Health Economics and Health Policy (BSc)

At a glance

Study programme
Health Economics and Health Policy (BSc)
Nursing and Health Sciences
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Type of programme
Campus-based programme
Standard Duration
6 semesters
Start of study programme
Winter semester
Admission Restriction
The programme has unrestricted admission.
Admission Requirements
University entrance qualification
Language of instructions
Language Requirements
For international students: DSH 2 level German language skills by the day of enrolment. At the time of application, a lower level is sufficient. Applications submitted by 30 April: B 1 or equivalent, applications from 1 May: DSH 1 or B 2 or equivalent
Specific Features
Integrated practical semester and elective module

What Is This Programme About?

A well-functioning health care system is a precondition for the economic development of a country, and the health care industry is one of the largest sections of the national economy. Political decisions determine who has access to what kind of health care and how the quality of care for sick and care-dependent people is guaranteed and financed. Internationally, there are significant differences in health care provision. Scientific theories and methods provide the basis for ethical and social debates and they also help us understand how political decision-making processes on health care issues operate.

Why Choose This Programme?

  • You have a university entrance qualification.
  • You are interested in health, society, economics and politics or were good at social studies.
  • You can imagine being involved in decisions about the future of the health care system nationally or internationally level.

How is the programme structured?

Issues associated with health economics, health care policy and social law are closely interlinked in the programme modules. The focus is on the basic principles of health care, health care funding and resource allocation, prevention, nursing and rehabilitation and international comparisons of health care systems. You will acquire basic skills in the areas of epidemiologically relevant health impairments, the social inequality of health care opportunities and care management and will thus be equipped to make a better assessment of political and economic challenges in health care. You will also systematically acquire methodological skills in academic research, evidence gathering and empirical social research. Practical experience is gained during a practical placement semester and a student project in the final stage of your studies.

Where does it lead?

Potential employers are social insurance agencies, public authorities, umbrella organisations of health care service providers, policy consultancy institutions and providers of development aid as well as independent social welfare organisations, trade unions and central business associations in Germany.
The programme provides the best possible preparation for a Master’s degree in Public Health.

More about the subject

Prior To The Study Programme


How Is The Course Structured

Public Health (MSc)

Need help?

General advice

Tim Feldermann

Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB)

Student advisory service • Advisory service for people with professional qualifications

Building 10 , Room 214
Tim Feldermann+49 661 9640-1432
Consultation hours
Without registration: Tue and Wed 9.30 am – 11.30 am, With registration: Thu 9.30 am – 3 pm
Office hours
Mon to Thu 9 am – 12 pm and 2 pm – 3 pm, Fri 8.30 am – 12 pm

Advice for international students

Britta Simon


Building 10 , Room 105
Britta Simon+49 661 9640-1453
Consultation hours
Mo: 9 – 11 Uhr Mi: 13.30 – 15.30 Uhr Fr: 09 – 11 Uhr
Office hours
Mo–Do: 9 – 12 Uhr, 14 - 15.30 Uhr Fr: 8:30 – 12 Uhr