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Master in International Pharmacoeconomics, Health Economics and Market Strategies for Healthcare Products

Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Economics & Media, School of Business, Limburger Straße 2, 65510 Idstein, Germany

+49 (0)8007245834

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Type of course
4 Semesters

Language of tuition

Length of course
4 Semesters

Date of commencement
September each year

Class size
15 to 20 students

EUR 18900

Student accommodation is available. We support international students finding accommodation and applying the visa.

Major recruiters of graduates of our programmes
Pharmaceutical industry, medical device industry, health economic consultancies, health insurances, regulatory authorities.

Student profile
1. Ratio of National / Overseas students: 80% of the students are overseas students
2. Ratio of Men / Women: 50% / 50%
3. Age range: 23 to 50

Admission requirements
See below

Programme Director
Prof. Dr. habil. Lilia Waehlert

Contact details for application
Wiltrud Reinstaedtler
Telephone / Fax + 49 6126 9352 371
Email: beratung(at)

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

Master in International Pharmacoeconomics, Health Economics and Market Strategies for Healthcare Products

This Master’ degree programme offers you the chance to obtain an excellent advanced qualification in the fields of pharmacoeconomics and health economics, health products and market access. The international character of the program, the close links between theory and practice and the fact that it teaches methodical, analytical and strategic skills and knowledge open up a whole world of career opportunities for you.

What you learn with us

The Master’s degree programme is split into two semesters of theory, one practical semester including 12 weeks residency placement in Germany or abroad and one semester for your thesis. The main focus of the programme is to provide specific pharmacoeconomic, methodical and strategic knowledge for international health markets. Familiarise yourself with the possibilities of market access, pricing and reimbursement for pharmaceutical and technical health products in major international health systems and markets and develop methodical and economic skills to analyse, evaluate and implement strategic developments of healthcare products.

What are your prospects

Demand for graduates with profound knowledge of relevant international health and sales markets for the pharmaceutical and health product industry is massive, Outcomes research, patient reported outcomes, and market access are just some of the areas where these experts are employed. The skills acquired in the Master’s in International Pharmacoeconomics, Health Economics and Market Strategies for Healthcare Products are transferable and will enable you to work anywhere in the world in any capacity, including executive positions.

Admission to the Master in International Pharmacoeconomics,
Health Economics and Market Strategies for Healthcare Products

Admission requirements

To apply for the Master of Science in International Pharmacoeconomics, Health Economics & Market Strategies for Healthcare Products at the Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences you should possess:
  • a Bachelor degree or equivalent with at least 180 ECTS credit points in one of the following fields: health economics, pharmacy, chemistry, biology or medical device or medical engineering.
  • if your undergraduate degree is not in the field of health or pharmaceutical sciences, you must provide proof that you have gained at least 6 months occupational experience in the pharmaceutical or health sectors.
  • proof of English language skills by means of an online-based TOEFL test with at least 90 points or above with the following minimum sub scores - reading 18, listening 17, speaking 20 and writing 17 or an IELTS certificate with at least 6.5 points with sub score of at least 5.5 in all areas.

Application Process

Please be aware that the application process deadline for non-European citizens ends on 31st May! Non-EU degrees will be proofed by uni-assist (Service Center for International University Applications). Uni assist will make a statement about the equivalency of your studies and degrees to the German system.

Please send your complete application documents (CV, Bachelor degree certificate and transcripts, TOEFL or IELS language certificate) with our application form to mein-start(at)

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

From its main campus in Idstein near Wiesbaden, the Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences can look back on more than 165 years of tradition in science teaching. In 1848 Carl Remigius Fresenius founded the Fresenius Chemical Laboratory, which has devoted itself from the very beginning to practical laboratory work as well as education. Certification as a privately funded, state-approved university of applied sciences followed in 1971.

Today, the university offers full-time and part-time Bachelor's and Master’s degrees as well as vocational training and further education at its headquarters in Idstein and its campuses in Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Berlin, and New York. Courses are allocated to different schools: Business School, International Business School, Media School, School of Therapy & Social Work, Psychology School, School of Chemistry, Biology & Pharmacy, AMD School of Design, and AMD School of Fashion. This grouping into subject fields increases the focus on the university’s fields of expertise and those of its faculties (Chemistry & Biology, Health & Social, Economics & Media, Design, and onlineplus).

Mission Statement of Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

Founded in 1848 by Carl Remigius Fresenius, and with its roots in the Fresenius Chemical Laboratory, the Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences is the oldest educational chemistry institute of its kind. True to the intent of its founder, it combines teaching, research, and practical application. The name Fresenius stands for practically oriented teaching closely linked to applied research and development. This holds true for the traditional faculty Chemistry & Biology, the faculties Health & Social , Economics & Media, Design as well as the new faculty onlineplus which focuses on distance learning.

On this basis, and in coordination with professional partners as well as in communication with associations, alumni and students, the Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences has continuously evolved its range of courses and its strategic direction. In doing so, it pursues the goals of sustainability and innovation in equal measure, true to the motto of the Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences: “Teaching and research with practical relevance, bringing an international environment to life, challenging and supporting our students!”

Our Teaching and Research

Our degree courses, together with the training and further education opportunities we offer, impart the scientific knowledge and skills required in the respective faculty, taking into consideration the current and future demands of the job market. Students apply their theoretical technical knowledge and our research when gaining practical experience. Based on their study progress, we involve students in our practical research projects. We regard ourselves as an internationally active university focusing on cooperation and practical application. We are actively involved in shaping tertiary education in Europe. Not only do we network at national and international level, but our teaching, research and practical application is also interdisciplinary and team-oriented.

Our Students

Our various degree courses qualify our students to assume responsible positions in their respective occupational fields and to continue their academic training. We set high standards for our students to challenge their commitment. As a private university, we offer them high quality teaching and personal guidance. We create the required framework conditions for a shorter duration of study. With our extensive international network of research, teaching, and practical application partners, we explicitly promote and support the mobility of our students and their acquisition of linguistic and intercultural skills as a matter of utmost priority. The Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences has many years of experience in promoting lifelong learning. From initial academic training to part-time and Master's degrees, further training concepts and doctorate co-operation arrangements—we offer all of our students flexible modules for studying, enabling them to achieve their personal development goals.

Our Staff

The knowledge, abilities, and experience of our staff are the key requirements for attaining the high standards and relevance of the course contents we offer. We encourage individual development of our staff members on the basis of a trustworthy management culture. This personal development focuses on the ongoing attainment and development of technical, methodical, and teaching skills.

Our Social Responsibility

The Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences is fully aware of its role as an educational institution embedded in diverse social structures and processes. Our degree courses serve to initiate and reflect in equal measure the developments of the information society, the job market, and the campuses' local environment. Sustainability and Quality Assurance in our Work

Future economic viability and the sustainability of what we do are vital for preserving the independent standing of the Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences that is necessary for its teaching and research activities. We safeguard and develop the quality of our processes with the aid of various evaluation and communication tools on the basis of a certified management system. Our goal is to actively shape the changes taking place in the education sector. In doing so, we take into consideration not only the interests of our students, but also the requirements and needs of the job market and of employers.