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.
About the course
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.
- 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
Teaching and assessment
You'll be taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study. Assessment is by coursework, examinations and a dissertation.
- 1 year full-time
- 2-3 years part-time
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.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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