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Public and Global Health

Tampere University

Because health is a right and not a privilege

The effects of global phenomena are transforming the way we work for health at both national and international Global phenomena and global policy decisions affect wellbeing and health across the world, transforming the way we work for health both at national and international levels. Our programme offers a unique opportunity to study both global and public health.


Master's degree (University)

Degree earned

Master of Health Sciences

Planned duration

2 years

Extent of studies

120 ECTS



Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens

10000 € per academic year

Link to scholarship programme

As a student in our programme, you are equipped with knowledge, skills, and tools to work in the complex setting of contemporary and emerging health challenges. Our interdisciplinary programme in public and global health integrates studies in health sciences and social sciences.

You will acquire a thorough grounding in the core disciplines of public health - epidemiology, health promotion, health policy, health protection and security, health systems, and health economics. In addition, you will grow your knowledge and expertise in global health policy and in understanding the dynamics between multilevel and intersectoral governance and health. The wide range of courses enable you to gain expertise in your areas of interest, including topics such as social determinants of health, Health in All Policies (HiAP), aging, social protection, health and environment, sustainable food systems and policies, global health governance, pandemics, or Nordic welfare states.

Tampere University’s international setting and our programme facilitate developing a global network of contacts and gaining experience working in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams. You can apply your skills from the courses and your experiences in practice through an internship in Finland or abroad. Your learning will be enhanced through the opportunity to interact with approachable faculty committed to fostering dialogue with and among students throughout the programme.

Welcome to the community of current and future global health experts!

Tampere University - Public and Global Health

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