Master's Programme in Global Health 12 months Postgraduate Program By Karolinska Institutet |Top Universities
Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

180,000 SEKTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Main Subject Area

Health/HealthcareMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Health/Healthcare

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The Master's Programme in Global Health focuses on the challenges that transcend national borders and has an impact on current as well as future generations.

Global health integrates expertise and perspectives from the fields of public health, medicine, epidemiology, health economics, behavioural science, environmental sciences and anthropology, among others. It provides a new platform for research, education and information on health challenges faced by the world population.

This one-year programme consists of three parts. The core part provides students with a common knowledge base. The advanced part contains courses addressing different specific areas of global health such as communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health. The final part is a research project submitted as a thesis, which can be carried out in Sweden or in a low or middle income country where Karolinska Institutet has an existing collaboration. Read more on how the programme is structured in the programme syllabus.

Program overview

Main Subject

Health/Healthcare

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The Master's Programme in Global Health focuses on the challenges that transcend national borders and has an impact on current as well as future generations.

Global health integrates expertise and perspectives from the fields of public health, medicine, epidemiology, health economics, behavioural science, environmental sciences and anthropology, among others. It provides a new platform for research, education and information on health challenges faced by the world population.

This one-year programme consists of three parts. The core part provides students with a common knowledge base. The advanced part contains courses addressing different specific areas of global health such as communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health. The final part is a research project submitted as a thesis, which can be carried out in Sweden or in a low or middle income country where Karolinska Institutet has an existing collaboration. Read more on how the programme is structured in the programme syllabus.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

90+
3+
6.5+
62+
180+

Specific entry requirements

A bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits. Check the country specific requirements for information on how to meet the requirement of a degree equivalent to at least 180 credits. Applicants who are in their final year may be conditionally admitted.

Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary school course English 6/English B. You must prove that you meet the English language requirement either through an internationally recognised test, previous university studies or upper secondary school studies. Instructions on how to document your English proficiency are available at universityadmissions.se

1 Year
Aug
  • Candidates are required to submit references or letter(s) of recommendation for acceptance

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

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International Students

180,000 SEK
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Lasting three years, the program will impart you with a comprehensive knowledge of biology and the human body, with an understanding of molecular processes causing disease and allergies.  

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Graduating from the program, you would be prepared to pursue a career in research, clinical testing, management, or even marketing and communications within biomedicine or the life science industry. If you are interested in academia and research, you could also further your studies with a master’s degree in biomedicine or bioentrepreneurship and toxicology.

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Apply online here with your supporting documents, including your high school diploma and English test results. Once you do, your application will be checked and saved, and you will be notified of your results a few weeks later.

To be eligible for the bachelor’s degree in biomedicine, you would need:

  • to have studied biology, chemistry, and mathematics for your A Levels (or any country equivalents),
  • English language proficiency tests (TOEFL, IELTS or English B/5 in your Swedish high school diploma)

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Stockholm’s Karolinska Institutet (KI) specializes in medical and health sciences and enjoys a reputation for innovation and research in the field. KI is consistently ranked among the world’s top 10 medical universities.

The university offers master’s degrees with the following specializations:

  • nutrition science
  • global health
  • bioentrepreneurship
  • biomedicine
  • public health sciences
  • health economics, policy and management
  • health informatics
  • molecular techniques in life science
  • toxicology


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Admissions

For the autumn 2021 intake application period is open from mid October 2020 to mid January 2021. Application is made online.

Careers

KI’s career service helps students find work opportunities. KI alumni have gone on to work for the World Health Organization, the Center for Advancement of Global Health, the National Neuroscience Institute, the Leibniz Institute of Environmental Medicine, and many other prestigious employers.

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