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Bachelor programme in Global Public Health

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Our planet is witnessing major environmental, demographic and health related changes e.g . the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases as well as the threat of double burden of diseases. Geographical distances are also eroding partly due to scientific, technological and political global trends. As people are being linked and brought closer to each other across national and geographical borders, new challenges and opportunities  that have significant bearings on populations’ health emerge. Sustainability of health is therefore now a central concern for most countries, world governing bodies and organisations. Crucial questions remain how do we address these growing health challenges ? How do we promote health and prevent ill health? The good news however is that these ongoing changes also bring with them new opportunities to share access to knowledge, skills and resources important for improving the health of populations across the globe.

The bachelor programme in Public Health Sciences has been created with the challenges of global health in mind. The programme will focus on population health, determinant factors as well as evidence based based tools for improving the health of populations. In the tradition of the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, students will get both local and international perspectives on public health determinates and learn how to prevent and promote health amongst vulnerable groups in a global arena. Analysing factors that affect public health, means and methods to address them and how to implement systematic work to improve public health will be part of your learning process as a student.

1. Affliation to an international organisation that addresses health and humanitarian issues

2. Opportunities for internships, field studies and more at international and local organisations

3. A safe international environment

4. Strategic location in a multicampus setting with a bustling and active student life

5. Unique future career opportunities through the diverse programmes offered


After your studies here, you will receive a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with specialization in Global Health, 180 credits. You will eligible for master’s studies in Public Health.

Programme content

During your studies at the SRCUC, there will be opportunities for Internship and fieldworks at different health based international organizations. Courses will include introduction to public health, epidemiology (i.e. the study of how diseases spread and can be controlled), health communications and education, human rights, humanitarian law, migration and health, communicable and non- communicable diseases, health policy, economy and management etc.

Programme syllabus


You will be equipped to effectively plan, implement, manage and evaluate health interventions. You will be able to work as an analyst and public health specialist with diverse actors within different arenas in the public sector and organizations. You will be ideally suited for work with socially vulnerable groups. The degree prepares you for advanced education in the field of public health for those interested in masters, research and working within the academics. 

Entry Requirement


Click the link below for country specific requirements for studying in Sweden.


English Language proficiency

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper Secondary course English 6/English B. This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission


The selection is based upon both Upper Secondary/ High School grade point average and the Swedish National University Aptitude test (Högskoleprovet) in the ratio 60/40.


Application Period:  October 2017 to January 2018
Autumn Term Starts: August 2018
Study pace: 100%, 40 weeks per year (60 credits)
Study time: Daytime. Semesters run from September to January, and from January to June. 
Study form: Normal
Language: English
Programme location: Stockholm, Sweden

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 the Swedish Red Cross University College. 
Tuition fee: SEK 140000 per year
First instalment: SEK 140000



Study & Programme Director:
Leah Emegwa Okenwa
+46 08 587 516 79

Study & Career counsellor:
Helen Waldur
+46 08 587 516 71

For more information, please contact globalhealth@rkh.se