MSc - Master of Science
Health Economics Health Promotion
The course is aimed at anyone - with or without any previous training in economics - who is interested in working as a health economist in an academic or professional capacity across high-, middle- and low-income countries. By the end of this stream students should be able to demonstrate ability to apply knowledge of the core disciplines of public health, consisting of statistics; epidemiology; health economics; and social research, to real health problems.
By the end of this stream students should be able to demonstrate ability to apply knowledge of the core disciplines of public health, consisting of statistics; epidemiology; health economics; and social research, to real health problems. In addition, students will be able to: demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the principles and methods of economic evaluation; demonstrate advanced knowledge of health economic methods applied to health policy or decision analysis; identify, assess and critically synthesise relevant evidence from health economic research literature; select and apply appropriate, ethical and feasible study designs to answer questions in health care and health economic research; show competence, both written and verbal, in communicating research evidence.
The normal minimum entry requirements for the MSc Public Health are: An upper second class honours degree (2:1) from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; Work experience: preference will be given to applicants with relevant work experience, this includes both paid and voluntary work, internships etc.; Additional requirement: applicants for the MSc Public Health (all streams) will need to provide some evidence of ability in mathematics, post-16 year education. This could include: "A" level or a higher school certificate, a module within an undergraduate degree (such as quantitative methods, epidemiology or statistics), statistics studied as part of a general research methods course. Any student who does not meet the minimum academic entry requirement above but who has significant relevant professional experience may still be eligible for admission.
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