The Master Programme in Global Health 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 programme is composed of compulsory and elective courses and includes planning, performing, analysing and reporting an independent research project in the field of global health.
Why this programme?
The Master Programme in Global Health 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.
The programme leads to a Master of Medical Science (120 credits) with Global Health as the main field of study.
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, public health in humanitarian action. For part of the semester you will also focus on research methods, both qualitative and quantitative.
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 During the third semester you have the opportunity to choose a different focus within the course. You will study qualitative and quantitative research methods, do a literature review and you have the possibility to do a 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. This includes in-depth studies within a chosen area, report writing and presentation of the report at a seminar. During the semester you will have a number of group supervisions in the form of seminars
Courses within the programme
Semester 1 compulsory course: Global Health 1, Basic, 30 credits
Semester 2 compulsory course: Global Health 2, In-depth, 30 credits
Semester 3 optional course: Global Health 3, Method, 30 credits
Semester 4 compulsory course: Master Thesis in Global Health, 30 credits
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 prgoramme is given in Uppsala.
The examination consists of written exams, assignments and active participation in seminars and presentations. Language of instruction is English.
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. After the Master's degree you may also continue your studies at the PhD level.
Requirements: 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.
Language requirements All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:
IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90