Global Health, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
The Master Programme in Global Health at Uppsala University prepares you for leadership in promoting global health. This programme equips you with skills to appreciate and analyse global health problems and to develop and evaluate actions to improve public health. 


The Master Programme in Global Health at Uppsala University consists of four semesters where the introductory provides basic knowledge in global health and research methods, and introduces the second semester’s advanced course focusing on global nutrition, sexual and reproductive health and child health. The third semester prepares 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.

Teaching is based on international health research and will be presented by researchers from our own department and occasionally invited Swedish and international researchers. Our lecturers have extensive experience of global health work in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The instruction consists of a mix of lectures, seminars, group works and assignments. You will get the opportunity to develop your ability to understand, interpret and critically evaluate scientific literature and you practice this by discussing the results and methodology and summarise facts and hypotheses. 


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 organisations, nationally and internationally. The focus is on public health, health planning, general development and on humanitarian action. Once you receive your Master's degree you may also continue your studies at PhD level.

Programme Structure

    Year 1
      • 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, and public health in humanitarian action.
      • 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.
          Year 2
          • You will study qualitative and quantitative research methods, do a literature review and you have the possibility to do field research in global health if you want to collect new data for your Master's thesis, or do an internship at an organisation within global health. 
          • During the fourth semester you will focus entirely on your Master's thesis.
            For more information, please visit the programme website.

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 24 months
            • Credits
              120 alternative credits
            • 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.

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            Academic Requirements

            A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be in medicine, nursing, nutrition, or similar fields relevant for international health.

            Students are selected based on:

            • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
            • previous professional experience.

            Please submit a CV.

            Students are selected based on:

            • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
            • previous professional experience.

            Tuition Fee

            • International Applies to you

              15113.5 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 30227 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.
            • Application Fee: SEK 900
            • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
            • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

            Living costs for Uppsala

            • 7620 - 12070 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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