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.
- 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
Teaching and assessment
You’ll be taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study. Assessment is by coursework, examinations and a dissertation.
- 1 year full-time
- 2-3 years part-time
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.