M.Sc. On Campus

Health Economics and Health Care Management

24 months
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High-quality health care and preventative health care coupled with the highest possible efficiency and cost effectiveness—the health care system faces major challenges. The aim of this Health Economics and Health Care Management MSc course from University of Hamburg is to analyze these challenges and develop potential solutions.


Course Details

The Health Economics and Health Care Management MSc course from University of Hamburg imparts both methodological skills and the ability to apply this expertise to issues in health care. Students acquire knowledge of the complex interactions within health care and learn to put this knowledge into practice. 

The MSc program, which is conducted in both German and English, is organized by the Department of Socioeconomics at Universität Hamburg in close cooperation with the Hamburg Center for Health Economics (HCHE). The HCHE is jointly run by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and is one of the largest centers for health economics research in Europe.

Students have the opportunity to select and individually combine courses in health economics and health care management in their advanced studies.

  • In health economics the focus is on issues relating to health care allocation and distribution. This includes questions targeting the regulation of health care, for instance, the structure of remuneration systems for doctors and hospitals and the regulation of both competition between health insurers and the pharmaceuticals industry.
  • In health care management, students learn about selected management concepts that may be applied to operative areas within health insurance companies, hospitals, and pharmaceuticals companies. Courses in marketing, technology and innovation management, controlling, and finance management round off the program.

Career Opportunities

The master’s program lays the foundations for management roles in companies (e.g., hospitals, health insurers, pharmaceuticals companies) and institutions within the health care market, in particular industry self-regulating organizations and associated institutions. It also provides the framework for academic research in the fields of health economics and health care management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Methods 
  • Health and the Health Care Markets 
  • Advanced Studies 
  • Management and Economics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in 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

  • Proof of first degree, language proficiency.
  • Completion of a first university degree in socioeconomics with a major in business administration or economics, health economics, business engineering or a comparable subject (proof required).
  • Proof of proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • The semester contribution is €328. 

Living costs for Hamburg

897 - 1417 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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