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