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

September 2018 start

Course description

Health economics and decision modelling is undergoing massive expansion internationally as governments, insurers, health care organisations and the pharmaceutical industry need to analyse the costs and benefits of health-related strategies.

Currently there is an international shortage of qualified specialists in this area. This course is ideal preparation for a career as a professional health economist or modeller.

Katharine Palmer

Course content

  • 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
  • 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

2:1 honours degree 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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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.