Students are required to complete eight taught modules over two semesters; in each semester, students are required to take four modules, which are examined at the end of each semester. In addition, students are required to complete a dissertation. The award of an MSc in Health Economics and Decision Modelling requires students to pass the examinations and the dissertation. Each module will be valued at 15 credits, whilst the dissertation will provide 60 credits. A part-time curriculum is also available.
Students will be required to take modules to the value of 120 credits during the year. The dissertation is expected to be completed simultaneously during the second semester and submitted by 30 September.
Most modules will require the submission of a written assignment of between 1,500 and 3,000 words, depending on the level of analysis required. Although the assignments are primarily for assessment, they comprise a major component of the learning process. At the end of each semester, a written examination will be taken for modules taken within that period which require this. The final part of the MSc degree, after the taught programme, will be the submission of a 10,000-15,000 word dissertation.