Health Economics, Policy, and Management, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
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  • English (take IELTS)
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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 offered by the University of Oslo.



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.


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

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.

As a master candidate of Health Economics, Policy and Management you will be qualified to work at

  • The Ministry of Health and Care Services
  • The Norwegian Directorate of Health
  • The Norwegian Medicines Agency
  • The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services
  • The Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • Hospitals
  • Municipalities

Programme Structure

This programme leads to the following degree: Master of Philosophy in Health Economics, Policy and Management
  • The first semester is aimed at acquiring fundamentals of economics, management, policy, law, medicine and research methods relevant to the health care sector. All fundamental courses need to be passed (or exemption received) in order to start 2. semester courses.
  • Second and third semesters are devoted to the development of advanced & specialized skills on current issues in health care sector.
  • The fourth semester is dedicated to the preparation of the master thesis. Students need to submit a research proposal no later than 15th of November in the third semester.
Courses include:
  • Fundamentals of Health Economics
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Fundamentas of Health Care Systems
  • Fundamentals of Health Law
  • Fundamentals of Medicine

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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

  • Higher Education Entrance Qualification and a completed bachelor's degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor's degree. 
  • 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 with a minimum grade of 4 in Norwegian 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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • Free International
  • Free EU/EEA


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