M.Sc. On Campus

Health Economics

University of Cologne

24 months
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The Health Economics course at University of Cologne contents are taught by researchers and experts from the field and thus create a well-founded portfolio of theories, methods and interdisciplinary applications.


Specialised Career Tracks

With the innovative development of a Health Care Manager and a Health Care Analyst Track, you have the opportunity to set a focus from the second semester onwards. The tracks recommend courses from the study programme and help you to select

courses according to the desired career profile.


Upon graduation from the interdisciplinary Health Economics course at University of Cologne, you will be prepared to work in public and

private healthcare institutions. Your work will include tasks in the field of management, administration or in associations as

well as health policy management institutions. Further professional prospects for graduates of this interdisciplinary programme

include activities in academic teaching and health, as well as health policy research.

Health Care Manager Track - exemplary areas for job opportunities are:

  • Controller for hospitals
  • Assistance to the board of directors at the hospital
  • Consultant
  • Project Manager of health care providers
  • Quality Manager

Programme Structure

For specialisation within the study programme you can choose a Health Care Manager Track or Health Care Analyst Track.
  • A combination is also possible. 
  • The Health Care Analyst Track supports your professional profile for a career in scientific and academic health care institutions. 
  • The Health Care Manager Track enables you to specialise for careers in hospital management, quality management or consulting. Analytical-oriented and management-oriented contents are available in each section of the study programme.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, German


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor degree or equivalent in the respective field (worth at least 180 ECTS credits) and an overall grade point average of
  • at least 2.7 (German grade). Applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • At least 60 ECTS credits in Health Economics and/or the field of Business Administration and Economics
  • At least 15 ECTS credits in Medicine
  • At least 18 ECTS credits in the field of Methods in Health Economics
  • English language skills level B2 CEFR
  • German language skills level C1 CEFR

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • The University of Cologne does not charge any tuition fees.
  • Each semester, all enrolled students of the University of Cologne have to pay a social fee ("Semesterbeitrag").


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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