Health Economics, M.Sc. | University of Cologne | Köln, Germany
24 months
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The Health Economics course from 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.


This Health Economics course from University of Cologne provides you with:

  • skills for a career as a health economics specialist in microeconomic management, administration, associations and health care governance institutions.
  • in-depth knowledge to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the field based on the stakeholder groups that are relevant to health care (e.g. managers, policymakers, physicians).
  • methods for the application of health economic tools to support, shape or implement decision-making processes.

Career Opportunities

In terms of job prospects, Cologne is a very attractive location for students of health economics. Many hospitals, well-known pharmaceutical companies, insurance and consulting firms are located in Cologne and the surrounding region. We help you forge ties with our partners even before you have completed the programme.

Upon graduation from the interdisciplinary Master in Health Economics programme, 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Within this programme, the compulsory Core and Advanced Sections cover the basic skills and knowledge you need for a recommended track specialisation.
  • The Specialisation Section provides you with a diverse range of seminars and lectures where you can further develop skills according to your interests.
  • The Supplementary Section serves as an additional section for developing a more specific profile. Modules from business administration as well as from the Faculty of Medicine are available to students.
  • The master’s thesis is written towards the end of the programme and can be research or practice oriented corresponding to the student’s interest.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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English, German


120 ECTS


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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

  • Application in the case of unfinished Bachelor studies: In cases where present Bachelor studies have not been fully completed, application is permitted if the candidate has earned at least 80% of the required credits and will have achieved the remaining results by 30 September at the latest. The specific admission criteria governing the designated course of study (including the overall grade) must already have been fulfilled on the basis of the exam results available at the time of application.
  • at least 60 ECTS credits in the fields of Health Economics and/or Business Administration and/or Economics
  • at least 15 ECTS credits in Medicine
  • at least 18 ECTS credits in the field of Methods in Health Economics

Tuition Fee

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  • 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.

Living costs for Köln

831 - 1291 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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