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Second year of Master's Programme in Public Health with a Specialization in Health Economics

We wish you a warm welcome to the Master`s programme in Public health, second year, with a Specialization in Health Economics at the Department of Epidemiology and Global health - Umeå University.

How to start

  • 1. Your offer

    You have been admitted. If you want to keep your place (seat), you do not have to reply to your offer.

    If you do not want to keep your place you should decline your offer by logging in to 'My pages' on universityadmissions.se, and follow the instructions. You should click "I wish to decline this offer" next to the course or programme you want to decline.

    If you see "Reserve" next to your course or programme in the Notification of selection results, this means that you've been placed on a waiting list for that course/programme.

    Support for students with disabilities

    If you are in need of special support due to disability, you should apply for that in good time before you start your studies. Find more information about support for studying with disabilities.

  • 2. Programme registration

    The first course, Evidenced based public health, starts Monday August 28. Registration on this course is also the start of the programme. 
    Attendance will be noted on the first lecture and registration is done by the administration. Self-registration is not available! 
    You will get a schedule and a welcome letter one month before the course starts.
    If you are unable to attend during the registration and introduction, you need to contact, course administrator Angelica Johansson in advance, or else you risk to lose your seat/place in the programme.
    The latest day to attend and register for the programme is September 11! 

    Save the date Friday August 25, 2023. The department, Epidemiology and Global Health, will arrange an introduction day (not compulsory) and you will receive information regarding this later by e-mail.
    Read more about the Epidemiology and Global health department and Umeå International School of Public Health here:Website

    Umeå University also offers the possibility to take part in an orientation for new  international students. Link to information: Orientation

    You should try to be in Umeå at least some days or a week before that in order to settle practical issues before the teaching starts.



  • 3. Programme start

    Monday August 28

    Time: Informed later

    Schedule is published here no later than 30 days before the start of the course

About the programme

  • Programme info

    The educational programme for the Master’s programme in Public Health (120 higher education credits) ordinarily consists of four terms (2 years), which corresponds to courses of a total of 120 higher education credits.This educational programme presumes that one-half has been completed at an earlier date, which means that the programme consists of 60 higher education credits.

    The studies are to be characterized by a high degree of independence, active seeking of knowledge, problem solving, critical analysis, and evaluation based on a scientific approach. The forms for the work for the programme vary between independent individual work, work in study groups, participating in seminars and attending lectures. The course syllabuses state the prerequisite requirements for each course.

    All teaching takes place in English. Note that all teaching material will be available on the learning platform Canvas. Learn more about the platform here: Canvas
    All students need to bring their own laptop! 

    Programme overview:
    Evidence based public health (4 credits), Equity and Health (3,5 credits) Health economic theory (7,5 credits), Advanced biostatistics and epidemiology (7,5 credits), Advanced topics in health economic evaluation methods (7,5 credits), Health, environment and sustainability (3,5 credits), Leading change and development in welfare organizations (4 credits), Evaluation in public health (7,5 credits), Master thesis, second year (15 credits)

    A student who has not previously completed a Master's thesis comprising 15 credits in the academic discipline public health science, studies a Master's thesis course comprising 30 credits during the spring term. Other students take courses as above.

  • Practical info

    Housing for students in Umeå is mainly in special students’ housing with a number of rooms sharing a kitchen, but each with its own toilet. A student room is the cheapest housing. Keep in mind that it`s not allowed to live more than one person in each student room! 

    Umeå University Student Housing assists tuition fee-paying students and Students with tuition reduction/scholarships by helping them to find accommodation in student rooms. Follow the link above for Information on how it works. 

    For students coming from outside Sweden and who are exempted from paying tuition fees (for example European citizens) we recommend that you start to search for accommodation very early after admission. 
    Finding a place to live is an important concern and Umeå University is only mandated to help exchange and tuition-fee paying international students in this regard. 
    Follow the link above for some tips on how to find accommodation!  

