European Master in Sustainable Regional Health Systems, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
The European Master in Sustainable Regional Health Systems is a two years long interdisciplinary programme of 120 ECTS that aims to give vision, knowledge and tools to develop and manage coherent health systems that contribute both to health and sustainable regional development in their regional communities.


Learning outcomes

  • Adequate understanding of the different areas of knowledge in relation to social factors affecting patients in critical and complex situations. Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of health policies and of alternative health models, their costs and consequences.
  • An understanding of the principles, concepts, policies and practicalities at the leading edge of managing progressive health systems and its relevance to broader public policy agendas
  • An understanding of the principles, concepts, policies and practicalities at the leading edge of health entrepreneurship and its relevance to science and technology based business.
  • The ability to search for alternative solutions with an understanding of the social contexts involved, being aware of the consequences of the option chosen.
  • A good ability to communicate at the level of the working team, groups and social networks, and also to plan the institutional communication strategy efficiently.
  • A comprehensive vision of the model of management upheld by the institution, being able to develop it and communicate it.
  • The ability to adapt quickly to the new situations of a system undergoing constant change.

Final degree and Career opportunities

At the end of the Masters Course the students will graduate with Joint Master’s degree awarded by all Consortium universities and can work as middle and upper level managers in hospitals and health services as well as in regional and national administrative bodies related to public health planning and management in diverse sectors: health insurance, health financing, strategic planning, etc.

Programme Structure

  • Entrepreneurial mindsets, 
  • Managing sustainability,   
  • Critical skills set
  • Trade off between equity and efficiency
  • Delivering progressive health systems
  • Strategic asset management
  • Quality and the consumer
  • European health legislation processes
  • Managing innovation
  • Sociological perspectives on population health
  • Health advocacy
  • Managing innovation

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

  • Fill in on-line application form and after submitting, please, print it and sign it. 
  • Your application should consist of the following documents:
  • A complete and signed standard application form
  • A copy of the passport or other official identification proof
  • University certified or notarized copies of diplomas and translations in English.
  • Copies of diploma supplements stating courses completed and grades obtained for each course and translation in English
  • Copies of language tests scores and language certificates (TOEFL/IELTS, etc.) or an official letter from your University stating, that studies were in English. 
  • Letter of motivation
  • 2 reference letters
  • Academic and professional CV

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

The tuition fee of 8.000 € per year is payable at the beginning of the 1st semester (1st year) and 3rd semester (2nd year).

Living costs for Bilbao

  • 800 - 1300 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Description

If you are a non-EU student (Category A):

  • Contribution to travel, installation and any other type of costs: 8000
  • Maximum contribution to the EMMC participation costs (tuition fee including insurance coverage):
    4000 / semester
  • Monthly allowance: 1000 / month
If you are an EU student (Category B):
  • Maximum contribution to the EMMC participation costs (including insurance coverage):
    2000 / semester
  • Monthly allowance: 500 / month

Participation costs cover all the compulsory administrative/operational costs related to the participation of the student in the EMMC (e.g. tuition fee, library, health insurance costs).

Monthly allowance will only be paid in those month when the student is enrolled in a consortium universitye or during official academic breaks after first enrolment (e.g. summer break between the first and thw second academic year). The monthly allowance can only be paid from the month of arrival to the program, and will be paid up to the month when the student takes his/her final exam, expelled or released from the program, or leaves on his/her own accord.

Category A students

Those students who

- are citizens other than EU members, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway AND

- were not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than total of 12 months over the last five years on the countries above.

Category B students

Those students who do not fulfill the Category A criteria defined above.

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