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.