MSc Health Economics and Decision Modelling
School of Health and Related Research, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
We tackle some of the world’s greatest health challenges to improve the health and care of people across the globe.
|September 2016 start||
Course description 2016
This course is dedicated to the practical application of mathematical modelling to inform healthcare decision making. It bridges the gap between the underlying theory and application of mathematical modelling for decision making and more traditional health economics.
Governments, insurers, health care organisations and the pharmaceutical industry need to analyse the costs and benefits of health-related strategies.
Currently there is an international shortage of qualified specialists in this area. This course is ideal preparation for a career as a professional health economist or modeller.
The programme is suitable for those who wish to pursue careers as applied economists in the health sector or as the basis for doctoral research.
|September 2017 start||
Course description 2017
The course is designed to provide you with the research, evaluation and analytical skills you need to understand and undertake a wide range of public health activities, in a national and international context.
Our modules set public health in an international context, so the course attracts students from all over the world.
Examples of optional modules
Teaching and assessment
There are lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study. You’re assessed on coursework, examinations and a dissertation.
Minimum 2:1 honours degree from a recognised university in a numerate subject.
Relevant subjects include economics, operational research, mathematics, statistics, industrial engineering, management science, physics or systems control.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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