Development Studies: Global Health
Course · 7.5 credits
This course is a first cycle course offered as the first course in the second term of the Master of Science Programme in International Development and Management (LUMID) at Lund University.
Global public health is an area of research and practice, which prioritises improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. This course will provide in-depth knowledge of key concepts related to transnational health challenges such as determinants of health, Millennium Developments Goals, global burden of disease, cultural sensitivity, demographic and epidemiological transitions, health policy, health systems and health economy. A particular emphasis will be given to basic epidemiology, the core instrument to assess and monitor the distribution of health among populations. The key health problems that will be addressed during the course are child health, mal-nutrition (over- and under-nutrition), sexual and reproductive health and rights, communicable (infectious) diseases, non-communicable (chronic or man-made degenerative) diseases, injuries and mental health. The students will also be given the opportunity to critically examine current public health practices/interventions and discuss strategies and solutions relevant to the contexts and settings in which these are implemented. Although the focus of this course is on low- and middle-income countries, the impact of public health interventions from today’s high-income countries will be reflected upon in relation to countries that are facing "the double burden of disease". Working within this area requires a cross-disciplinary approach (health sciences, social sciences, behavioral sciences but also water and sanitation, agriculture, housing, transport and police departments). In order to succeed, it is also crucial to engage the population in planning and making decisions regarding their own health, which is why this course in all parts will promote the participatory approach.
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Academic Advisor: lumid [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se
Requirements and selection
Students are required to have fulfilled course requirements for the first course (MIDA11, 15 credits) of the LUMID programme.
A good command of English language both spoken and written, equivalent to English6/B (advanced) proficiency in the Swedish secondary system, is required. Equivalence assessments will be made according to national guidelines.
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.
Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.
Start Spring Semester 2022
Day-time Lund, full time 100%
23 March 2022 - 29 April 2022
Can only be applied to within an educational programme.
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 the University Admissions in Sweden website where you create an account and select programmes/courses during the application period.
Visit the University Admissions in Sweden website
- 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 the University Admissions in Sweden website. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies – universityadmissions.se
Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se
- 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 (all applicants) and
- proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the next paragraph 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.
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 12 500
First payment: SEK 12 500
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 the University Admissions in Sweden website. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
*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 Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Russia and Chile, among other countries
- US student finance
- Canada student finance