Entry requirements

You should have an upper second class honours degree either in economics or a relevant discipline complemented with economics, or in any discipline supplemented by relevant work experience. A strong quantitative background is required for this MSc. If you don't have an honours degree, you may still be considered based on appropriate professional qualifications or experience. Please note that if you have a Pharmacy, Medical or Biology degree (or similar) we advise you to apply for the MSc Economic Evaluation in Healthcare. Other Suitable Qualifications: Economics pre-sessional coursesBefore the course starts, we provide a refresher in microeconomic principles, mathematics and statistics. It is strongly recommended that you attend these courses. Kaplan International College (KIC) London: Additionally, the University works in partnership with KIC London to provide preparatory courses for international students. Foundation and Pre Masters courses at KIC London offer comprehensive support to students including regular one-to-one tuition. Progression to the University is guaranteed if you complete the KIC London course at the required level.

Months of entry


Course content

The demand for specialists in health economics continues to increase as the demand for more advanced and expensive healthcare puts pressure on policy decision makers and healthcare industry managers.
The Health Economics MSc is designed to meet demand by introducing you to the way in which microeconomics principles and concepts can be applied to the analysis of decisions by consumers, firms and governments regarding health and healthcare.

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: Scholarships International students who apply for this course will be eligible for a £1,500 scholarship on a first-come first-served basis. All international 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.
Two studentships are available through the Capacity Building in Health Economics Initiative (National Institute of Health Research, NIHR):
Studentships are available for two full-time UK/EU students who aim to develop their professional career in the UK. The studentship covers the tuition fees in full in addition to a bursary of £15,590 paid in 12 monthly installments.
We will consider both fresh graduates - especially in Economics - and candidates with work experience. An excellent undergraduate degree is essential whilst candidates already holding a postgraduate degree/PhD are also welcome to apply.
Bursaries: Graduate Loyalty Discount: The School of Arts & Social Sciences offer a 10% discount on tuition fees for all City graduates.
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

Stephen Higgin
+44(0)20 7040 0157
+44 (0)20 7040 8580