Public Health, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #78 (QS) ,
The Lund University, Public Health programme’s focus is cross-disciplinary with a consistent global perspective, and provides students with evidence-based knowledge, skills and tools necessary for policy-making as well as for field work.


A person’s right to the highest attainable standard of health has no geographical or social bounds. However, poverty and lack of democratic governance impede many people’s access to this right. In order to abolish health inequalities, global partnerships and the effective spread of knowledge are essential.

Through this Public Health programme from Lund University we educate future public health experts who have a broad, interdisciplinary perspective and a will to participate in this global effort.

Course leaders and guest lecturers have substantial experience in a range of disciplinary and geographical contexts, and originate from countries such as Sweden, Ghana, Greece, Nigeria, India and USA. The diversity and experience of fellow students also contributes to the stimulating learning environment. As one student expressed it, “The class and teaching are a microcosm of the global context we’ll face in work life.”

Career Prospects

Alumni are currently employed at a variety of top governing institutions such as national ministries of health, UNICEF, WHO, and various NGOs. The programme also provides preparation for PhD studies and an academic career.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Global Public Health
  • Health Economics and Health Systems
  • Health Policy
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Planning and Leadership
  • Health Promotion and Communication

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Currently, the applications are closed.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    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. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    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). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • University degree equivalent to a Swedish B.A./B.Sc. of at least 180 credits. English 6/English Course B.
  • Selection will be based on previous academic performance, previous employment within the field of public health and statement of purpose.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    17050 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34100 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Local currency: SEK 340 000

Living costs for Lund

  • 7428 - 11060 SEK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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