Health Economics, Policy & Law

The master in Health Economics, Policy & Law was designed for highly motivated students who are interested in understanding the complexities of healthcare systems and health policy issues from different disciplinary perspectives. You need a certain background to be admitted to the programme.

Prior education

Students must have completed a bachelor degree or a master's degree in a relevant field at a recognised university. We accept all students with:

  •  A Dutch bachelor or master degree in:
    • Public health
    • Economics
    • Health sciences (health policy & management)
    • Health and society
    • Medicine
    • Law
    • Pharmacy
  •  A similar degree obtained at a research-driven university such to be determined by the Admissions Board.
  • Students with a sufficient background in (health) economics and/or policy, such to be determined by the Admissions Board.

Note that all non-Dutch diplomas will have to be assessed by the admissions office and/or Nuffic. All applications will be assessed individually by the Admissions Board,  

Students holding a bachelor degree from a university of applied sciences do not qualify. They are referred to our pre-master’s programme (in Dutch).

Language skills

Proof of proficiency in English must be presented by submitting the results from either:

  • Level Statement of Language & Training Centre Erasmus university (English assessment valid for 1 year) with a minimum level of B2.2
  • IELTS score minimum of 6.5 on all components
  • iBT TOEFL (valid for 2 years) score minimum of 90
  • International Baccalaureate (English A or B Higher level)
  • Cambridge B2 First
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency

Exemption from the requirements is granted to those who:

  • Completed a bachelor or master's programme at a Dutch university (of applied sciences), or
  • Completed the ESHPM pre-master programme, or
  • Completed a university bachelor’s or master’s programme fully taught in English in one of the following countries: The Netherlands, Australia, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA.

Proficiency in Mathematics

The master requires students to have proven to have sufficient proficiency in mathematics, i.e. those with:

  • A VWO diploma with mathematics A, B or equivalent or
  • Research methods in previous education, to be assessed by the Admission Board or
  • A VWO mathematics certificate, to be assessed by the Admission Board

Admission criteria 

All applications will be considered by the Admissions Committee that decides on admission. To qualify for the master's programme, students should at least:

  • Have a bachelor degree with good results, from a recognised university and in a relevant field.
  • A similar non-Dutch degree obtained at a research-driven university, such to be determined by the Admissions Board.

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