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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Who is it for?

Interested in pursuing a rewarding career as a health economist? The Health Economics MSc has been designed for those who have a background in economics and are looking to specialise. However, we also offer provision to those who are new to economics.

In developed and developing countries, the demand for specialists in health economics continues to increase. The Health Economics MSc is designed to meet this demand by introducing you to how microeconomics principles can be applied to the analysis of health and healthcare decisions by consumers, firms and governments.

As a result, you will gain the skills and knowledge you need to work as a Health Economist in the public and private sectors, and international health organisations and NGOs.

Objectives:

The Health Economics MSc will help you:

  • Develop your analytical and modelling abilities
  • Understand the principles of microeconomics applied to health and healthcare
  • Apply principles and methods of economic evaluation
  • Assess the principal theoretical models developed by economists to explain the healthcare sector
  • Understand and apply the advanced quantitative methods used in health economics and economic evaluation
  • Design, analyse and interpret economic evaluation research.

Placements:

This programme has a placement scheme that provides you with a unique opportunity to apply the skills you have learned during the MSc and acquire experience in a workplace environment.

Companies and organisations are invited to meet with you and propose subjects for your dissertation, which will be done during a placement. Organisations and students liaise directly with the approval of the academic supervisor.

Different course options

Full time | Northampton Square | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This literature survey path module.
Advanced Economic Evaluation (15 Credits) - Core
Health Economics (15 Credits) - Core
Economic Evaluation (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have: some mathematical background (A-level, IB, AP or any other equivalent secondary school qualification) and an upper second class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in economics or related discipline (e.g. Finance) or mathematics. Students with a good lower second-class undergraduate degree in one of the above disciplines might be considered on a case-by-case basis and their experience taken into account. If they have a background in Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing or other health science related discipline and wish to pursue a career as a Health Economist please apply to the MSc Economic Evaluation in Healthcare as the MSc Health Economics requires a background in Economics.

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK university, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. It is home to 20,000 students, 46% of which are studying at postgraduate level, and has an alumni of more than 140,000 graduates, from over 180 countries. The University is divided into five different Schools: Cass Business School School of Arts & Social Sciences School of Health Sciences School of...more

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