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Entry requirements

Degree Classification - Bachelors degree 2.1 or equivalent

Degree Subject - Economics

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Months of entry


Course content

MSc Health Economics is designed for graduate economists with a keen interest in health economics. It will help you understand the ways in which economic ideas and principles are relevant to, and applied in, health and healthcare. Providing practical experience in the application of health economics techniques, you will gain an appreciation of the links between economic evaluation and economic theory, as well as between health service research and decision-making. 

During your time with us you will develop your analytical skills in quantitative research methods and critical appraisal. You’ll hone your ability to apply research results to practice, and to health service decision-making. You’ll also acquire practical skills in the economic analysis of health problems; for example, putting a price on the impact of Type Two Diabetes on a given NHS Trust.
Being taught within a research-active health economics group, you will have direct access to the most up-to-date statistics and thinking, and to people with real-world health economics research experience. You’ll also have the opportunity to expand upon an area of active research that interests you most, as you work on your dissertation within this stimulating academic environment.
This SeNSS pathway specifically prepares you for PhD study, and if eligible, enables you to apply for funding via the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Doctoral Training Partnership, to which UEA belongs. Funding may be applied for as either a 1+3 Studentship (MSc Health Economics SeNSS + PhD), or solely for a PhD Studentship if you graduate the Masters course with a Distinction / Merit. 

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 or 36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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