MSc Economics and Health Economics
Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences
Train to be a professional economist to understand and apply powerful economics techniques that make a real difference to the outside world.
About the course
|September 2016 start||
Course description 2016
You will develop the advanced technical and analytical skills you need for an exceptional career as an economist in the health sector or in research.
You'll be taught by experts in this specialist field. Sheffield researchers created the SF6D utility index, used by decision makers around the world to evaluate the cost effectiveness of health care interventions.
The course is run jointly with the School of Health and Related Research. Their research also influences policy and informs public debate.
There are computer practicals, lectures, seminars, surgeries and workshops. You're assessed on essays, project work and exams. The dissertation gives you the chance to conduct your own research.
The dissertation gives you the chance to conduct your own research.
1 year full-time
|September 2017 start||
Course description 2017
Run jointly with the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) this specialist course will enable you to apply economic techniques to complex issues in the allocation of health care resources.
This course prepares you for a career as an economist in the health sector or in research.
Examples of optional modules
1 year full-time
A good 2:1 undergraduate degree in economics usually with mathematics and statistics components. We’ll also consider students with very good degrees in related subjects with strong economics, finance (not accounting finance), mathematics and/or statistics components.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
A limited number of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) studentships are available for home and EU students on this course.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
Mrs Louise Harte
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.