International Social Welfare and Health Policy

Would you like to study social welfare and health policies in a global perspective?

This programme provides you with the knowledge and skills in social science theories and methods to analyse, develop and manage social and health policies at a high level. The programme 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 programme you will learn how to analyse topical issues in many fields of social welfare and health policy research in the Nordic countries, other European countries and globally. The programme allows you to focus on the countries or region of particular interest.

You will spend the two first semesters in Oslo with a cohort of students from around the globe. 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 programme offers courses in international social welfare, international health, risk management and globalisation, research methods and theory of science.

The elective courses allow you to pursue topics of special interest that may be relevant for both yourmaster’s thesis, as well as for your future career.

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 programmes at OsloMet on the programme website.

Formal prerequisites

You will find detailed information about the formal prerequisites on the programme website.

Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Campus Pilestredet, Oslo
Credits 120.0
Language of teaching English