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.

Working as an economist means many of the technical skills learnt during my course could be transferred across to my work; for example microeconometric techniques and evaluating the effectiveness of policies. It felt really pleasing that my studies were having an impact.

Richard Mosley, Postgraduate student in Department of Economics

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.

Postgraduate economics student

Core modules

  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Econometric Methods
  • Health Economics
  • Economic Evaluation of Health
  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Valuing the Benefits of Health Care
  • Health Service Research Methods

Optional modules

  • Applied Macroeconometrics
  • Development Finance
  • International Money and Finance
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Monetary Economics
  • International Trade
  • Public Policy Evaluation
  • Public Economics

Teaching

  • Computer practicals
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Surgeries
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Coursework (including essays and project work)
  • Exam

The dissertation gives you the chance to conduct your own research.

Course duration

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.

Postgraduate economics student

Core modules

  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Econometric Methods
  • Health Economics
  • Economic Evaluation of Health
  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Health Service Research Methods
  • Valuing the Benefits of Health Care.

Examples of optional modules

  • Applied Macroeconometrics
  • Development Finance
  • International Money and Finance
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Monetary Economics
  • International Trade
  • Public Economics
  • Public Policy Evaluation

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

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.

Entry requirements for international students

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Fees and funding

A limited number of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) studentships are available for home and EU students on this course.

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Mrs Louise Harte
T: +44 (0)114 222 3456
E: l.harte@sheffield.ac.uk

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.