University of East Anglia Health Economics
University of East Anglia Health Economics
MSc Health Economics
You will get a real understanding of the decisions that need to be made in health care where economics can help.
There is a huge demand for Health Economists. You may be employed in national government, the NHS, the private sector or research organisations.
When you join Health Economics at UEA, you will be part of medical school that is at the forefront of research. You will be taught by leading academics, and be connected to a well-respected group of researchers who advise on international and national policies which impacts upon people’s health, worldwide.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
If you are a graduate economist or from another relevant disciplinary background (such as health professionals or other quantitative social scientists) and wish to gain a good knowledge and understanding of how economic ideas and principles are relevant to, and applied in, health and healthcare, combined with practical experience of applying health economics techniques, this course is for you.
WHY STUDY HEALTH ECONOMICS AT UEA?
You will gain an appreciation of the links between economic evaluation and economic theory, health services research and decision making. You will also develop practical skills in economic analysis of health problems. You will develop your analytical skills in quantitative research methods as well as your skills of critical appraisal and your ability to apply research results to practice and to health services decision making. The programme is taught from within a research active health economics group. This means you will benefit from access to up-to-date and real-world health economics research experience and have the opportunity to work on active research on your dissertation topic.
WHAT WILL THIS COURSE ENABLE ME TO DO?
This programme provides the analytical tools and practical skills on which to start building a career in health economics. After graduation, you will be a sought-after professional ready to pursue a rewarding career as a health economist in organisations such as central government, NHS Trusts, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), or with the World Health Organisation (WHO). You could also become an analysist in pharmaceutical firms, for example, or you may choose to build upon your postgraduate research and pursue a career in research or academia.
Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:
ECONOMIC EVALUATION IN HEALTH CARE
INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS
Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:
ECO-7002A is only available to those students with an undergraduate economics degree 2:1 or above
FURTHER QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:
Students should select either ECO-7003A or ECO-7011A. ECO-7003A is only available to those students with an undergraduate economics degree 2:1 or above
ECONOMIC THEORY I
HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
PROMOTING BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE AND LIFESTYLE IMPROVEMENT
STATISTICAL METHODS IN HEALTH RESEARCH
SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS AND RESEARCH SYNTHESIS
Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.
- Degree Subject Economics or related social science, medicine, pharmacy or other health care profession, with substantial quantitative (e.g. maths / statistics / econometrics / epidemiology) components
- Degree Classification 2.2 or equivalent
- Special Entry Requirements Also open to medical undergraduates who have successfully completed 3 or 4 years of study and wish to obtain a Masters by intercalation
Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.
It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree.
Students for whom English is a Foreign language
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English or those whose degree was not taught in English. To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. We also will require a certain standard to be achieved on the written element of the test. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:
- IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components)
- PTE: 62 (minimum 55 in all components)
All scores must be less than two years old.
Special Entry Requirements
September Pre-Sessional Courses
You may be required to attend a pre-sessional course in mathematics and statistics run by the School of Economics prior to the start of your course. It runs for two weeks preceding the start of the Masters course in September. This course covers mathematical techniques for Economists, statistics and data analysis using statistical software. There is a separate fee for this course which, for entry in September 2017, is £215.
Fees and Funding
Fees for the academic year 2017/18 are:
- UK/EU Students: £7,300
- International Students: £14,800
International applicants from outside the EU may need to pay a deposit.
For those applying under the Health Education England contract, contract prices will apply.
50% Final Year Undergraduate Continuation Scholarship
Current final year UEA undergraduate students who gain a First class degree and progress onto a postgraduate course in September 2017 will receive a 50% fee reduction scholarship. Who do not gain a First class degree will be eligible for the 10% UEA Alumni Scholarship outlined below. Terms and conditions apply.
UEA Alumni 10% Scholarship
A scholarship of 10% fee reduction is available to UEA Alumni looking to return for postgraduate study at UEA in September 2017. Terms and conditions apply.
How to Apply
Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.
You can apply online, or by downloading the application form. Please note – if you are applying for a bursary please see the Fees and Funding section for what information to include in your personal statement.
To request further information & to be kept up to date with news & events please use our online enquiry form.
If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.