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|Application deadline:||January 15|
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|Start date:||August 2013|
|Credits:|| 60 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
The Global Master's Programme in Global Health will give you a future dedicated to addressing the world's health challenges and focuses on how relevant research can contribute evidence to assist in meeting these challenges.
The ideal student - a passionate one
Students may come from a variety of backgrounds but must have one thing in common - a drive and passion for the subject area and the intention to work towards considerably reducing the global burden of diseases, injuries and ill-health.
What happens during the programme?
Global health combines expertise and knowledge from disciplines such as public health, biomedicine, epidemiology, demography, health economics, political science, environmental sciences, sociology and anthropology. The subject area provides a new platform for research, education and information about health challenges facing the world's population, in particular in countries burdened by poverty-stricken populations.
The programme focuses on how relevant research can contribute evidence to assist in meeting these challenges. Global health is a particularly strong field of research at Karolinska Instituet, and during the programme you will early on be meeting and working with research groups face to face.
You will acquire knowledge in research methodology, which is a good preparation for the final course research project as well as possible post graduate studies and publications.
Career prospects after graduation
The Master's Programme in Global Health will not only open doors on the global market but also give you skills that are desirable on local levels.
You can expect a career in both the public and private sectors as well as non-governmental organisations and academia.
* Global health
* Research methodology
* Health policy, management and economics
* Infectious diseases - a challenge to global health
* Maternal and child health in a global perspective
* Non-communicable diseases, injuries, natural emergencies and conflicts in a global health perspective
* Degree project
A Bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits.
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 on written test, paper based (PBT) with a total score of at least 575, and minimum score of 4.5 on 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.
The online application opens 16 October 2012.
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||575|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||90|
Scholarships for the Global Master's Programmes
A limited number of scholarships are available to support the tuition fee cost at Karolinska Institutet for international fee-paying students. The scholarships can only be applied for once per year in connection with the application for a programme, not during ongoing studies.
Karolinska Institutet's scholarships
The scholarship round for programmes starting in the autumn 2012 has closed. Next application round will open in October 2012 for programmes starting 2013. Information on how to apply will be posted on this website.
The Swedish Institute's scholarships
The Swedish Institute, a government agency, has a number of scholarship schemes open for students from countries outside the EU/EEA area. Depending on your nationality and field of study, the scholarships may apply to you.
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