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 challenges to ensure optimal allocation of scarce resources to new health technologies and programmes with the goal of improving the health and care of people across the globe.

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

About the course

Course description

In the current economic climate with healthcare systems facing resource constraints, governments, insurers, health care organisations and the pharmaceutical industry need to analyse the costs and benefits of health-related strategies.

This course is ideal preparation for a career as a professional health economist or modeller.

As a graduate, you'll be capable of working immediately in health economics and outcomes research consultancies; university-based health technology assessment centres; pharmaceutical and medical companies; healthcare and government organisations; or progressing in an academic career to PhD and further research.

ScHARR postgraduate student

Course content

  • Introduction to Health Economics
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Cost-effectiveness Modelling for Health Technology Assessment
  • Medical Statistics and Evidence Synthesis
  • Study Design and Systematic Review Methods
  • Valuing the Benefits of Health Care
  • Further Quantitative and Statistical Methods for Health
  • Economic Analysis
  • Advanced Simulation Methods
  • Dissertation

Teaching and assessment

You'll be taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study. Assessment is by coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Course duration

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

Entry requirements

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 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Any questions?

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

Teaching Support Unit
E: scharrtu@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)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.