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MScHealth Policy, Planning and Financing

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Program description:
Health Policy, Planning and Financing students will be able to use their practical and theoretical knowledge in health policy and health economics to analyse and solve health service and health care problems. The program is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of health care systems both at macro and micro levels within the context of technological development, ageing and patient expectations. The health economic specialisation allows students to further focus on health economic analysis and pharmacoeconomics and to develop analytical skills in quantitative research methods as well as in health technology assessment.
Students will benefit from contact with research staff in Department of Health Economics, including specialists in health economics, outcome research, public health and health technology assessment. Students will have the opportunity to work on active research as dissertation topic. Graduates gain skills which will allow them to work in health administration, government departments, research and consultancy agency, universities, national health services, health care organisations and pharmaceutical and medical device industry.

Entry requirements:
Bachelor degree

Entrance exam:

Type of entrance exam:
written and oral

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Entrance exam description:
1. Concept paper

The applicant will receive a short article and a few tasks that need to be complited within 24 hours. This is a written assignment. Only those are invited to the interview who successfully complete the concept paper.

2. A telephone or Skype interview. (Only those are invited to the interview who successfully complete the concept paper.)

The purpose of the interview is to assess applicants’ basic command of base subjects and disciplines of the programme (such as economic and statistical foundations of health policy) and their verbal competences, as well as to learn about their motivation for joining a program. Interviews are evaluated, among others, on the basis of how successful applicants are in communicating their ideas, what career plans they have in mind or how they think they can benefit from the Master’s program in order to meet their future goals.

Mr Miklos Janoki
admissions coordinator

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States