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Full time | Northampton Square | 1 year | 02-OCT-23

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Economics

Course type


Course Summary

Key information

Develop a highly valued set of quantitative, theoretical and analytical competencies required to make key health and healthcare decisions. There is an increasing demand for health economics expertise in both developed and developing countries. This course presents you with an ideal career pathway.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

You will benefit from the Health Economics MSc by gaining and developing practical new skills and critical knowledge that directly relates to the workplace.

Our department hosts the City Health Economics Centre (CHEC) and the London Health Economics Group (LHEG). Your studies will benefit from the output of both.

Your analytical and modelling abilities will grow alongside an understanding of microeconomics principles applied to health and healthcare.

We aim to ensure that you graduate with full confidence in your abilities as a health economist and how they provide real value to employers.

Who is this course for?

If you are committed to finding a rewarding career as a health economist, this MSc programme can put you on the best track. It is designed for those with a background in economics who wish to specialise, but we also offer provision if you are new to economics.

Teaching and assessment

You will learn through a series of lectures that are made available online, as well as seminars and interactive group work.

Lectures introduce key theories, concepts and knowledge, which is then discussed in seminar groups.

You will learn from research-active academic staff and graduate teaching assistants. We also invite specialist speakers from industry to deliver lectures and seminars in the field of health economics.


This Health Economics MSc prepares you for a range of careers in areas such as economic consultancies, think-tanks, the pharmaceutical industry and governmental and non-governmental bodies.

You can also progress to explore teaching and research positions at academic institutions.

Our graduates have been recruited by companies including:

  • Office of Health Economics (OHE)
  • NICE
  • Eli Lilly
  • Oxford Outcomes
  • Gallaher
  • IMS Health
  • IQVIA Health.


This module will provide you with a systematic understanding of statistical considerations in the analysis and measurement of cost and effectiveness data and of survival time.

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Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you should have: Some mathematical background (A-level, IB, AP or any other equivalent secondary school qualification). An upper second-class degree (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in Economics or a 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.

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK institution, offering an innovative programme of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses which uphold the university’s commitment to enhance people’s lives through education. City is a research-driven university and has around 21,000 enrolled students, of which 45% are studying postgraduate qualifications. The university community is a diverse and international population home to students from...more

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