M.Sc. Public Health Sciences

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR19385 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Stockholm, Sweden
Public health sciences promotes health and quality of life, prevents disease and improves health systems. The Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences provides a global perspective to the public health field and has a multidisciplinary approach. You choose between two different study tracks, detailed below.


Public Health Epidemiology

This track 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 policy. 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.

Health Economics, Policy and Management
This track provides an opportunity for students to develop theoretical and practical skills for analysing health and healthcare issues at the organisational and policy level. The objectives of this track are to give students a base for a career in the healthcare and pharmaceutical fields, enhance their existing set of health economics, management and policy skills, and help them gain theoretical and conceptual understanding of the function of the health sector.
Career opportunities

Graduates are well prepared for several positions in the private and public sectors, particularly authorities responsible for environmental and health issues, international work, or to proceed with further research and education.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

Started in

    Deadline was:
  • ( General

    General deadline, applies to everyone.


Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • EUR19385 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • Free ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • Total amount per programme: 360 000 SEK (180 000 SEK per year)
  • First instalment: 90 000 SEK
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Health economics, policy and management

Year 1
  • Introduction to public health sciences
  • Health systems and policy
  • Planning for health
  • Health economics
  • Basic epidemiology and statistics I
  • Health outcomes measurement
  • Economic evaluation of health care programmes
  • Health and medical care management
Year 2
  • Statistics II
  • Advanced course in Health systems and policy
  • Advanced course in Health economics
  • Advanced course in Health and medical care management
  • Science theory, practice and ethics
  • Degree project

Public Health Epidemiology

Year 1

Public health science
Epidemiological methods for:

  • studies of the distribution of health
  • studies of determinants of health
  • outcome evaluation of interventions


  • Qualitative methods
  • Collecting and organising data
Year 2

Applied epidemiology 1-3:

  • distribution of health
  • determinants of health
  • outcome evaluation
  • Science theory, practice and ethics
  • Degree project

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Public Health Sciences, 7.5 credits
  • Health economics - Financing health and medical care, 10 credits
  • Health systems and policy, 10 credits
  • Planning for health, 2.5 credits
Semester 2
  • Basic Epidemiology and Statistics I, 5 credits
  • Health Outcomes Measurement, 7,5 credits
  • Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes, 7,5 credits
  • Health and Medical Care Management, 10 credits
Semester 3Statistics II, 5 credits
  • Advanced course in health economics, 5 credits
  • Advanced course in health systems and policy, 5 credits
  • Advanced course in health and medical care management, 5 credits
  • Science - theory, practice and ethics, 10 credits
Semester 4
  • Degree project, 30 credits


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 the English language should be documented by an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL: internet based (iBT) with a total score of at least 90 and minimum score of 20 in written test, paper based (PBT) with a total score of at least 575, and minimum score of 4.5 in written test, or IELTS (academic) with an overall mark of at least 6.5 and no band less than 5.5; or other documentation that according to regulations certifies the equivalence of English B at Swedish upper secondary school.


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.

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Sweden when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
Search all Pre-Masters

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

We Are Helping Thousands of Students to Find a University Abroad!

Fortunately enough I was able to find StudyPortals. Right from the start of the application to getting the confirmation of admission I was using StudyPortals.

Sign up for your personal newsletter and we will help you too.

We will send you all the information you need to find your dream study programme!

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Karolinska Institutet

Stockholm, Sweden

Sweden Karolinska Institutet is one of the world´s leading medical universities. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education. Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.