MSc in Health Policy at Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

Oslo Metropolitan University 2 Years
Norway Full Time
Master, 2 years Onsite

Would you like to study social welfare and health policies from a global perspective? This program provides you with the knowledge and skills in social science theories and methods to analyze, develop, and manage social and health policies at a high level.

The program is unique in its combination of social welfare and health policy studies and provides training in comparative and international social welfare and health policy analysis. In the program, you will learn how to analyze topical issues in many fields of social welfare and health policy research in the Nordic countries, other European countries, and globally.

The program allows you to focus on the countries or regions of particular interest. You will spend the two first semesters in Oslo with a cohort of students from around the globe. In the third semester, you can choose between elective courses at OsloMet or studies abroad at one of our partner universities. During the fourth semester, you will write your master’s thesis, in Oslo or abroad.

The program offers courses in international social welfare, international health, risk management and globalization, research methods, and theory of science. The elective courses allow you to pursue topics of special interest that may be relevant for both your master’s thesis, as well as for your future career.

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Course Details:

The program’s comparative focus allows you to develop a toolset for analysis in professional fields and within many fields of research, as well as to learn more about a selected country of focus (including your own) during the research process.

Enrollment Requirements:

To apply for this program you need:

  • a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent degree, in social work, child care and welfare, political science, sociology, anthropology (or related social sciences), nursing, physiotherapy, health psychology, medicine, or a similar health-related degree
  • an average grade of at least C (according to the ECTS grading scale) on your bachelor’s degree
  • proof of your English proficiency

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Costs/Tuition Fees:

Free of Cost

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About the University/Institution:

Oslo and Akershus University College was the largest state university college in Norway from its establishment in 2011 until 2018, when it was transformed into Oslo Metropolitan University, the youngest of Norway’s new universities. It had more than 20,000 students and 2,100 employees

Application Deadline:

15 December for applicants from countries outside of the European Union / the European Economic Area (EEA) / Switzerland.

1 March (early admission) / 15 April for applicants from the European Union / European Economic Area (EU/EEA) and Switzerland. Applications accepted from 1 January.

You will find more information about admission to the international master’s degree programs at OsloMet on the program website.

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