Curriculum

Master Health Economics, Policy & Law

The programme of the master in Health Economics, Policy & Law takes 12 months of intensive full-time study:

  • The study-load of the programme is 60 credits according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
  • The master consists of 6 compulsory courses, each with a course-load of 5 credits, 2 elective courses of 10 credits in total and an individual master thesis of 20 credits. Courses are organised in 5 blocks of 6 weeks, with 2 simultaneous courses in each block.
  • We do not offer a part-time programme.

Compulsory courses*
The master in Health Economics, Policy & Law consist of the following compulsory courses:

 Block

Course name

Workload

1

Economics and Financing of Health Care Systems (GW4567M)

5 ECTS

1

Advanced Research Methods (GW4588M)

5 ECTS

2

Economics of Health and Health Care (GW4568M)

5 ECTS

2

Health Technology Assessment (GW4546M)

5 ECTS

3

International Health Law (GW4544M)

5 ECTS

3

Health Care Governance (GW4570M)

5 ECTS

4

Thesis plan (GW4553M)

5 ECTS

5-6

Thesis** (GW4554M)

15 ECTS

Elective courses*
In Blocks 4 and 5, students should choose elective courses with a total minimum of 10 ECTS. Within the programme, the following elective courses are offered:

 Block

Course name

Workload

4

Antitrust and Competition Policy in Health Care (GW4573M)

5 ECTS

4

Global Health Economics (GW4582M)

5 ECTS

4

Patient Preferences in the Delivery of Health Care (GW4580M)

5 ECTS

4

The Pharmaceutical Market (GW4577M)

5 ECTS

5

Advanced Economic Evaluation (GW4548M)

5 ECTS

5

Health Politics & Policy (GW4569M)

5 ECTS

5

Health, Economic Development & Policy  (GW4584M)

5 ECTS

5

Pharmaceutical Pricing and Market Access (GW4575M)

5 ECTS

* This is the programme of the year 2016-2017, so be aware that the curriculum can change. If you want to learn more about a specific course, please consult the Course Guide.
** Students may only participate in the course 'Thesis' if they have passed the course 'Thesis Plan'.

Taking electives elsewhere
Students may take courses in other EUR faculties or from other Dutch or foreign universities, as elective. They may also participate in the student exchange programmes we organise with European universities.

Prerequisites
Some courses form a prerequisite for other courses. "Quantitative Methods for Applied Economics (QMAE)" is a prerequisite for the course "Research Topics in Health Economics".

Study abroad

Would you like to spend some time studying abroad during the course of the programme? During the master in Health Economics, Policy & Law, you can.

The master in Health Economics, Policy & Law provides for the option to take elective courses abroad.

Mode of education 

The master programme alternates scientific theory and skills training through lectures, case discussions and projects. Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management is renowned for its teaching method of problem-based learning approach. This teaching method makes extensive use of case studies and requires active participation.

Target audience 

The Erasmus University master programme Health Economics, Policy & Law is intended for motivated students who wish to understand healthcare systems and health issues from different disciplinary perspectives. The programme is open to students with a bachelor degree in a relevant subject, on their way to a promising career in health management.

Grants

For the academic year 2018-2019, Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM) will provide financial support to a yet to be determined number of non-EEA students who will start an ESHPM’s master programme as of 1 September, 2018. More information about grants and finances.

Specialisation 

Please see below for information about the specialisation within this Master programme.

Master specialisation 

Please see below for information about the specialisation within this Master programme.

Master specialisation

Full-time

Part-time

Health Economics X Part-time