The Master Programme in Global Health consists of four semesters where the introductory provides basic knowledge in global health and research methods, and introduces the second semesters advanced course focusing on global nutrition, sexual and reproductive health and child health. The third semester prepars for the master's thesis in the last semester with courses in research methods and field work, but can also be combined with an internship.
The Master Programme in Global Health prepares you for work within the area global public health. There are job opportunities within governmental and non-governmental organizations, nationally and internationally. The focus is on public health, health planning, general development and on humanitarian action.
After you have been awarded your Master's degree you may also continue with studies at PhD level.
The programme leads to a Master of Medical Science (120 credits) with International Health as the main field of study. After one year of study it may also be possible to obtain a Master of Medical Science (60 credits).
During the first semester you will get an overview of the field of global health, and touch upon areas such as global nutrition, child health, global health systems, sexual and reproductive health and rights, public health in humanitarian action. Part of the semester you will also focus on research methods, both qualitative and quantitative.
During the second semester you will have time to focus, and deepen your knowledge within child health, sexual and reproductive health and rights and global nutrition.
During the third semester you have the opportunity to choose different focus within the course. You will study qualitative and quantitative research methods, do a literature review and you have the possibility to do a field research in global health if you want to collect new data for your master thesis, or do an internship at an organization within global health.
During the fourth semester you will focus entirely on your master thesis. This includes in-depth studies within a chosen area, report writing and presentation of the report at a seminar. During the semester you will have a number of group supervisions in the form of seminars.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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For Master's level studies, applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university. Applicants who have not been awarded a Bachelor's degree but are in their final year of studies may be conditionally admitted.
Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in English, and this is usually done through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.
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Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000
Uppsala University provides several different scholarships for students. The scholarships cover exclusively the tuition fees for courses within the programme, i e 30 credits per semester.
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