Research course

Health Economics

Institution
Swansea University · Health
Qualifications
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

Applicants for the PhD programme would normally have, or be studying for a Master’s degree, while our MPhil programme requires a first or upper second degree in a discipline related to the proposed research project, or a relevant, approved postgraduate qualification. In some cases, there may be opportunities for MPhil students to continue their studies as a PhD student.

To apply for the MSc you need to have a first or a 2:1 (or equivalent) in an undergraduate degree from a UK or other approved university.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 in each component).

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

Health economics is at the core of innovation, health technology assessment, prioritisation and programme budgeting within the UK NHS and worldwide. A PhD or MPhil in Health Economics at the Swansea Centre for Health Economics (SCHE) offers an outstanding opportunity to make an original contribution to the development and application of health economics and outcome research to real life issues in healthcare delivery and policy.

Offering flexibility through a wholly research-based mode of study, our MSc by Research in Health Economics course is perfect for those looking to balance work, life and study commitments

You will develop skills in core health economic methods and analysis to design and deliver your own research project, supported by a tailor-made programme of supervision and training. This can include developing knowledge and skills in aspects of the use of epidemiology, quantitative research and routine data analysis as well as applying health economic analysis as part of health technology assessment, public health and evaluation of health and social care interventions and services. We also offer particular expertise in the area of prioritisation and in the design, use and interpretation of patient-reported outcomes.

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Swansea University Postgraduate
Email
study@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1792 295358