M.Sc. Public Health (MPH)

| Kuopio, Finland
The International Masterís Degree program in Public Health, operating as an MPH Diploma Programme since 1993, started as a full Masterís degree program (MPH) in 2005. It is organized by the Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition in collaboration with experts from different national and international scientific fields.



The program is directed towards those interested in philosophical, epidemiological, social, behavioural and environmental aspects of health. The program is appropriate for individuals working in all levels of social and health care and social insurance administration. The program also encourages students to pursue continuous education throughout their lives.

We have trained a large number of professionals of various administrative and research positions from all over the world. Many of our alumni are currently working in highly demanding jobs in ministries of health, universities and other important institutions in their home countries.

The program covers 120 ECTS credits in 2 years. The academic year starts in September and ends in June. Courses are designed for full-time study.

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee

The programme has no tuition fees. But students must be able to cover all their own living costs in Finland (minimum of 560 euros per month for a single student).

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Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses include:
  • Orientation to International Students
  • Orientation to MPH studies
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Public Health Issues
  • Public Health Journal Club
  • Ethics and Health
  • Information Skills and Sources in Health Sciences for International Students
  • Research in Public Health or
  • Basic Biostatistics


Language tests

Applicants should check the language skill requirements from the document of Admission requirements. It is up to the applicants to take the test in time. It should be noted that it may take several weeks before the test results are available. All language test results must arrive at University Admissions Finland by the application deadline.

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University of Eastern Finland

Kuopio, Finland

Finland At UEF, interdisciplinarity is not something they do, it's who they are. They seek to be among the world's best when it comes to academic learning environments and offer first-class education that is bound to make a difference. They are one of the largest universities in Finland, and home to approximately 15,000 students and 2,800 members of staff.

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