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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Mile End

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

Mental Health Economics PGDip

  • Understand what defines mental health economics as an active and distinct subfield of health economics and the main principles and best practices for mental health policy appraisals.
  • Gain a critical understanding of the core issues in mental health and health economics and of the key policy approaches available to tackle mental health problems.
  • Understand and discuss the core features of mental health service delivery with a specific emphasis on psychological medicine for the treatment of mental disorders.
  • Apply economic theoretical concepts to mental health and analyze and evaluate alternative economic policies to tackle mental health issues.
  • Apply the learned practices in projects, briefings, policy proposals, experiments or interventions of their own (e.g., in their dissertation or future employment).
  • Be able to link theory and practice in the development of professional and reflective skills relevant to mental health
  • Understand different approaches to health economic analysis, evaluating and critiquing the advantages, disadvantages and challenges of different evaluation designs.

Career paths

Our dedicated careers team offers students one-on-one appointments, support with job applications, practice interviews, information about internship opportunities, and employability events.

Graduates from the programme will all have a strong grasp of the economic drivers of mental health commissioning and policy, as well as the mechanics of delivery of mental health care, including psychological therapies and psycho­pharmacological interventions.

Those who select the Mental health with Health Economics pathway, likely those with some existing experience in the healthcare sector, will also understand the concepts involved in health economic analysis, including cost benefit and cost consequences analysis. They will be well-equipped to enhance an existing healthcare career or to begin working as a health economist with a specialisation in mental health.

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University information

Queen Mary University of London

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    Queen Mary University of London, Admissions and Recruitment Office, Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, E1 4NS, England

Queen Mary students enjoy the security and friendliness of campus in a famous city, with guaranteed accommodation for all first-year undergraduates in Year 1.
Queen Mary is a truly global university. It has students and staff from over 160 countries, and has sites in London, China, Malta and Paris.
Research at Queen Mary is world-leading across disciplines, with academics making a major impact across all subject areas.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 80 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    154 70%

    21st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

    23rd

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    60th

    27

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