University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Economics (Economics of Health)

This course aims to provide a rigorous training in modern theories and techniques in economics of health and health care at the postgraduate level. It provides training for those aiming to be health economists in national and international public (NHS, WHO, etc) and private institutions including consultancies. The course also serves as a sound foundation from which to embark on a PhD Programme in Health Economics. Students are introduced to key concepts, tools and techniques via core and optional course units, and have the opportunity to combine and develop their skills in writing a supervised dissertation. Health-related issues and policies will be critically examined and by the end of the course, students should be able to rigorously engage with the current theory and practice in health economics. In the end students should be able to develop theoretical or empirical models of their own from which to derive original results and offer a critique of existing theories and practice.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 Honours (or overseas equivalent) in economics/econometrics or a related subject. If you don't have this but have a good training in economics, contact the pathway directors.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

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