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International Pharmacoeconomics and Health Economics (MSc)

2 years (Full-time) / 3 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)

Taught in collaboration with the Hochschule Fresenius University (HSF), Idstein, Germany.

Course Aims

To offer knowledge and expertise in pharmacoeconomics and health economics, via high-level multinational, interdisciplinary and research-oriented education and training.

Special Features

Course Description

This new collaborative programme is delivered by international staff at the Hochschule Fresenius University (HSF) in Idstein, Germany, and leads to the award of a Cardiff University MSc Degree. The course is not available for study in Cardiff.

The course extends for four semesters (full-time students) or six semesters (part-time students) and consists of modules to the value of 240 Cardiff University Credits (CATS*), which include a dissertation of 60 CATS credits and healthcare/pharmaceutical industry placement of 60 CATS. Students completing 240 CATS credits will be eligible for a Masters degree.

*240 CATS (Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme) are equivalent to 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System).


For more information, please see the course page on the School website.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should possess a Bachelor's degree or comparable exam from a university or university of applied sciences with the scope of the Framework Act for Higher Education (Hochschulrahmengesetz). The degree must carry the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits and/or a standard period of study of at least three years.

Applicants whose degrees are not directly related to health economics or health sciences must provide proof of at least 6 months relevant practical or theoretical health care experience.

Candidates should possess the following English language qualification:

The academic year starts in September and finishes at the end of May.

Tuition fees

Fees for the 2013/14 session will be published when available.

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Ms Helen Harron  

Telephone: +44 (0) 29 2087 0108 



School Website:

School Contact

Name: Prof Sam Salek  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 6017 



More information

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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