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Master in Health Economics and Policy

Pau Olivella
Guillem López-Casasnovas

A letter to prospective students
from Prof. Pau Olivella, Program Director
and Prof. Guillem López-Casasnovas, Scientific Director

"Students will acquire the skills necessary to appraise existing policy interventions and to formulate improvements over these policies in order to get better health outcomes."

Master Program Overview

Skills acquired in this master program

  • Health technology evaluation and a critical appraisal of current methods
  • Policy-oriented decision-making, both in the short run (e.g., pricing, reimbursement of pharmaceutical drugs) and in the long run (e.g., R&D incentives)
  • A solid background in quantitative methods
  • Compare and assess the performance of different health systems
  • Graduates in economics, business administration, engineering, health sciences
  • Junior scientists and consultants with some background in economics looking for advanced tools in health technology evaluation and health policy
  • Aspiring PhD students looking for a rigorous master program in health economics
Recommended background for the Health Economics master:
  • Background in statistics and econometrics (basic level)
  • Knowledge of microeconomics (basic level)
  • Health, policy, and pricing divisions in pharmaceutical companies
  • Health technology evaluation agencies
  • Consulting firms for the health industry
  • Health authorities

Program details and structure

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Structure: 9 months (3 trimesters), full time
  • Tuition: 14,000 €
    Fees listed are for the 2014-15 academic year and are subject to change for future editions of the master program.
  • Campus: Fall and Spring Terms - Ciutadella (UPF); Winter Term - Bellaterra (UAB)
  • Degree awarded: Master Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis (awarded jointly with UPF and UAB)

All programs in the Barcelona GSE Master Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis have been recognized by the Catalan and Spanish Education authorities within the framework of the Bologna Process (in Spanish, “Master Universitario o Master Oficial”). 


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