2019 start
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.
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Course description

This course is ideal preparation for a career as a professional health economist or modeller. The importance and use of health technology assessment (HTA) and health economic modelling, is rapidly increasing in the current economic climate.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Cost-effectiveness Modelling for Health Technology Assessment
  • Introduction to Health Economics
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Health Research Methods
  • Medical Statistics and Evidence Synthesis
  • Operational Research Techniques in Health Resource Allocation
  • Advanced Simulation Methods
  • Valuing the Benefits of Health Care
  • Study Design and Systematic Review Methods
  • Dissertation

Teaching

You’ll be taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study.

Assessment

Assessment is by coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2/3 years part-time

This course helped me get up to speed on health economics modelling terminology and techniques fast enabling me to progress considerably more quickly than would have been the case without.

Dawn Lee
MSc Health Economics and Decision Modelling graduate

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree in a numerate subject such as economics, operational research, mathematics, statistics, pharmacy, industrial engineering, management science, physics, pharmacy or systems control.

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

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Contact

scharr-pgt-enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5454

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