Public Health - Master's Programme
Master's programme · 2 years · 120 credits
Public Health - Master's Programme
The Master’s programme in Public Health at Lund University is one of Sweden’s most applied for Master’s programmes. The programme offers a global classroom environment which is enriched through a synergy of diverse and multi-disciplinary students and staff.
A person’s right to the highest attainable standard of health has no geographical or social bounds. However, poverty and lack of democratic governance impede many people’s access to this right. In order to abolish health inequalities and achieve sustainable improvements in health and wellbeing, global partnerships and the effective spread of knowledge are essential. We must therefore educate future public health experts who have a broad, interdisciplinary perspective and the will to participate in this global effort.
The programme’s focus is thus cross-disciplinary with a consistent global perspective. The programme provides students with evidence-based knowledge and the skills and tools necessary for conducting research, policy-making and promoting health. The teaching and learning approaches used in the programme are dynamic and continuously adapted to an optimized learning environment. As one student expressed it: “The class and teaching are a microcosm of the global context we’ll face in work life.”
Course leaders and guest lecturers have substantial experience in a range of disciplinary and geographical contexts and originate from countries such as Sweden, Ghana, Iran, Uganda, and the UK. The diversity and experience of fellow students also contribute to the stimulating learning environment.
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Note that all supporting documents and the application fee (if applicable) are due by 1 February!
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Application portfolio checklist
A checklist for the supporting documents which are required to successfully apply.
Benedict Oppong Asamoah
Phone: +46 40 39 14 01
Email: Benedict_oppong [dot] asamoah [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
Admissions and general questions
Phone: +46 40 391406
Email: mph [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
Requirements and selection
University degree equivalent to a Swedish B.A./B.Sc. of at least 180 credits. English 6/English Course B.
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 Bachelor's or Master's studies in Sweden:
Start Autumn Semester 2023
Day-time Malmö, full time 100%
28 August 2023 - 8 June 2025
Closed for applications
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.
* Svensk student?
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In addition to the documents mentioned in Step 2, you must also submit a CV and write a statement of purpose. Make sure you read the checklist for the supporting documents that are required to make a successful application.
Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 400 000
First payment: SEK 100 000
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 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.
- Paying your application fee – universityadmissions.se
- Exemptions from paying the application fee – universityadmissions.se
- Convert currency – xe.com
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or doctoral/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 Master's level.
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.
In a recent alumni survey, roughly 2/3 of those responding were employed within the field of public health. Of these, 96% had found their public health employment within a year after graduating.