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Health Economics and Policy PhD

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

48 months

Start date

OCT

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Health Economics Economic Policy Health Studies

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Course Overview

The PhD in Health Economics and Policy meets the needs of those wishing to gain a deep and critical insight into health economics theory, research and practice and to develop or enhance research skills whilst fulfilling their existing responsibilities. The programme is offered part-time and combines innovative distance learning with face-to-face teaching at an annual autumn Academy held in Lancaster.

The programme is suitable for both UK-based and international students working in healthcare settings, pharmaceutical companies, international organisations, local and central government, consultancies, education or research.

This part-time, flexible doctorate runs over a minimum of four and a maximum of seven years. The programme begins with a compulsory five-day Induction Academy in Lancaster. Each of the subsequent academic years start with a compulsory three-day autumn Academy, while the rest of the course is delivered via e-learning. Attendance at the annual Academies is compulsory until students have been confirmed on the PhD programme.

Modules

Theory and Practice of Health Economics and Policy - Core
Data Analysis - Core
Research Design and Practical Research Ethics. - Core
Systematic Reviews - Core
Research Philosophy - Core
IndependentResearch Study - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£3,490

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,070

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in economics, or other relevant discipline with a significant quantitative content such as statistics, pharmacy, medicine and management.