Taught course

Health Economics

University of Aberdeen · College of Life Sciences and Medicine

Entry requirements

A degree or equivalent qualification and/or experience deemed suitable by the course director.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is aimed at individuals who want to familiarise themselves with the methods used by health economists to aid the allocation of scarce health care resources. No experience of economics is necessary. The course will help you understand what health economics can contribute to decisions over the allocation of scarce resources, the techniques available for use within an economic evaluation, and the input health economics can provide to broader questions concerned with the provision and financing of health care. You will become familiar with the different health economic approaches to informing decisions, as well as the appropriateness of the different approaches in different context.

HERU is the main centre of health economics research in Scotland and since its inception in 1977 it has become an internationally acknowledged centre of excellence. We have over 26 years experience in running courses for the distance learner. Senior Staff at HERU have contributed to writing the course material and take part in teaching the course. Students have praised our experienced tutors, teaching styles and many students comment on the satisfaction of feeling part of a community.

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
8 months

Course contact details

Health Economics Research Unit, Course Secretary
+ 44 (0) 1224 437096