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Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Global Health

Course · 7.5 credits


The course is offered as a freestanding course and is intended for individuals with an interest in work within global health, irrespective of earlier disciplinary domain.

Course content

The course is divided into five modules;

  1. Introduction to global health, which includes basic epidemiology and global health changes
  2. Sustainable development and global health, which highlights the global development agenda and the role of development actors within health
  3. Perspectives on global health, which includes rights-based health promotion work and ethics
  4. Working on global health, which focuses on professional roles, innovation and policy development
  5. Collaboration for global health, which emphasises multilateral and bilateral agreements within global health, global actors' collaboration and role, and capacity development as a tool

This course highlights the importance of applying a multi-disciplinary perspective on global health to strengthen the possibilities for collective action and sustainable development. The course covers different actors' roles within global health and the subject is illuminated through different perspectives such as human rights, ethics, equality and gender.

Course design

The course is offered on a part-time basis. The teaching is conducted online and consists of lectures, seminars and group exercises with a possibility of physical meetings. Attendance at the seminars is compulsory.

The course syllabus:

Open for applications

Application opportunities


Anette Agardh

Email: anette [dot] agardh [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Tobias Herder

Email: tobias [dot] herder [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Email: studievagledare_vard [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Requirements and selection

Entry requirements

To be admitted to the course, students must have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent. English B from Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent. International students are exempted from the general admission requirement for proficiency in Swedish.

Selection criteria

Seats are allocated according to: ECTS (HPAV): 100 %.

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 prove your English proficiency –

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.

Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies –

Country-specific requirements for Master's studies –


Start Spring Semester 2022

Mixed-time Lund, part time 50%

In English, distance learning

No mandatory meetings

Study period

23 March 2022 - 5 June 2022



Day-time Malmö, part time 50%

In English, distance learning

No mandatory meetings

Study period

23 March 2022 - 5 June 2022


Closed for applications

Start Autumn Semester 2022

Day-time Malmö, part time 50%

In English, distance learning

No mandatory meetings

Study period

31 October 2022 - 15 January 2023


Late applications are being accepted

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.

When to apply for studies

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 –
    Country-specific requirements for Master'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 (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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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 17 500

First payment: SEK 17 500

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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.

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 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 –

Exemptions from paying the application fee –

*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