University of York

University of York

Health Economics

The course provides a comprehensive training in the theory and practice of health economics and gives students the experience and skills needed for research and health service decision-making. Graduates go on to work in government departments, research units, universities, national health services and health care organisations, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirement is the equivalent of an upper 2nd Class degree in economics, or other relevant discipline. However many students have other qualifications, including medicine, pharmacy, and nursing. If you're a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Course modules

Module includes: Health economics; evaluation of health care; econometrics 1 and applied microeconometrics, or econometrics 1 and 2 or statistics and econometrics or econometric methods for research; either advance microeconomics or applied microeconomics; clinical decision analysis; summer placement. 1 module from: Advanced macroeconomics; applied microeconometrics; development project appraisal; experimental economics; health and development; health care management; industrial economics; international macroeconomics; labour economics; management decision analysis; public finance; public sector economics (microeconomic applications). 1 or more optional units from: Environmental economics; environmental valuation.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 323759