Applicants should hold the minimum of an upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in economics, or other relevant discipline with a significant quantitative content such as statistics, pharmacy, medicine and management. Qualifications and/or experience deemed by the University to be of an equivalent standard will be also considered.
Months of entry
The PhD in Health Economics and Policy provides opportunities to gain a deeper and more critical insight into health economics theory, research and practice. It provides opportunities for individuals looking for opportunities for further study, including those working within the field of health care, in the UK and internationally, to gain a deeper and more critical insight into practice, whether they are based within healthcare settings, industry, international organisations, local government, education, research, or management.This programme meets the needs of those wishing to enhance their research skills, develop their understanding of theory, policy and practice, and make an original contribution to knowledge development within their field, while at the same time fulfilling their existing responsibilities. The course is aimed at individuals based in international settings or in the UK. The programme is offered part-time and via blended/distance e-learning.
It also builds upon the expertise held at Lancaster regarding blended learning and will utilise innovative live online interactive lectures. Additionally, the Health Economics at Lancaster (HEAL) team has specific expertise necessary for the proposed programme, complemented by the expertise existing in the Economics department at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS). The team have expertise in health economics, health policy and economic evaluation. Current research being undertaken by the members of the teams will influence all aspects of the module.
Information for international students
IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum element scores apply)
Fees and funding
Learn more at the fees and funding page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
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