    You can also find a lot of other practical information in “The International Student Guide” 

    UISPH friends: (UISPH=Umeå International school of Public Health)
    In June, our current students, (UISPH friends) will create a Facebook platform where you can chat with them. You will have the possibility to chat and ask them anything – about the arrival, what autumn is like in Umeå, what you might need to bring, etc. Link to FB will be updated later!

    When you arrive here, you will meet some of them in person on the Department Introduction and they will help you to get familiar with Umeå and studying at UISPH.

    Director of studies: Marie Lindkvist
    Programme administrator: Angelica Johansson
    Study administrator: Eva Selin

  • Additional information

    Before you can start your studies it`s important that you activate your UMU ID (user account at Umeå University)


New at Umeå University

  • Checklist for admitted students

    Follow this simple list of things to complete your enrolment at Umeå University. It includes: how to secure housing, getting a residence permit (for citizens from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland), tuition payment (if applicable), travel directions and more.

    To the checklist for admitted Students

  • The Student web

    The website for current students has all sorts of information about services, support, legal and practical matters at Umeå University. You can sign in to the learning platforms, see your schedule and course overview, get a study certificate, apply for a degree or sign up for an examination.

    Student life begins here

  • Recommended arrival times

    International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular semester, preferably prior to the Orientation. If you fail to arrive on time, you have to contact the study counselor as soon as possible, but no later than one week ahead of the course start, or you may not be able to register for the programme or course.

    If you will have student housing through the Housing Office at Umeå University you will receive information about your arrival in your offer of housing.

    Don't forget - Umeå has cold winters, so pack accordingly with a warm jacket, warm shoes, gloves and hat.

  • Orientation

    Moving to a new country with an unfamiliar language, culture and customs can be a challenge. We would like to help you and ease that challenge so that you can focus on your studies. Therefore, we would like to offer you the possibility to take part in our Orientation, which begins a few days before the start of the semester (Autumn) or the same day as the semester starts (Spring).

    More about the Orientation this semester.

  • Welcome Fair

    Are you a new student at Umeå University? Visit the Welcome Fair – a perfect opportunity to learn what our university and Umeå can offer. The fair normally takes place in the beginning of each semester.

    Learn more

  • Activate your user account

    As a new student, you need to activate your user account approximately two weeks prior to the start of the semester in order to, for instance:

    • access the internet in computer labs and the university's wireless network
    • register for courses
    • submit assignments and verify your study results
    • access your student e-mail

    If you are a new student, you will automatically receive a user account when you are admitted, but you will need to activate it for it to function properly. You will not be able to activate it until approximately two weeks prior to the start of the semester.

    I want to learn more about my user account (Umu-id)

    For exchange students and tuition fee paying students 
    If you are an exchange student or tuition fee paying student, you will receive an email with instructions on how to activate your account.

    Help! It's not working
    If you are having problems activating your account or logging in, please contact our Servicedesk. You will find answers to common questions, and can submit enquiries.

  • Get your UmU card

    When you are on Campus Umeå, Umeå Arts Campus or Campus Örnsköldsvik, you will need a UmU card. The card has the following functions:

    • building access
    • borrowing card for the University Library system
    • copying and printing card.

    To get the card, you need to apply for it. Here’s how to apply for the UmU card.

  • Join a student union

    There are three student unions at Umeå University:

    • Umeå Student Union
    • Umeå Student Union of Science and Technology
    • Umeå Medical and Health Sciences Student Union.

    They are actively involved so that fellow students have a high quality of education, good working environment, and fun leisure time.

    Become a member of a student union!

  • Access to Microsoft Office 365

    Students at Umeå University have free access to the programmes of Microsoft Office 365. This means that you have access to Teams, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Whiteboard Forms, your student email and other services which can facilitate your studies and your collaboration with other students. To access Office 365 you need to activate your UmU-id. 

    Learn more about Office 365 and how to install it on your computer



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