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Master's Programme in Public Health

Programme overview

  • Master's Programme, 2 Years, Full time
  • Code: LU-18510
  • 120 credits
  • Malmö Campus
  • Study period: 01 Sep 2014 – 05 Jun 2016

The international Master?s Programme in Public Health at Lund University prepares students for a professional career in Public Health in academia, government, or civil society. The programme is based at the CRC in Malmö, a leading health research centre. Course leaders, guest lecturers and fellow students have substantial experience in a wide range of disciplines and geographical contexts.

The programme s global and cross-disciplinary focus provides students with research-based knowledge and skills for both policy-making and hands-on field work. The thesis during the 4th semester allows students to apply the theories and methods learned to an area of their choice.

COURSES Three areas are covered in 4 semesters. Health and Society: Global Public Health, Health Economics and Health Systems, Health Policy. Theory of Science and Methodology: Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Qualitative Research Methods, and thesis preparation. Professional Development: Planning and Leadership, Health Promotion and Communication, Internship or elective courses, Thesis. Examples of electives: Internship, Occupational and Environmental Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

CAREER PROSPECTS Alumni are currently employed at a variety of top governing institutions such as national ministries of health, UNICEF, WHO, and various NGOs. The programme also provides preparation for PhD studies and an academic career.

CONTACT mph@med.lu.se

More information can be found at http://www.mph.med.lu.se/english/public_health

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  • Teeghan Durity-Wingson, 25, from Canada
    "Studying Public Health at Lund University means that I am in an international environment with peers from 20 different nationalities in a fairly small class of about 45 students. As a result, class discussions are current and dynamic. We often work in teams as we would in a real world setting. This programme will undoubtedly lay a strong foundation for my future career in public health – I would not have had this international opportunity if I did not attend the MPH-programme at Lund University”

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  • Angela Estampador from the USA
    “There are many excellent international research projects with public health relevance based in Lund and Malmö, including at the Lund University Diabetes Center - which is a leading research center worldwide in diabetes. Since many of these projects are taking place just right here, and within reach, you have a lot of opportunities for your internship and Master’s thesis.”

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