Health Economics, Policy & Law, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)


Get a comprehensive view by exploring the economic, political and legal approaches to the complexities of healthcare systems.

Healthcare systems worldwide face complicated challenges. Policy makers want to retain or improve access to good-quality healthcare, but they also want to keep systems affordable for patients and tax payers. Meanwhile, healthcare expenditure is increasing, demographics are changing, expectations are higher and expensive new treatments are becoming available. What are the causes of the problems systems face? What are the solutions? Take a multidisciplinary approach that combines legal, economic, managerial, and political thinking. See how countries balance efficiency and equity in their systems. Explore the impact that the European Union and other international bodies are having on healthcare systems. The master programme is internationally oriented and aims to attract students from all over the world.


Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Programme internationalization:

    This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.


    Health Economics:

    This specialisation is a joint venture between the Erasmus School of Economics and Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management.

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Credits
      60 ECTS
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    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 (Grade B):


      The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

      Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

    • Minimum required score:


      The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

    • 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

    Additional language requirements:

    • IELTS overall band: 6.5
    • TOEFL paper based: 575
    • TOEFL computer based: 232
    • TOEFL internet based: 90

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      11300 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 11300 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • EU/EEA Applies to you

      1984 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1984 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Rotterdam

    • 760 - 1270 EUR/month
      Living Costs

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