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Master's Programme in Public Health

About the programme

The Public 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 offers two tracks of specialization in Health equality or Health economics.

Read more about the full programme.

Courses for Public health students

  • Semester 1-4 are taught in English.
  • International partner students can choose/combine courses below depending on length and needs from partner university.
  • An interprofessional faculty course, Multicultural encounters and intercultural communication in healthcare, is offered in English each spring for interested exchange students (evening and part-time) in addition to below.

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)

MPH211Public health foundations and areas of application
MPH212Health equality and the Right to health
MPH213Qualitative methods in public health

Second semester (mid-January-June)

MPH221Epidemiology and biostatistics
MPH222Health economics: foundations, areas of application and methodology
MPH223Social epidemiology: theories, methods and practical implications

Third semester (Sept - mid-January)

MPH231Advanced course in health economics evaluation
MPH323Governing health equality: policy, interventions and evaluations
MPH233Work and health: health promotion and disease prevention
MPH234Migration and health in a social, demographic and political context
MPH235Public health work: intervention planning and evaluation

Fourth semester (mid-January-June)

MPH241Master’s thesis in public health science

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

Jesper Löve

Solveig Lövestad

Programme overview


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