MSc Economics and Health Economics

Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Health and Related Research, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Train to be a professional economist to understand and apply powerful economics techniques that make a real difference to the outside world.

Working as an economist means many of the technical skills learnt during my course could be transferred across to my work; for example microeconometric techniques and evaluating the effectiveness of policies. It felt really pleasing that my studies were having an impact.

Richard Mosley, Postgraduate student in Department of Economics

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

Run jointly with the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) this specialist course will enable you to apply economic techniques to complex issues in the allocation of health care resources.

This course prepares you for a career as an economist in the health sector or in research.

Postgraduate economics student

Core modules

  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Econometric Methods
  • Health Economics
  • Economic Evaluation of Health
  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Health Service Research Methods
  • Valuing the Benefits of Health Care.

Examples of optional modules

  • Applied Macroeconometrics
  • Development Finance
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Public Economics
  • Public Policy Evaluation

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

A good 2:1 undergraduate degree in economics usually with mathematics and statistics components. We’ll also consider students with very good degrees in related subjects with strong economics, finance (not accounting finance), mathematics and/or statistics components.

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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Fees and funding

A limited number of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) studentships are available for home and EU students on this course.

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

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

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

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

Department of Economics
T: +44 (0)114 222 3456

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