University of Tampere



The School of Health Sciences (HES) advances knowledge through multidisciplinary education and research in public health and nursing science. Research and teaching in public health addresses a wide range of issues pertaining to health, health promotion and means of preventing diseases as well as various aspects of health care and health policy and their effectiveness.

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N/A, but close collaboration with the Tampere University Hospital, including with the Psychiatric Units

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In nursing science there are separate programmes in the teaching of nursing and in nursing management. The School also offers an International Master’s Degree Programme in Health Sciences with options to specialize in Public Health or International Health. This two-year programme with students from all around the world is offered every other year and the medium of instruction is English.

At the School of Health Sciences it is possible to carry out the following post-graduate degrees: Licentiate and Doctorate Degrees in Philosophy or Health Sciences or the Doctoral Degree in Medicine. The postgraduate degrees can be carried out in all the academic fields at the school.

In addition, we run an expert programme for epidemiologically oriented researchers worldwide with special focus on the essential public health problems in low-income countries. The International postgraduate Programme in Epidemiology is open for applications every other year.


The School of Health Sciences provides undergraduate (Bachelor's), graduate (Master's) and postgraduate (Doctoral) level education. In the undergraduate and graduate level degree programmes the major subjects are Nursing Science or Public Health. These programmes are available only in Finnish.

Current Research Projects

Research at HES is mainly concerned with the health of various population groups, approached from the perspectives of the individual, the family, the community, the healthcare system and societal decision-making. HES’s research interests are thus crucial to society and located at the intersection of the University’s two main areas of strength: the social sciences and health. Some of the school’s broadest interdisciplinary research interests include ageing and the elderly; healthcare management; the healthcare and social services system; and the health and health promotion of children, young people and families. These interests are developed as multidisciplinary research priorities. Mental health and occupational health are also researched in various fields represented by HES, and cancer epidemiology is another strong and constantly developing field.


There are nine disciplines in the School of Health Sciences that all engage in research. Many of the research projects also involve several disciplines.

The main interdisciplinary themes are ageing, children and adolescents, the health care system and statistical methods.

Contact Information

University of Tampere School of Health Sciences, Nursing Science

Lääkärinkatu 1

FI 33520 Tampere


+358 40 190 1449

+358 3 3560 127

Contact person

Marja Kaunonen

Professor, Vice Dean

+358 40 190 1454

Last updated: 21.07.2014