Research course

Health Economics

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Awarded or expected 1st class or high upper 2nd class BSc degree.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Our aim is to be the world-leading centre for health economic and health technology assessment research and education, working to improve health and wellbeing through better decision-making.

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing (IHW) spans medical and social sciences and offers students an opportunity to train in a unique and vibrant interdisciplinary environment.

Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA) covers a broad set of activities relating to the appraisal of health service interventions including policies, procedures, devices, medicines and diagnostics. Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is the assessment of relevant evidence on the effects and consequences of healthcare technologies. Our work contributes to priority-setting and decision-making in relation to preventative, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation strategies.

Postgraduate research (PGR) students in HEHTA graduate with a thorough and robust skillset that is transferable to future employment in academia and public, private and third sector organizations. PGR students’ development is supported by a program of high quality internal training, a dedicated and cohesive team, and exposure to our extensi9ve network of international colleagues. They also have access to the Researcher Training Programs in the Colleges of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) and the College of Social Science (CoSS). Our students’ work results in high quality publications and international conference presence, and contributes to HEHTA’s international reputation across our seven research themes.

Our research objectives are:

  • Through our new research theme of Global HTA, to devise innovative methodological and applied research in the international context, with a particular focus on low and middle income countries.
  • To strengthen our existing research portfolio by focusing on synergistic working across our research themes
  • To produce high quality evidence-based research that is relevant and impactful.
  • To collaborate and engage with national and global policy makers to undertake relevant research and influence decision-making.

Start dates are set by both the supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.

Information for international students

Please see the English Language requirements if your first language is not English. Please also see the international page.

Fees and funding

External funding information.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months

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