Public Health Sciences: Epidemiology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    37100
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #28 ,
Public health sciences promotes health and quality of life, disease prevention and improvement of health systems. The Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences: Epidemiology at the Karolinska Institutet provides a global perspective to the public health field and has a multidisciplinary approach. The programme provides advanced studies in epidemiology and its application within public health.

About

Public health sciences promotes health and quality of life, disease prevention and improvement of health systems. The Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences: Epidemiology at the Karolinska Institutet provides a global perspective to the public health field and has a multidisciplinary approach. The programme provides advanced studies in epidemiology and its application within public health.

Programme presentation
The programme provides advanced studies in epidemiology and its application within public health. Students will acquire in-depth knowledge of epidemiological and statistical methods, data acquisition and management, and methods for outcome assessment of public health interventions and policies. The focus is on applied epidemiology in order to develop the skills to describe, analyse and reflect upon a variety of public health issues and to critically review epidemiological studies.
Career opportunities
Graduates are well prepared for several positions in the private and public sectors, particularly with authorities responsible for environmental and health issues,both in Sweden and abroad. The programme provides a solid foundation for graduates wishing to continue with studies at doctoral level (PhD).

Programme Structure

Courses included
Semester 1
  • Introduction to Public Health Sciences
  • Methods for studying the distribution of health
  • Basic statistics and computer-based statistical analysis
  • Collecting and organizing epidemiological data
Semester 2
  • Epidemiological methods for studying determinants of health
  • Advanced statistics for epidemiologists
  • Qualitative methods
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Specific entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in public health science, healthcare or other relevant social sciences subject area. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary school course English 6/English B.

Proficiency in the English language can be documented by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or other documentation that according to regulations certifies the equivalence of English 6/English B at Swedish upper secondary school.
Selection

The selection is based on an overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications such as previous education, relevant work and/or research experience and statement of intent. Letters of recommendation are not required.

Applicants to Karolinska Institutet´s Global Master´s programmes are asked to complete a CV form that will be used in the selection process.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 37100 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • Total amount: 360 000 SEK
  • First instalment: 90 000 SEK

Funding

The Karolinska Institutet Global Master's Scholarships

The Karolinska Institutet Global Master's Scholarships cover the tuition fee cost, not living expenses, and only for studies at Master's level.

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