University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Health Economics

This programme aims to give graduate economists and health professionals an understanding of how economic ideas and principles may be applied to health, public health, and health care. Students develop an understanding of how to apply economic theory and appraise economic evidence to inform health policy and health care decision making through the use of a mixture of lectures, computer practicals, workshops, individual study and assessed work. Module choice is flexible to reflect student's prior learning with an opportunity to study relevant modules provided by the Schools of Economics and International Development. The importance of broader research skills is recognised and students develop the skills necessary to progress to PhD research should they wish to.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree in a health care profession, economics or a related social science, or equivalent. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all 4 components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries.

Course modules

Core modules: Health economics; economic evaluation in healthcare; for the pgdip/msc only, introduction to research methods; and, for the msc only, a research dissertation. optional modules include: applied econometrics; econometric methods; econometric theory; further quantitative research methods; health and development; statistical methods in health research; systematic reviews and research synthesis.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

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