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Sámi and Indigenous Health

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Spring Term 2025

About the course

The course provides a broad introduction to Sámi and Indigenous health, with a focus on both the regional situation in Sápmi and Indigenous health globally. The course is suited for anyone with an interest in Sámi and Indigenous peoples' health. It is particularly suitable for those who work within health and medical care systems, with public health, or in other related areas.

The course is constructed around thematic blocks. These include Sámi and Indigenous peoples' perspectives on identity, health rights, health, and health models; Sámi and Indigenous peoples' health situation today; methods and ethics in Sámi and Indigenous health research; health and healthcare systems for Sámi and Indigenous peoples; and personal treatment and power relations in healthcare encounters. Within each block, key concepts are introduced, related to empirical data, and discussed.

To conclude the course, students apply their knowledge through the development of a proposal for change with the potential to improve the health of Sámi or Indigenous peoples, within the students' own area of interest or activity.

Application and eligibility

Sámi and Indigenous Health, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2025 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


20 January 2025


8 June 2025

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Type of studies

Daytime, 25%, Distance

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Required Knowledge

90 ECTS in Public Health, Health and Healthcare, sami or indigenous Studies or other discipline within social or behavioural sciences, or equivalent foreign higher education. English proficiency equivalent to English B/6 from Swedish upper-secondary education.

Entry requirements


Academic credits

Application code



The online application opens 16 September 2024 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 October 2024. How to apply

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 18,550

Total fee

SEK 18,550

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Course is given by
Epidemiology and Global Health
Contactperson for the course is:
Ulrika Harju