Global Health

Master's Degree Programme, 2 years

Global Health



Welcome to study start at NTNU

Welcome to study start at NTNU

We are looking forward to welcoming our new students to study start. 

Due to the current situation with the pandemic, this year's matriculation ceremony will be digital.   

We want everyone to get a good start and be part of the student community at NTNU, even if you have to follow the lectures digital the first semester from your home country.

More information on this year's matriculation ceremony.

The Office of International Relations will organise information meetings and online Q&As about how to register for courses, exams and other practical NTNU matters. 

The sessions will be streamed live on the Internet, but it will also be possible to watch them later at your convenience.

More information about the information meetings will be published on the New international student's webpage as soon as it is available.

We invite you to a digital welcome meeting for the MSc in Global Health on 17 August at 2 pm (Norwegian time zone). A link to join the meeting will be provided later.

The welcome meeting will last for approximately one hour. You will meet your study programme leader, the student advisor and your fellow students, and practical information about the courses will be given. 

Before you can start your studies, you must pay the semester fee, get a user account at NTNU, download the semester card app and register for courses.

You can do this from early August.  We strongly advise you to this as soon as possible, and preferably before the classes start.

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All students at the Faculty of Medicine have to sign a non-disclosure agreement protocol.

By signing this protocol, you promise to take all reasonable precautions to ensure that personal data relating to patients or sensitive research data will be kept confidential.

You have to sign this protocol and hand it in electronically by 15 September.

Special needs students or students with disabilities can get help with individual accommodations. This encompasses measures such as a personal mentor through NAV and specially equipped reading room places.

More information about special needs accommodations

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About Global Health

The Master of Science (MSc) in Global Health will provide a theoretical base on health and health systems, and an emphasis on methodology and training in different research methods. There will be a special emphasis on innovation and technological support and services in global health.


The application deadline for for applicants from non-EU/non-EEA students is 1 December. The application deadline for students from EU/EEA countries is 1 March.  The application deadline for students from Nordic countries is 15 April. You submit your application electronically.

Career Prospects

The MSc in Global Health qualifies graduates for a wide range of careers, including positions in international organizations, government agencies, non-governmental institutions, hospitals, and public and private enterprises focusing on healthcare delivery, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Programme Components

The MSc in Global Health is a two-year, full-time programme starting in the autumn semester. There are two main components: a master's thesis worth 60 ECTS credits, and theoretical and methodological courses totalling a further 60 credits.


Contact our student advisor if you have any questions about the MSc in Global Health. Email: Telephone: +47 73 55 11 00


Watch our video about the MSc in Global Health



Degree: Master of Science in Global Health
Programme code: MSPUHE
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS credits
Restricted admission: Yes (20 places)
Language of instruction: English

Faculty: Medicine and Health Sciences
Department: Public Health and Nursing

Location: Trondheim (Campus Øya)

How to apply


Illustration: global health