Taught course

Economic Evaluation in Healthcare

City, University of London · Department of Economics

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution in social sciences, medicine or science. We also welcome applications from those with a good honours degree in any discipline supplemented by relevant work experience, and from those with suitable professional backgrounds. Economics pre-sessional courses: You will benefit from having a working knowledge of microeconomic principles, mathematics and statistics. In order to help you if you have a shortfall in these areas, we run pre-sessional courses prior to the start of the academic year that will provide the necessary background. The Economics pre-sessional courses are compulsory for students enrolling on the MSc Economic Evaluation in Healthcare, and enrolment is included in your tuition fee. These courses are primarily aimed at those who have not studied economics for a few years and may need some revision of maths, statistics and/or microeconomics. The three courses are designed to ensure that you have a minimum acceptable level of knowledge in each area prior to commencing the course, so that once the full MSc course starts, all students share a common core of basic knowledge. Other Suitable Qualifications: Kaplan International College (KIC) London: Additionally, the University works in partnership withKIC Londonto provide preparatory courses for international students. Foundation and Pre Masters courses at KIC London offer comprehensive support to students including regular one-to-one t

Months of entry


Course content

The Economic Evaluation in Healthcare MSc is designed to meet the demand for quantitative and analytical skills in the process of decision-making in the healthcare sector.
Economic issues involved in healthcare are universally recognised as being critically important. The growth of both the public and private healthcare sectors in recent years means that there is a large and growing demand for health economics expertise. Analysing and understanding resource issues is increasingly necessary for health professionals, whether clinical, in health services management or in industries related to healthcare.
MSc Economic Evaluation in Healthcare is designed to provide economic evaluation skills applied to the health care sector. In keeping with the University's aims to provide high quality, professionally-relevant education, the course offers training both in the conceptual bases for economic evaluation and in advanced quantitative methods relevant to healthcare decision-making at a level that is adequate for both economists and non-economists.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required: TOEFL (internet based) 100 - 105 or IELTS an overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 for each subtest.

Fees and funding

Full-time EU: £10,000, Part-time EU: £5,000 per year, Full-time Non EU: £14,000, Part-time Non EU: £7,000 per year
Scholarships: UK/EU and international students who apply for this course will be eligible for a £1,500 scholarship on a first-come first-served basis. All applicants to this course will be automatically considered for this scholarship, International students can also apply for the School of Arts and Social Sciences International Excellence Scholarship for this course., Graduate Loyalty Discount: The School of Arts & Social Sciences offer a 10% discount on tuition fees for all City graduates.
Bursaries: Every year the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation offers one or two studentships, worth roughly £10,000 each, to students who have been accepted to do a Masters degree in Economics or Finance at a top UK university. The Foundation tends to favour applicants who have an interest in going into journalism, though this should not preclude others from applying.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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