Health Economics, Policy & Law

Master of Science (MSc) in Health Economics, Policy & Law

Get a comprehensive view by exploring the economic, political and legal approaches to the complexities of healthcare systems. Health Economics, Policy & Law (HEPL) is an unique multidisciplinary master programme, with an international orientation.

Healthcare systems worldwide face complicated challenges. Policy makers want to retain or improve access to good-quality healthcare, but they also want to keep systems affordable for patients and tax payers. Meanwhile, healthcare expenditure is increasing, demographics are changing, expectations are higher and expensive new treatments are becoming available.

What are the causes of the problems systems face? What are the solutions? Take a multidisciplinary approach that combines legal, economic, managerial, and political thinking. See how countries balance efficiency and equity in their systems. Explore the impact that the European Union and other international bodies are having on healthcare systems. The master programme is internationally oriented and aims to attract students from all over the world. 

Why study a Master in Health Economics, Policy & Law in Rotterdam?

This MSc programme, the only one of its kind in Europe, offers you:

  • The opportunity to learn the skills and acquire the knowledge required to solve the challenges facing healthcare systems. You will use the knowledge of economics, public administration and law to be able to analyse and understand health policy issues.  
  • The chance to work with some of the world’s leading research groups and analyse actual developments.
  • Career opportunities: jobs in government, with health insurers, consultancy firms, in the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare organisations, and in international organisations like the World Bank, the World Health Organisation, the European Commission, or at universities.

Education objectives 

• Have an understanding of global healthcare issues and national healthcare systems.
• Have the analytical skills and the conceptual knowledge to understand the complexities of healthcare systems.
• Be able to take a legal, economic, and managerial approach in advancing your arguments.