Master Programme in Public Health
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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. We must therefore educate future public health experts who have a broad, interdisciplinary perspective and the will to participate in this global effort.
The programme’s focus is cross-disciplinary with a consistent global perspective. The programme provides students with evidence-based knowledge and the skills and tools necessary for conducting research, policy-making and fieldwork.
Course leaders and guest lecturers have substantial experience in a range of disciplinary and geographical contexts and originate from countries such as Sweden, Ghana, Iran, Uganda, and the UK. 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.”
The programme offers gradual specialisation in three principal areas:
Health and Society: Global Public Health, Health Economics, Health Policy, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Public Health Nutrition
Theory of Science and Methods of Public Health Science: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Qualitative Research Methods, Applied Public Health Research Methods, Independent Project, Cost-effectiveness and Impact Evaluation of Health Interventions
Professional Development: Leadership and Professional Perspectives on Public Health, Health Promotion, elective course/internship.
A work placement (internship) is provided in the form of an elective course. Further elective courses may be included in the programme.
- Global Public Health 1 (7.5 credits)
- Global Public Health 2 (7.5 credits)
- Epidemiology (7.5 credits)
- Biostatistics (7.5 credits)
- Qualitative Research Methods (7.5 credits)
- Health Policy (7.5 credits)
- Health Economics (7.5 credits)
- Health Promotion (7.5 credits)
- Elective course 1 or Internship (7.5 credits)
- Elective course 2 or Internship (7.5 credits)
- Leadership and Professional Perspectives on Public Health (7.5 credits)
- Applied Public Health Research Methods (7.5 credits)
- Thesis course (30 credits)
Alumni of the Master’s programme in Public Health are currently employed at a variety of top governing institutions such as national ministries of health, UNICEF, Global Fund, WHO and various NGOs. In addition, the programme provides preparation for PhD studies and an academic career. On the programme webpage, you can follow alumni stories to get an idea of possible career opportunities after graduation.