International Social Welfare and Health Policy

This master's degree is unique as it combines both international social welfare policy and international health policy.More about aims and contents.Two-year master’s degree (120 credits). The first two semesters are spent in Oslo with a cohort of students from around the globe. The third semester provides a choice between elective courses and studies abroad at anaffiliated university.The fourth semesteris used to write a master's thesis (preferably in another country).The curriculum is taught by academic specialists and offers courses in international social welfare, international health, risk theory and globalization, foundational research methods and scientific theory.The programme’s comparative focus allows students to develop a tool set for analysis in professional fields and within many fields of research, as well as to learn more about a selected country of focus (including one’s own home country) during the research process.Tuition for courses is free. Subsidised student housing is available.All courses are in English.
Application deadline

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

Formal prerequisites

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent. The bachelor’s degree must consist of a minimum of 80 ECTS credits within relevant social sciences and/ or health science disciplines, with an average grade no lower than C according to the ECTS grading scale.

Previous successful applicants held bachelor’s degrees in, for example, social work, childcare and welfare, nursing, public health,gender studies, sociology, political science and international studies.

Proof of English proficiency is also required.

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