Taught course

Health Economics

University of Surrey · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree (a UK 2.2) in economics or an equivalent qualification. Applicants without a Bachelors degree in economics should normally hold a 2:1 or equivalent qualification. Each applicant is assessed on their own merit.

Applicants who have a joint degree in economics and a related discipline, or who have had a wide involvement in the field of their desired specialisation will be considered, as may graduates in engineering, mathematics and science.

Applicants with non-standard qualifications may be invited for interview to discuss the programme before an offer is made. Overseas applicants who cannot attend an interview may be required to send in written material upon which they may be evaluated.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme covers the techniques used in contemporary economic research, and imparts advanced knowledge of the core principles in microeconomics, quantitative methods and econometrics – and specifically how these apply to the issues confronting the health sector.

You will be taught the evaluation methods needed for health technology assessment, and the appraisal of pharmaceutical products and medical devices.

You will study health care systems, the regulatory environment, the evaluation of major public health issues, as well as key techniques in epidemiology and health services research. This programme provides you with the opportunity to undertake your dissertation through a placement with a relevant organisation.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

01483 682 222