MSc International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement (Distance Learning)
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.
As a distance learning (DL) student, you do not attend the University in person. You study at your computer in your own time.
2-4 years part-time (online)
|September 2017 start||
Course description 2017
You’ll gain an understanding of markets, pricing and customers needed for new product development in the health technology industry.
If you’re already working or aspire to work in the field of health technology assessment, this course will give you the training you need to progress your career or gain a post as a health technology evaluator or commissioner.
This course is taught entirely online. You’ll study part-time over two to four years. You do not need a UK study visa to take this online course.
Examples of optional modules
Teaching and assessment
You will not attend the University in person. The course is taught entirely online, and you study at your computer in your own time.
The course is a mixture of online learning and independent study. We use customised online rooms within our Virtual Learning Environment to deliver course materials in an accessible and engaging format, including live online webinars allowing interaction with course tutors and other students.
Assessment is by coursework and project work.
2-4 years part-time (online)
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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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.