The effects of global phenomena are transforming the way we work for health at both national and international levels. Our programme offers a unique opportunity to study the intertwined disciplines of public and global health.

The student is equipped with the necessary expertise, tools and skills to work in the complex setting of contemporary and emerging health challenges. The programme integrates the themes of public and global health in the course curriculum, which consists of interdisciplinary studies in health sciences, social sciences, and technology.

The core disciplines of public health, such as epidemiology, health promotion, systems, and economics are studied, as well as a wide range of elective courses. Students grow their expertise in global dynamics studying topics such as inequalities, climate change, migration, ageing and conflicts, to mention but a few.

Career or after graduation opportunities

Equipped with knowledge and skills, our graduates go to work in diverse fields such as governmental agencies, NGO’s, academia and private industry to name just a few. Many of our alumni have been appointed to positions of responsibility in their countries and are having an impact on national and global public health issues.

An internship is a great opportunity to take your career skills out for a test drive! It is a chance to get your foot in the door of a possible future employer as well as networking with other professionals in your field.

During the second year of the degree programme students have an obligatory internship or work placement of three months during the study year. The place and nature of the internship or work placement should be relevant to the programme and may be in an international setting or in Finland.

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Master of Health Sciences


4 December 2018 – 23 January 2019

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August 2019


120 credits, 2 years of full-time study



Tampere University




10 000 €



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