Master thesis in public health sciences, 30 ECTS

Second level

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The aim of the course is to independently write a master thesis, by applying the knowledge and skills acquired during previous courses in the programme. In the first part of the course, the student chooses a research question and identifies a data…

The aim of the course is to independently write a master thesis, by applying the knowledge and skills acquired during previous courses in the programme. In the first part of the course, the student chooses a research question and identifies a data material, analytical method, and literature of relevance for the research question. This work is summarised in a proposal which is to be discussed at a seminar. In the second part of the course, the student finishes the master thesis, which includes formulation of the research problem, overview of relevant literature, acquisition and analysis of data, as well as interpretation and discussion of the results. The master theses are discussed at seminars.

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Area of interests: Human, Social and Political Sciences, and Law

Are you interested in human beings and society? How we function individually and together, what drives us, our learning processes, how rules and laws have been established, and how we interact with each other? If that is the case we have a lot to …

Are you interested in human beings and society? How we function individually and together, what drives us, our learning processes, how rules and laws have been established, and how we interact with each other? If that is the case we have a lot to offer. This area of interest covers anything from Pedagogy, Psychology and Gender Studies, to Statistics, Political Science, Law and many other subjects. Their common denominator is the relation between human beings and society, independent analytical thinking and often an international perspective.

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Public Health Sciences

Public health science is a multidisciplinary subject focusing on the relation between society and health. These relations are studied on both societal, group and individual level, but relations between these levels are also central. Public health science focus on links between macro and micro, where the endpoints consists of the structure of society and individual biological processes, as well as processes over the life cycle.

CHESS (Centre for Health Equity Studies) provide the Master programme “Population health: Societal and individual perspectives” 120 ECTS. With a basis in current international research, the Master programme provide a broad knowledge in Public health and a deepend understanding for how health is related to individual characteristics and the structuring of society. From a life course perspective and with a focus on international health the programme deals with the whole chain from biological processes to welfare policy, where connections to inequality in health is put forward.

Public Health Sciences