University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Health Economics and Decision Modelling

Governments, insurers, health care organisations and the pharmaceutical industry need to analyse the costs and benefits of health-related strategies. Currently there is an international shortage of qualified specialists in this area. This course is ideal preparation for a career as a professional health economist or modeller.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 Honours degree from a recognised university in a numerate subject. Relevant subjects include economics, operational research, mathematics, statistics, industrial engineering, management science, physics or systems control. English language requirements- Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules: cost-effectiveness modelling for health technology assessment; introduction to health economics; economic evaluation; health research methods; medical statistics and evidence synthesis; operational research techniques in health resource allocation; advanced simulation methods; valuing the benefits of health care; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework, examinations and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 18,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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0114 222 5454