University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Health Economics

This course introduces the ways in which microeconomic and econometric principles and concepts can be applied to the analysis of decisions by consumers, firms and governments regarding health and health care.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree (a good UK 2.2) in economics or an equivalent qualification. Applicants without a Bachelors degree in economics should normally hold a 2.1 or equivalent qualification. Each applicant is assessed on their own merit. Applicants who have a joint degree in economics and a related discipline, or who have had a wide involvement in the field of their desired specialisation will be considered, as may graduates in engineering, mathematics and science. Applicants with non-standard qualifications may be invited for interview to discuss the programme before an offer is made. Overseas applicants who cannot attend an interview may be required to send in written material upon which they may be evaluated. students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Microeconomics; econometrics i; microeconomics of health; health services research, epidemiology and public health; economic evaluation in health care; advanced topics in health economics. Elective modules: Policy evaluation techniques and applications; microeconomics of the public sector; human resource economics; workshop on advanced economic evaluation in health; econometrics 2; using health data to measure quality and health outcomes; health operational research and capacity planning.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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