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

Course content
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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,750 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 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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