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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of East Anglia UEA

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

MSc Health Economics is designed for graduate economists with a keen interest in health economics. It will help you understand the ways in which economic ideas and principles are relevant to, and applied in, health and healthcare. Providing practical experience in the application of health economics techniques, you will gain an appreciation of the links between economic evaluation and economic theory, as well as between health service research and decision-making.?

During your time with us you will develop your analytical skills in quantitative research methods and critical appraisal. You’ll hone your ability to apply research results to practice, and to health service decision-making. You’ll also acquire practical skills in the economic analysis of health problems; for example, putting a price on the impact of Type Two Diabetes on a given NHS Trust.

Being taught within a research-active health economics group, you will have direct access to the most up-to-date statistics and thinking, and to people with real-world health economics research experience. You’ll also have the opportunity to expand upon an area of active research that interests you most, as you work on your dissertation within this stimulating academic environment.?

This SeNSS pathway specifically prepares you for PhD study, and if eligible, enables you to apply for funding via the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Doctoral Training Partnership, to which UEA belongs. Funding may be applied for as either a 1+3 Studentship (MSc Health Economics SeNSS + PhD), or solely for a PhD Studentship if you graduate the Masters course with a Distinction / Merit.

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How can we increase effectiveness and efficiency? What is the monetary impact of smoking on the healthcare system? What value should we place on this drug or procedure? In an era of diminished budgets and ageing populations, health economists are in more demand than ever.

Study Health Economics at UEA and you’ll learn to make decisions that really count. Based in the Norwich Medical School, you’ll not only develop an understanding of economic concepts related to health, public health, and health services policy, you’ll be part of a school at the forefront of research. You’ll train with a wide range of healthcare students, taught by leading academics, and you’ll be connected to a well-respected group of researchers who advise on international and national policies that affect people’s health, worldwide.?

You’ll graduate ready to research and tackle some of the biggest questions in the provision of care for national government, the NHS, the private sector or research organisation.?

Application deadline

01-06-2021

Tuition fees

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£ 18,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of East Anglia UEA

  • University League Table

    22nd

  • Campus address

    University of East Anglia UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, England

UEA is a highly-respected university. Its beautiful campus is surrounded by English countryside and provides a safe and friendly place to live and study.
Join a welcoming and diverse community of international students. Students get all the support they need, before and after they apply.
Located in beautiful parkland, UEA is also just a short bus ride away from the centre of Norwich, a buzzing yet historic city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 80 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    129 58%

    36th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    36th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    15th

    4

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