University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Economics of Health

This course is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career as a professional health economist or who wish to undertake a PhD; health economics is typically applied in multidisciplinary settings; this is reflected within the course, providing students with health economics skills alongside generic economic and health service research skills; students have the opportunity to interact with economists working in the Scottish Government and NHS and with policy makers who demonstrate how economics can contribute to health policy, part of which involves a visit to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh in the 1st semester.

Entry requirements

A 2:2 degree (at least 60% or GPA 2.4/4) is required; strong candidates from other backgrounds with good quantitative skills are also encouraged to apply.

Course modules

Semester 1: Introduction to health economics; health services research; economic analysis; quantitative methods. Semester 2: Valuation of health and health care; economics of the health workforce; topics in health economics and econometrics; international health. Final stage: Dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 13,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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College of Life Sciences and Medicine Graduate School
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