Health Economics, Policy, and Management

University of Oslo

Master On Campus
24 months
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In the Health Economics, Policy, and Management programme of the University of Oslo  students can choose between a specialization or the General programme which combines all three fields: Health Management, Health Economics and Economic Evaluation.



The Health Economics, Policy, and Management programme of the University of Oslo offers specializations which will give you first hand knowledge in the following fields:

  • Health economics
  • Health management
  • Economic evaluation

In addition to the specialization courses the HEPAM offers a broad range of elective courses and seminars.


The research at the Department is highly relevant and is much used in national and international decision-making processes.

Research in health economics focuses on:

  • Economic analyses of health policies
  • Effects of economic incentives
  • Determinants of hospital efficiency
  • Factors behind the demand for health services
  • Labour markets for health personnel

The health management research field focuses on:

  • The organization, management and politics of health care
  • Clinical leadership and management
  • Quality of health care
  • Historical and ethical topics
  • Changes in leadership and organizational culture

Research in economic evaluation involves:

  • Methods to assess the cost-effectiveness of treatments, procedures, diagnostics, screening practices, healthcare delivery routes and technologies.
  • Use of QALYs in the assessment of effectiveness
  • Application of the methods to a range of diseases such as cancer (e.g. breast, colorectal, lung), cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, orphan diseases and rheumatic disease

Career opportunities

Knowledge of health economics, policy and management is in demand all over the world, on local and national levels. Internship and exchange throughout the study programme will further give you opportunities to develop networks in Norway and abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Health Economics
  • Statistics
  • Health Care Systems
  • Health Law
  • Medicine

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree.
  • 4-year bachelor's degree or Licence.
  • You must have a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C in the required specialization. A Norwegian C is described as a good grade, generally comparable to an American B and a Second Class Upper in the British system.
  • Documentation of English language proficiency.
  • Scan and upload your official transcripts documenting that you have completed your upper secondary education.
  • You must scan and upload your official bachelor's degree certificate and academic transcript.
  • Documentation of financing.
  • Passport or ID card.

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


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