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Why bother with a post grad? Are they even worth it? Have your say! 26-10-2016
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    Hi all,

    I have two points I am hoping for advice for regarding postgraduate study.

    1. For work in cross-cultural health policy, what would you say would be the most valuable post-grad degree/most likely to be sought by employers..I am looking into Medical Anthropology, Global Health/Public Health, Global Studies with Medical Anthropology?

    2. I had been accepted into UCL, but have decided to study abroad, hopefully in Scandinavia...what is your opinion on the most reputable universities in this field from Uni of Copenhagen, uni of aarhus, Karolinska Institute, Lund University, Gothenberg Uni, Stockholm Uni?

    Any advice would be great!

    Have a look at jobs you're interested in and see what their entry requirements are. That should help you choose a course. Uni reputation generally doesn't matter unless you're wanting to work in a country that does so pick the uni with the most interesting course and at which you'll get the most exposure and experience in the field you're interested in.

    I am not familiar with Medical Anthropology as I follow Health Economics and MPH. "most reputable universities"? For what areas of concentrations? You can look at each department's impact factor on IDEAS/REPEC. epidemiology, biostatistics are core courses and some employers prefer them. Are you good at quant? Medical Anthropology is very niche and not much in demand compared to epidemiology, biostatistics

    Karolinska is well known for its MSc Health. Concentrations include epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics and interdisciplinary behavioral sciences. Karolinska is medical research driven, well dialed in international research with leading institutes abroad and courses tend to be on the analytical side. But graduates can work in policy analysis, health education & administration. Small intake and good staff to student ratio. Very competitive application.

    I heard good things about Goethenburg Uni as the course is managed by the Nordic School of Public Health. It is a traditional MPH. Uppsala Uni has a MSc International Health and merits a closer look.

    I think Lund Uni's course benefits from the Swedish Institute of Health Economics' nearby location. Lund's MPH looks well designed with its 3 core areas. But it looks more quintessential syllabus of epidemiology and health policy, less Medical Anthropology.
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