The Master's Programme in Global Health at the Karolinska Institutet 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 a common knowledge base for all students. The advanced part contains courses addressing different specific areas of global health such as human resource development, reproductive health and disaster preparedness. 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.
You have a potential field of work in national or international organisations that work with low or middle income countries around issues related to poverty and health. Upon completion of the programme you are also eligible to apply for doctoral education (PhD).
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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.
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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.
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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).
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A Bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits. 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.
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.
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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