Taught course

Health Economics and Management

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Entry requirements

•Main requirements: *A degree from a UK university (we accept a diverse range of academic backgrounds, including healthcare, business & management, computer science, and other relevant subjects) OR *A degree from an overseas academic or professional institution (in similar subjects), approved by our Senate (or a committee acting on its behalf) as being equivalent in breadth and depth to a UK degree. We may be able to accept other, equivalent qualifications. Please contact admissions@anglia.ac.uk for further information. You will need a knowledge of basic mathematical concepts. If necessary, you can access pre-sessional lectures and e-learning materials at Anglia Ruskin to prepare you.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore the relationship between evidence-based medicine and economics. Understand how policy decisions are made and implemented, and how they impact on health care delivery. Learn how to make change happen at local or global level. Gain the skills you’ll need for a successful career in health economics and management.

The economics of health care are under increasing scrutiny around the world. Understanding this area is vital to the effective, cost-effective delivery of health care, and people with relevant skills are now in high demand.

This course is designed for professionals and academics from a wide range of backgrounds (including health care, computer science, and business & management). Whether you see your future in local health care services or global institutions, this course will provide the springboard you need.

Throughout the course, you’ll be encouraged to think creatively, critically and innovatively as you evaluate the relationship between evidence-based medicine and economics. You’ll enhance your understanding of the economics of health care, particularly with regard to health service research (HSR) and health technology assessment (HTA).

The programme explores how decisions and policies which impact on UK or global health care economics are made, and you’ll learn strategies for making your own decisions and policies. You’ll examine the economic, clinical, social, and moral factors which influence the management and leadership of health care and related disciplines.

There is a strong emphasis on the economic evaluation of health care and policy implication at the level of community health. You’ll be asked to critically reflect on how clinicians can deliver high standards of care while balancing finite resources with the most cost-effective approaches.

You’ll learn tools to help you perform economic evaluations and to assess the effectiveness of the use of resources. You’ll explore potential avenues of research and consider their impact on health care delivery, and develop and run an approach to analysing clinical and economic outcomes.

Information for international students

•English-language requirements: If English isn't your first language, and your professional qualification wasn't taught and assessed in English, you'll need to meet the IELTS standard at Level 6.5 (and pass a written English academic test) before beginning the course.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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