We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.
Months of entry
January, September, April
Our PhD/MPhil Health Economics programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Health Economics.
Our main research themes within health economics apply or develop economic methods to understand:
- Incentives and provider performance;
- Equity in healthcare and geographical resource allocation;
- Workforce planning and determinants of labour supply;
- Measurement and valuation of preferences for benefits of healthcare;
- Determinants of variation in healthcare costs and benefits;
- Economic evaluation of complex cross-therapeutic interventions;
- Utilisation of routinely collected data across health and social care to value costs and benefits in economic evaluation;
- Causal analysis of complex interventions, complex needs and less-regulated (mainly diagnostic) services;
- Innovative study design to take account of complexity in intervention design and increase in emphasis on integration of health and social care.
The research covers a number of clinical areas, including for example, ageing, mental health, precision medicine and patient safety.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
- +44 (0)161 275 5608