Arctic University of Norway thesis (30 ECTS credits) should be written on a topic related to the elective courses chosen by the student.

The purpose of the thesis is to prepare for planning, developing and presenting a scientific project in the field of public health. The thesis can be an empirical study based on data to which the student has been given access, or data that the student has collected. It can also be a literature review or a project of more theoretical character.

Etiology and prevention are central topics in this programme with its emphasis on:

  • epidemiology
  • biostatistics and global health.

After completing the study, it is expected that students will be able to:

  • Advise policy makers concerning interventions that affect population health
  • Critically assess the effectiveness of various public health measures
  • Critically reflect on social and cultural aspects of health, illness and health service
  • Apply health economic principles in the design of financing mechanisms for hospitals and primary care providers
  • Analyse the cost-effectiveness of alternative uses of health care resources, and make systematic comparisons for the purpose of priority setting
  • Critically evaluate the methodology of scientific publications in public health
  • Identify and analyse central ethical challenges in public health
  • Explain the main causes of global health inequalities
  • Apply the principles of evidence-based medicine and independently assess the knowledge base for interventions
  • Use a set of epidemiological methods in the analysis of health-related issues
  • Plan, implement and present a research project on public health

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Society, Culture and Public Health
  • Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Health Economics and Policy
  • Public Health Ethics
  •  Introduction to Global Health
  • Global Health

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Required

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.
85
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the Master's programme in Public Health requires a Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS credits) in Health Sciences, Social Sciences or Natural Sciences, or equivalent qualification. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • semester fee of NOK 625 (57 EUR) 

Funding

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