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Master of Science

Master Health Economics

If you’re already studying Health Economics and would like to find out more about specific details of your master programme, you’ll find what you’re looking for on the Master in Health Economics Programme Structure pages.

Thank you for your interest in the master programmes at the WiSo Faculty. On this page you can find information about the Master in Health Economics – from an initial overview and course structure, to admissions criteria and the application and selection process. Simply click the relevant link.

In a nutshell

  • Standard period of study: 4 semesters, full-time
  • Start: Fall term
  • Degree title: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • Language: German and English; Double Master's Programme: English
  • Fees: Only social fee
  • Application Deadline: June 15th 2017 (please note the differing deadlines for the Double Master's Programme)

Some examples of the questions Health Economics students look at

  • Who are the key national and international players in healthcare?
  • What illnesses are significant in terms of health economics and how can appropriate healthcare management help to tackle them?
  • What aspects of evidence-based medicine are of crucial significance when deciding on a therapy?
  • How can health policy measures be assessed?
  • How can the ethical implications of structures and courses of action be assessed?
  • What aspects are relevant in the assessment of conclusions and the evaluation of methodological designs in the context of clinical studies?

    Programme structure

    The master's programme Health Economics consists of 120 ECTS- (European Credit Transfer System) Points and is designed as a 4-semester full-time programme. It is a consecutive master degree based on a bachelor degree within the field of health economics.

    The Core and Advanced Section of the master's programme Health Economics contains 48 credit points. This area covers the basics of health economics.

    The Specialisation Section, where students altogether complete 30 credit points, includes seminars as well as specialisation modules in health economics and medicine.

    In the Supplementary Section, at least one module from economics and/or sociology has to be completed. Furthermore, to accomplish the required 18 credit points within this section, further modules from business administration and/or medicine have to be completed.

    Detailed information concerning the curricular design is available on our homepage on the Programme Structure pages. Especially at the beginning of your studies, individual consultations will help to make the right choices over the course of the programme.

    Ludwig Kuntz

    Health economics is a future-oriented field that brings together the perspectives of different actors from management, medicine and politics under the umbrella of economics.

    Ludwig Kuntz, Professor and Director of the Department of Business Administration and Health Care Management

    Only the best for your career

    The M.Sc. Health Economics at the WiSo-faculty of the University of Cologne widens the knowledge gained in your bachelor studies and makes you an expert in your respective area. For many managing positions of different industries and for certain professions in research and teaching, a master is indispensable.

    Graduates find possible fields of employment primarily in consulting functions on a leadership level in private as well as public organisations like clinics, large medical practices, health insurers, institutions and in organisations and corporations within health care management as well as within the sport-, fitness-, and preventive and rehabilitation sector. The goal of the M.Sc. Health Economics is to make graduates mediators between commercial executives, chief physicians and the respective other people involved in the health sector and to solve arising conflicts of interest.

    Take your professional future into your own hands and benefit from the theoretical and methodical-oriented approach of the WiSo-Faculty, which combines research as well as teaching with practical experience.

    Not international enough?

    If this is the case, get information on the opportunity to complete a semester abroad at one of our numerous partner universities. Further Information can be found on the homepage of our International Relations Center (ZiB WiSo).

    Information on the application

    From the middle of April onwards you can submit your application via WiSo Faculty's Master's Application Portal. Applicants with a (bachelor’s) degree acquired abroad must additionally apply via uni-assist online as well as postal until 15 June (date of receipt). If you apply for our Double Master’s Programme(s) the deadline is 1 may (date of receipt).

    Please download this PDF checklist of relevant application documents.

    Detailed information about the admission procedure, admission deadlines and required documents are provided at the application website.

    We are looking forward receiving your application!