Medical Science - Master's Programme
Master's programme · 2 years · 120 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? If so, then the Master's Programme in Medical Science could be for you. This cutting-edge programme prepares you for research and innovation in an interprofessional and research intensive academic context. The programme aims at developing and preparing you for advanced work, leadership and innovation within public and private health care practice.
The Master’s Programme in Medical Science gives students with a background in Audiology, Midwifery (Reproductive, Perinatal and Sexual Health), Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Radiology Nursing or Speech and Language Pathology the possibility to achieve a Master of Medical Science degree.
The programme is:
- Research preparatory
- Having a focus on e-health, innovation, evidence-based practice and research- methodology
The programme is structured, with each course building upon the previous one. Electives are available in the second and fourth semester of the programme. 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 health care and research context, through student-centred teaching and learning activities in a research-intensive academic environment. Each course includes theory and methodology serving as the basis for in-depth studies in the student’s own main field. All teachers are also active in research.
After fulfilling the course requirement, you will be awarded a Master of Medical Science with a major in:
- Occupational Therapy
- Reproductive, Perinatal and Sexual Health (Midwifery)
- Speech and Language Pathology
The Master's programme in Medical Science offers a variety of courses in the main field as well as courses in scientific methods. Below you can find the majority of courses running during the academic year 2019–2020.
- MEVM07, Master's Thesis in Medical Sciences, 30 credits
- MEVN28, Medical Sciences: Biostatistics I, 7.5 credits
- MEVN39, Medical Science: Qualitative Research Methods 1, 7.5 credits
- MEVN40, Medical Science: E-Health – A Way to Support Public Health, 7.5 credits
- MEVN44, Medical Science, 7.5 credits
- MEVN45, Medical Science: Evidence Based Practice 1, 7.5 credits
- MEVN46, Medical Science: Health and Health promotion, 7.5 credits
- MEVN47, Medical Science: Assessment and Evaluation 7.5 credits
Open for applicationsApplication opportunities
This programme is open for applications from 16 October to 15 January.
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Requirements and selection
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.
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.
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 that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
- Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se 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 www.universityadmissions.se. 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 in the adjacent column on this webpage.
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
- Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.
*Note that the process is 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. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below.
*Svensk student? Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se.
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 to this programme.
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 280 000
First payment: SEK 70 000
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.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
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 www.universityadmissions.se. 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 on the University Admissions website.
*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.
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.
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.
- Scholarships/funding for students from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Russia and Chile
- US student finance
- Canada student finance