University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Economics and Health Economics

Run jointly with the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) this specialist course will enable you to apply economic techniques to complex issues in the allocation of health care resources. This course prepares you for a career as an economist in the health sector or in research.

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 undergraduate degree in economics usually with mathematics and statistics components; or students with very good degrees in related subjects with strong economics, finance (not accounting finance), mathematics and/or statistics components. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules:

Microeconomic Analysis; Econometric Methods; Health Economics; Economic Evaluation of Health; Applied Microeconometrics; Health Service Research Methods; Valuing the Benefits of Health Care.

Examples of optional modules:

Applied Macroeconometrics; Development Finance; International Money and Finance; Industrial Organisation; Monetary Economics; International Trade; Public Economics; Public Policy Evaluation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework (including essays and project work) and examination.

Sponsorship information

A limited number of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) studentships are available for home and EU students on this course.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,750 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 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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