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Medical Science - Master's Programme

Master's programme2 years120 credits
Do you want to gain a deeper insight into your subject area? Do you want to study in an interprofessional, international and research-intensive learning environment? Are you interested in innovation in health? If so, then the Master's Programme in Medical Science could be for you.

The Master’s Programme in Medical Science gives students with a background in Audiology, Midwifery (Reproductive, Perinatal and Sexual Health), Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Radiography or Speech and Language Pathology the possibility to achieve a Master of Medical Science degree.

The programme is:

  • International
  • Interprofessional
  • Research preparatory
  • Student-centered
  • Having a focus on e-health, innovation, evidence-based practice and research- methodology


The programme includes compulsory courses to be taken in a predetermined order. Two courses are electives. Each course includes theory and methodology serving as the basis for in-depth studies in the student’s own main field. All courses include both classroom and online elements. The amount of classroom-based sessions varies from course to course ranging from a couple of sessions to weekly meetings.

During your studies, you will acquire the knowledge and skills required to work in a global healthcare and research context, through student-centered teaching and learning activities in a research-intensive academic environment. All teachers are also active researchers.

After fulfilling the course requirement, you will be awarded a Master of Medical Science with a major in:

  • Audiology
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiography
  • Reproductive, Perinatal and Sexual Health (Midwifery)
  • Speech and Language Pathology


Study Advisor:
Jenny Arfwedson
046-222 19 66
jenny [dot] arfwedson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Programme Director
Agneta Malmgren Fänge
agneta [dot] malmgren_fange [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have a degree in Occupational Therapy, Audiology, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Pathology, Nursing, Radiology Nursing or equivalent to a Bachelor s degree (180 credits). English proficiency, equivalent to English course 6/B from Swedish upper-secondary school is also a requirement.

Selection criteria

Based on a total evaluation of the applicant s academic merits including a motivation letter and a program specific application profile. In the case of equal merits the drawing of lots will be made. All merits claimed need to be verified by valid documents. Since the program is multidisciplinary it is necessary to obtain and equal distribution of students from the different main fields. In the selection the number of admitted students will be as evenly distributed as possible. An equal number of places will therefore be offered to each main field. In cases where no main field can fill their places, they will be distributed among the other main fields in relation to the number of qualified applicants from each of these fields.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.


Important dates

Start Autumn semester 2020

Study period


daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

August 31, 2020 - June 5, 2022

Late applications are being acceptedApply now

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
  • Start your application – go to where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline

*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.

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Programme-specific documents

In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must also fill in and submit your personal Medical Science Profile Portfolio and your degree project when you apply for this programme.

Download the Medical Science Profile Portfolio (PDF 143 kB, new window)

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 280 000

First payment: SEK 70 000

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations