Taught course

Health Economics and Policy

Institution
Lancaster University · Health Research
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant subject. In exceptional cases, relevant work experience will be considered for those without an upper second class honours degree.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MSc in Health Economics and Policy meets the needs of those wishing to gain a deeper understanding of health economics theory, research and practice, whilst fulfilling their existing responsibilities. The programme is offered part-time and combines innovative distance learning with face-to-face teaching at an annual autumn Academy held in Lancaster.

The programme is suitable for both UK-based and international students. It provides an opportunity for those seeking to enhance their academic knowledge of the discipline and be better qualified for positions in the public sector, pharmaceutical companies or international organisations. Our postgraduate students extend their knowledge beyond a single discipline and possess a wide range of skills to aid employability.

The programme begins with a compulsory three-day Induction Academy in Lancaster followed by modules delivered online. In Year 1 students take two specialist modules that cover the theory and practice of health economics and policy as well as a module on data analysis. Year 2 starts with an optional autumn Academy in Lancaster followed by an online module on systematic literature reviewing and completion of a dissertation.

Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19 (coronavirus), the Autumn Academies scheduled for September 2020 will now take place virtually rather than on our Lancaster campus. We hope to revert to our normal campus-based Academies from September 2021. Please contact either your supervisor or fhmpgoffice@lancaster.ac.uk, for more information.

The Health Economics at Lancaster (HEAL) team has expertise in health economics, health policy and economic evaluation. This expertise is being complemented by the expertise existing in the Economics department at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS).

Information for international students

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 5.5 in each element of the test.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 592032