City, University of London

City, University of London

Health Economics

The Health Economics course aims to give you an understanding of the economic context within which economic evaluation takes place, familiarise you with key economic issues confronting health systems and provide you with the tools and methods to analyse the economic causes and implications of health care issues. This course is aimed at students that have an economics background as it requires taking the Econometrics and Microeconomics modules. The demand for specialists in health economics continues to increase as the demand for more advanced and expensive healthcare puts pressure on policy decision makers and healthcare industry managers. The Health Economics MSc is designed to meet demand by introducing you to the way in which microeconomics principles and concepts can be applied to the analysis of decisions by consumers, firms and governments regarding health and healthcare.

Entry requirements

You should have some mathematical background (A-level, IB, AP or any other equivalent secondary school qualification) and either of the following:

an upper second class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in economics or related discipline (e.g. Finance); and
an upper second class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in business, management, politics, law, accounting, psychology, quantitative sociology or financial journalism.
an upper second class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline (such as mathematics, engineering, computer science or a natural science).
Students with a good lower second class in one of the above disciplines might be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Economics pre-sessional courses:

Before the course starts, we provide a refresher in microeconomic principles, mathematics and statistics. It is strongly recommended that you attend these courses.

Course modules

Core modules for all students:
Economic Evaluation (15 credits);
Advanced Economic Evaluation (15 credits); and
Health Economics (15 credits).

Core modules for the dissertation path:
Microeconomic Theory (30 credits);
Econometrics (30 credits); and
Economics Research Project (60 credits).

Core modules for the literature survey path:
Microeconomic Analysis (30 credits);
Quantitative Methods Health (30 credits); and
Economics Literature Survey (30 credits).

On the Dissertation route you will take one elective, on the literature survey route you will take three.
Health Economics (15 credits);
Economic Evaluation Workshops (15 credits);
Welfare Economics (15 credits);
Epidemiology (15 credits);
Development Economics (15 credits);
Economics of Regulation and Competition (15 credits);
The Economics of Micro-Finance (15 credits);
Experimental Economics and Game Theory (15 credits); or
History of Economic Thought (15 credits).

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework and examinations.

Sponsorship information

Future Finance Loans: Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website. NIHR Research Methods Fellowship: Applications are invited for an NIHR research methods fellow based within the growing group of health economists at the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research, University of Cambridge. The fellow will split their time between an MSc in Health Economics or Economic Evaluation at City, University of London, and working as a research assistant at CCHSR in Cambridge. The post is available for two years full time (part time options available for both the fellowship and MSc). Appointment is conditional on an offer of a place on the MSc at City.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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