University of Sheffield Health Economics

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University of Sheffield Health Economics

In the current economic climate with healthcare systems facing resource constraints, governments, insurers, health care organisations and the pharmaceutical industry need to analyse the costs and benefits of health-related strategies.

This course is ideal preparation for a career as a professional health economist or modeller.

As a graduate, you’ll be capable of working immediately in health economics and outcomes research consultancies; university-based health technology assessment centres; pharmaceutical and medical companies; healthcare and government organisations; or progressing in an academic career to PhD and further research.

Katharine Palmer

Course content

  • Introduction to Health Economics
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Cost-effectiveness Modelling for Health Technology Assessment
  • Medical Statistics and Evidence Synthesis
  • Study Design and Systematic Review Methods
  • Valuing the Benefits of Health Care
  • Further Quantitative and Statistical Methods for Health
  • Economic Analysis
  • Advanced Simulation Methods
  • Dissertation

Teaching and assessment

You’ll be taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study. Assessment is by coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Course duration

    • 1 year full-time
    • 2-3 years part-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree from a recognised university in a numerate subject.

Relevant subjects include economics, operational research, mathematics, statistics, industrial engineering, management science, physics or systems control.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Fees and funding

Fees for 2018 will be available next year, so until then use the 2017 fees as a guide.

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses