Health Science, Master Programme

120 credits

The master’s programme that takes both the individual’s and the planet’s health seriously!

This programme provides you with tools to improve the health of both humans and non-humans, and prepares you for future commitment within health-related activities. Together with students from different parts of the world, with a diverse educational background, you become part of an exciting transdisciplinary and international learning environment.

On the programme, you will become familiar with several different scientific perspectives on health. This will give you broad and in-depth expertise in the field, as well as good conditions to be able to understand and improve the health situation of both humans and non-humans.

Health in relation to climate and climate changes is something that we take seriously. Throughout the programme, you will develop your knowledge within this field to be able to meet the health challenges of the future.

Do you have a strong interest in a particular field? On the programme, you will have the opportunity to design your own specialisation within the field of health science through, among other things, eligible courses, individual specialisation themes, and field studies.

The programme is international and you will meet students and teachers form different parts of the world, as well as a diverse selection of literature and authors. We work continuously to establish collaborations with universities in other countries to give you the opportunity to gain international experience. In our efforts to be climate-smart, we want to increase our online collaboration and our collaboration with universities that can be reached by train.

We attach great importance to involving organisations and institutions outside the university in the pogramme and during your studies you will get opportunity to meet and collaborate with these. We work actively to make use of current and earlier students’ experiences and contacts.


Once you have obtained your degree, you will possess knowledge and skills that are in demand on both the national and the international labour market. The programme prepares you for work in a number of different types of health-related activities. You will be able to independently lead change and development work within public, private and nonprofit institutions, companies, and organisations.


Master of Science (120 credits) (Main field of study: Health Science).

International possibilities

At Linnaeus University, you have plenty of opportunity to broaden your international perspective. During the course of your programme, you can choose to study abroad through exchange studies to gain international experience. If you do, you will conduct part of your studies at one of our many partner universities around the world.

Also at home you can gain international experience. Many courses contain intercultural elements. For instance, in the form of course literature or guest lecturers from other countries. In your leisure time, you can get involved in associations together with students from a wide range of other programmes and countries, or meet international students through our buddy programme.

Learn more about international possibilities at Linnaeus University

Motivation letter

Template for motivational letter intended for individual assessment, to be attached to application to the programme.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the programme, please e-mail

I want to contribute to saving lives

Muhammad Ishaq vid Linnéuniversitetet.

Muhammad really appreciates the study environment at Linnaeus University, and the fact that nature is so close to campus. In the future, he wants to contribute to improving the health situation around the world.


Kalmar – the student city by the sea

In Kalmar centre, right next to the sea, you will find the university’s facilities that were inaugurated in August 2021. In Kalmar, everything is nearby, and you can take your bicycle to the university regardless of where you live in the city.

New students have housing guarantee. This means that you are entitled to student accommodation within two months. This is one of the reasons for Kalmar being appointed Student City of the Year 2023 by the Swedish National Union of Students. Kalmar has also received the award because the city offers students an excellent living environment. What is more, the city works actively to create opportunities for students to stay in Kalmar to work when they have completed their studies.

Kalmar municipality has about 70 000 inhabitants. Kalmar has a strong trade and industry with many companies that are on the forefront in green energy, e-commerce, and eHealth, which means there is good opportunity to establish contacts for your future work life.

Kalmar has a cultural history centre and has been named Sweden’s Summer City several times. No wonder, with all the hours of sun, beaches and concerts. What is more, the island of Öland is just one bridge away.

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House Vita at universitetskajen in Kalmar