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MSc Applied Health Economics (Online Delivery)

MSc Applied Health Economics (Online Delivery)

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Study mode

Online

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Delivered in partnership with Diploma MSc, the online MSc Health Economics course provides a progression route for the Postgraduate Diploma Health Economics course. The MSc Health Economics aims to create professionals who can independently access information and use the information to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base related to Health Economics medicine.

The online masters in Health Economics will enable more health care professionals to have the required knowledge to treat patients. It will develop problem solving and clinical skills together with preparing students to take a leadership role in Health Economics.

The MSc Health Economics course is the only one of its kind that is accessible online, and is not offered by any other institution. On completion of the course, you will be able to demonstrate an applied understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in an appropriate clinical setting; an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the discipline informed by current scholarship and research; advanced level critical skills designed to deal with complex problems and advanced knowledge and competence in Health Economics.

Assessment

Module One - Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal

MSc teaching methods for this module are similar to the Postgraduate Diploma course modules, however it is run over 12 weeks.

Module Two - Professional Project

  • Project summary/proposal 1500 words (10%)
  • Completed Professional Project up to 10,500 words (90%)

Careers

The MSc in Health Economics is being introduced with the express purpose of promoting and enhancing professional skills and knowledge among its students which have direct relevance and application to the demands of their working roles. There is increasing competition for employment in the healthcare arena, with increasing specialisation. What's more, there is a need for postgraduate qualifications to assist with career enhancement and support specialisation.

Modules

To produce the professional project, students continue to use the online course; however much of the work is self-directed. Students are expected in the first eight weeks to interact with their tutor on a weekly basis. Students select a specific project and submit a project summary/proposal (approximately 1,500 words). Once the proposal has been approved, the professional project (10,500 words) itself is then completed through online guidance and supervision offered by the tutor.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

8,880

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

8,880

Entry requirements

To secure your place on the course, applicants will typically hold a first degree or equivalent (including international qualifications) in a relevant professional healthcare field, such as a medical or nursing degree. Registered healthcare professionals without these recognised qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and a wide range of prior experience may be taken into account. In some cases, applicants may be asked to submit a piece of work for assessment in order to confirm that they are able to work comfortably at postgraduate level, and demonstrate the requisite clinical and professional knowledge. To study over one year you will need to have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Health Economics - either with Diploma MSc or another UK university having completed similar modules. We can discuss this with you as part of your application.

University information

The University of South Wales (USW) is progressive and career-oriented university, which provides high quality tuition and course content developed in collaboration with key employers and industry-leading professional partners. The university offers a huge selection of courses, over 500 in total, and a comprehensive selection of postgraduate taught and research programmes which are internationally regarded. Courses are designed with the needs of...more