Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences

General

Program Description

Public Health Sciences promotes evidence based practices in the field of health and quality of life, disease prevention and improvement of health systems. The Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences has a multidisciplinary approach and provides a global perspective. The programme offers two specialisations; Public Health Epidemiology and Health Promotion and Prevention.

Programme presentation

The programme offers you the possibility to develop a scientific approach and a good theoretical understanding of Public Health Sciences as well as for the chosen specialization in Public Health Epidemiology or Health Promotion and Prevention.

Both tracks provide advanced studies in epidemiology, biostatistics as well as methods outcome evaluation of interventions. Common courses also include concepts and theories in Public Health Sciences, qualitative approaches and project management. The track in Public Health Epidemiology has a further focus on applied epidemiology in order to develop the skills to describe, analyse and reflect upon a variety of public health issues and to critically review epidemiological studies. For the track in Health Promotion and Prevention the emphasis lies on applying methods for health promotion and preventive actions in order to develop skills in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating health interventions at both individual and structural levels.

Read more on how the programme is structured in the programme syllabus.

Career opportunities

Graduates are well prepared for several positions in the private and public sectors, particularly with authorities responsible for environmental and health issues, both in Sweden and abroad. The programme provides a solid foundation for graduates wishing to continue with studies at doctoral level (PhD).

More information

For more information about application, specific entry requirements and selection, please visit the Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences page on Karolinska Institutet's website.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

Karolinska Institutet is a one-faculty university dedicated solely to the medical and health sciences, with a reputation for top quality research and innovation. Karolinska Institutet is consistently ... Read More

Karolinska Institutet is a one-faculty university dedicated solely to the medical and health sciences, with a reputation for top quality research and innovation. Karolinska Institutet is consistently ranked in the top 50 universities globally and the top 10 medical universities in Europe. Read less