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Master's Programme in Global Health

About the programme

The Global Health programme at Sahlgrenska Academy is a two-year Master programme in English corresponding to 120 higher education credits. The programme has got admission once a year and starts in August (each autumn). The programme integrates theories and methods from four different faculties and five departments:

  • Department of Medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy
  • Department of Social Work at the Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Department of Economics at the School of Business, Economics and Law
  • Department of Literature, History of Ideas and Religion at the Faculty of Humanities
  • School of Global Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences


Read more about the full programme

Courses for Global Health students

Academic year

AY 2019/20
Autumn semester 2019: 2 September – 19 January
Spring semester 2020: 20 January – 7 June

AY 2020/21
Autumn semester 2020: 31 August – 17 January
Spring semester 2021: 18 January – 6 June

Some educations programs may start earlier or later. 

First semester (Sept - mid-January)

MGH101Global Health Challenges in an interdisciplinary context
MGH102Quantitative and qualitative methods

Second semester (mid-January-June)

MGH201Governing health and illness in a global perspective
MGH202Global health economics

Third semester (Sept - mid-January)

MGH301Epidemiology and biostatistics with special reference to social epidemiology
MGH302Health promotion and disease prevention in risk groups: strategies and methods

Fourth semester (mid-January-June)

MGH400Master´s thesis in Global Health

Our partners

Partnerships and agreements are quality-assured with academic and administrative staff to ensure the collaboration will work both ways.

Find our student exchange agreements here.

Requests from freemovers

Unfortunately, we have no possibility accepting freemover* applicants to courses and clinical placements.

*A freemover is an international student who applies to a university abroad on his/her own, without beeing part of an exchange programme.

International Coordinator

Evelina Nyström

Academic Coordinator

Sven Hassler

Programme overview

Page Manager: Rebecca Törnqvist|Last update: 11/13/2019
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