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Health Economics - Online, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Entirely taught in English, the Health Economics - Online at UPF Barcelona School of Management equips you to specialize in the economics and management of health services and pharmaceuticals, and at the same time teaches you how to professionally manage the health service provisions of any administration, organization or health insurance agency, whether public or private.


The Online Postgraduate Course in Health Economics will teach you to apply concepts, techniques and economic instruments to managing the main problems of resource allocation faced by administrations, insurance agencies and health organizations in the provision of health care.

Aimed at professionals and graduates involved with the health and pharmaceutical sector, the Online Postgraduate Course in Health Economics boasts a teaching staff made up of eminent lecturers from the Economics, Business and Health Science departments of Pompeu Fabra University.


  • To provide specialised training in the economics and management of health services and pharmaceutical products (Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics).
  • The concept of management in the health sector and the pharmaceutical sector is understood in the broadest sense of the term and includes public sector services, centres and services belonging to health care institutions at any level of care, pharmaceutical service providers, agencies for the evaluation of drugs and medical technologies, together with the pharmaceutical industry, pharmaceutical distributors, insurance companies and consultancy and advisory firms.
  • The programme is of special relevance for professionals and graduates related to the health sector who are interested in the issues of health economics, pharmacoeconomics, and the design and management of quality programmes.
  • The programme is aimed especially at these graduates and health sector professionals, and offers an academic training with a high reputation on the market.
  • Participants are not required to have previous knowledge of economics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economic Evaluation of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Technologies. Basic Concepts
  • Quantitative Techniques Applied to Health Service and Pharmacy Management
  • Economics and Polices of Pharmaceutical Financing
  • Health Economics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent.
  • Admission will be based on the applicant's curriculum vitae. Priority will be given to applicants who wish to register for the complete Master's course.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4848 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4848 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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