City, University of London

City, University of London

Health Economics

This course is designed to meet demand by introducing students 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

A quantitative background and a good Honours degree in a relevant discipline; or a good Honours degree in any discipline supplemented by relevant work experience; appropriate professional qualifications or experience considered; non-native English speakers must hold 1 of the following; a 1st degree from an overseas institution recognised by the university as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language; GCE O-level/GCSE English language or English literature, grade C minimum; Cambridge ESOL CPE at grade C or above; an overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS with a minimum of 6.0 for each subtest; a score of 600 minimum (computer score 250) in the TOEFL; satisfactory standard in the verbal section of the Princeton Test (GMAT); US SAT with 500 in verbal performance; WELT with pass grades of BBC minimum; other evidence of proficiency in the English language which satisfies the board of studies concerned.

Course modules

Core modules: economics of health care; economics of competition and regulation; economic evaluation; statistical methods for economic evaluation research; advanced economic evaluation in health care; elective modules: regulated industries and issues in regulation; welfare economics; epidemiology; priority setting in health care; economic evaluation workshops; economics dissertation.

Assessment methods

Coursework and examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 10,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7040 5060