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Are you curious to know what makes some people healthier, have a higher level of well-being, and live longer lives than others? Our education in public health sciences will provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to do research or work practically with issues related to health at the population level, both within and outside Sweden.

Public health sciences concern the study of public health and its determinants.

In our courses and programmes, you will learn more about the distribution of health over historical time, how structures in society interplay with individual characteristics to shape people’s health-related behaviours and living conditions, as well as how health and disease develop through the different stages of life.

We go deeper into the development of public health policy and practice, both nationally and internationally, with a specific focus on health inequalities.

You will learn how measures can be formed to prevent disease and promote health, not only for the population as a whole but for particularly vulnerable groups. You will also obtain knowledge on how to follow up and assess such measures.

Below you find a video where Senior Lecturer Sol Juarez presents the programme:





At the Department of Public Health Sciences, we offer an international master's programme, as well as doctoral level education.

Our (new) Master's programme in public health sciences: societal and individual perspectives, 120 ECTS starts in the autumn.

More information about our master's programme

The Department of Public Health Sciences offers doctoral level education.

Postgraduate studies in Public Health Sciences

We also offer courses at the basic level which are part of a bachelor's programme given in collaboration with the Department of Education. The bachelor courses are conducted in Swedish.

Applications dates

The Master's programme in public health sciences: societal and individual perspectives, 120 ECTS starts in the autumn. Admission application opens October 17th, with the application deadline on January 16th for all applicants.

Selection criteria

  • Relevance of previous studies
  • Letter of intent
  • Grades and quality of previous studies
  • Previous working life and research experience of relevance for the programme

CV form

You will need to fill in a CV form to to assist our assessment. The form should be uploaded together with the application. The CV form is available during the application period

CV Form (63 Kb)

Next round

  • Next round starts in the autumn of 2024.
  • Application deadline for the round starting in the autumn of 2024 is January 16th, 2025.
  • Applications must be submitted through (for all applicants)

Entry requirements for Master's programme in public health sciences: Societal and individual perspectives, 120 ECTS:
A degree comprising at least 180 ECTS credits, and English proficiency equivalent to Swedish Upper Secondary School Course English B or English 6.

English Language Requirements

All courses taught in English have an English language requirement. In order to be eligible for university studies in Sweden, you must demonstrate that you meet the English requirements for the course or programme. Find out what that entails - and the ways you can meet the requirement.

English Language Requirements


Career opportunities

Public health sciences constitute a good choice for anyone who wants to have a social science education to work with, for example, analysis, investigation, and measures at the municipal and county levels, strategic work within governmental agencies and in the private sector, health care, or international aid work.

As a public health scientist, you can work in municipalities and counties, governmental agencies and organisations, both in Sweden and internationally. Our education also offers a solid preparation for a career within research.



The Scholarship Scheme at Stockholm University is aimed at especially qualified students coming from countries outside of EU/EEA/Switzerland and who are required to pay tuition fees for studies. The Scholarship covers tuition fees only, which means that students will need to cover their own living costs.

The Swedish Institute (SI), a government agency, offers full scholarships for international students from certain countries coming to Sweden to study a master's programme.

For more information on the scholarships and how to apply, please see the Stockholm University's webpage on fees and scholarships.


Meet our students

Kelly Kamani
Kelly Kamani, student at the Master´s programme in public health sciences: societal perspectives.

Kelly Kamani has always been a caring person, since her childhood. She came to Stockholm all the way from Cameroon to pursue an education and get the experience she feels is essential to make a difference in her home country. Currently, she´s studying the Master´s programme in public health sciences: societal perspectives.

“… My long-term plan is to be part of the change in the health system in Cameroon. I plan to use my knowledge to impact policymaking in order to address the public health challenges and health crises we face in my home country."

Helping people gives me back a sense of fulfillment


Sol Juárez is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Public Health Sciences. Her research revolves around health inequities, with a special focus on the migrant population, and on the effect of social policies on health. 

“It is invaluable to see first-hand the power of education to transform the world”


Ai Kuno is a former Master's student in public health sciences: “Networking isn’t only about finding a job, but about widening your view on the job market”.

“Networking is about finding out what possibilities are out there”


The Department of Public Health Sciences is located on Albanovägen 12, Campus Albano.

Directions of how to find us



Our study councellor will help you with general questions about studying at Stockholm University, studying with a disability, or other practical matters. When you contact us by email - please remember to state your personal information and which course you run. This will facilitate the handling of your case.

Study counselling

You are welcome to contact the study counsellor at our department if you are interested in studying with us, or if you are a student at our department and have questions and concerns regarding your education or study situation.
The study counsellor is also our department’s contact person for students with disabilities. Office hours by appointment.

Study counsellor
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