Health Economics, Policy, and Management, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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This multidisciplinary programme gives you the opportunity to specialize in three highly relevant fields for the national and international health care sector: Health economics, Health management and Economic evaluation. The Health Economics, Policy, and Management programme is delivered by University of Oslo.

About

Why choose this programme?

This multidisciplinary programme gives you the opportunity to specialize in three highly relevant fields for the national and international health care sector: Health economics, Health management and Economic evaluation.

Specializations

HEPAM 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.

Research

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

The Health Economics, Policy, and Management programme is delivered by University of Oslo.

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Mandatory fundamental courses
  • Specialization or General programme
  • Thesis work
  • Elective courses

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission requirements

Admission to master's degree studies requires:

  • Higher Education Entrance Qualification and a completed bachelor's degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor's degree. Applicants with foreign education, please refer to the country list.
  • a specialization defined by the programme
  • a minimum grade average of C (in the Norwegian grading scale) or equivalent from the specialization in your degree.
  • a language requirement documented by one of the tests/exams below:
    a) Passed examination in English foundation course (140 hours/5 periods per week) with a minimum grade of 4 in Norwegian upper secondary school (or an equivalent grade from a Nordic upper secondary school) or passed examination in English from second and/or third school year in Norwegian upper secondary school, or
    b) An internationally recognised English language proficiency test.

Required specialization

Admission to the Master’s Degree Programme in Health Economics, Policy, and Management requires a Bachelor’s Degree in either Health Management and Health Economics, Social Sciences, Economics, Public Administration or Health Sciences.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences must have at least 60 ECTS credits within Social Sciences or Economics.

Documentation

You have to upload all required documents in UiO's online application portal.

If you have completed studies outside the UiO, you must upload course descriptions that contain information about the completed courses

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • Free EU/EEA

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.