University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Health Economics

This programme aims to familiarise you with the principles and tools used by economists to inform the allocation of scarce health care resources; it is aimed at professionals working in the health care sector who seek to enhance their knowledge of health economics. The programme offers structured learning with flexibility. You have the option of completing all four courses in one year, or over subsequent years. It is a web-based programme ideal for health care professionals and students seeking to be a distance learner. In addition, four short residential seminars are provided, compulsory for UK students and optional for overseas students.

Entry requirements

A degree or equivalent qualification and/or experience deemed suitable by the course director. Even if you have been educated in the medium of English you must meet our English Language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement). This programme requires that you meet the 'Postgraduate Standard' level of English proficiency. If you are in doubt about your proficiency in English, contact the British Council office or its equivalent in your country. If your first language is not English, it is important that your proficiency in English is good in order for you to study successfully at the University of Aberdeen. Without this ability you will find great difficulty in understanding lectures, producing written work and sitting examinations.

Course modules

The course is structured into 4 courses: Introduction to economics and health economics; health care systems and policy; economic evaluation - principles and frameworks; economic evaluation - applications and policy.

Assessment methods

Each course has assessment methods relevant to the specific type of material being studied. These include multiple choice questions, short answers, short essays and long essays. A single assignment is required for each module and all must be completed successfully for a PgCert to be awarded.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Foresterhill Health Centre Aberdeen AB25 2AY Scotland

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Key information

Graduate Programmes Co-ordinator
Telephone number: 
01224 437096