Health Economics

SubjectEconomics, Health


Type of DegreeMSc

EU FeesEUR 2,314

Cost non-EUEUR 15,600

More Information-

The Master’s specialisation in Health Economics aims to provide students with the concepts and quantitative skills necessary to face the 21st Century challenges in the health sector like ever-rising health care costs, population aging and rapid advances in medical technology.

This involves applying economic tools and reasoning to an interesting sector with atypical agents (e.g. doctors are not profit maximizing) and where the value of the main good, health, is subject of a hot and compelling debate.

Recently, the Journal of Health Economics ranked Erasmus University Rotterdam as one of the leading health economics research centers in the world and as the most productive centre of mainland Europe. It is also a leading centre in health economics training, and the Master’s specialisation is a response to the current excess demand for health economists.


Career Prospects

This Master’s specialisation in Health Economics has a good reputation in the health business community and will prepare you for health economist’s positions in the private and public sector such as:

  • consulting firms (e.g. KPMG, IMS health)
  • the pharmaceutical industry (e.g. Pfizer, Glaxo Smith Kline)
  • health insurance companies (e.g. Achmea, Delta Lloyd)
  • academia (e.g. EUR, University of Birmingham)
  • international organizations (e.g. WHO, World Bank)
  • regional health authorities and government institutions (e.g. RIVM, Ministry of Health)
  • hospitals (e.g. Erasmus MC)

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