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MSc Health Economics

City University London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £10500.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Develop the highly sought-after quantitative, theoretical and analytical skills required for decision-making in the healthcare sector and prepare for a career as a health economist.

The Health Economics MSc will help you:

  • Develop your analytical and modelling abilities
  • Understand the principles of microeconomics applied to health and healthcare
  • Apply principles and methods of economic evaluation
  • Assess the principal theoretical models developed by economists to explain the healthcare sector
  • Understand and apply the advanced quantitative methods used in health economics and economic evaluation
  • Design, analyse and interpret economic evaluation research.

Develop the highly sought-after quantitative, theoretical and analytical skills required for decision-making in the healthcare sector and prepare for a career as a health economist. The Health Economics MSc will help you: Develop your analytical and modelling abilities Understand the principles of microeconomics applied to health and...

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Course Content

You will take three core modules, plus the following depending on your path:

  • Dissertation path: you take two additional core modules (ECM302 Microeconomic Theory and ECM308 Econometrics) and one elective module alongside the Dissertation (Economics Research Project ECM306 60 credits).
  • Literature survey path: you take two additional core modules (ECM301 Microeconomic Analysis and ECM304 Quantitative Methods (Health)) and three elective modules alongside the Economics Literature Survey (ECM307 30 credits)

Each module typically has a two-hour lecture and a one-hour tutorial each week, but this may vary. It is not possible to give exact hours per week, as these can vary from one term to the other depending on which electives you choose.

Please note: for part-time students, the modules are taught on weekdays during the daytime, alongside the students who are studying on the full-time MSc programme.

You will take three core modules, plus the following depending on your path: Dissertation path: you take two additional core modules (ECM302 Microeconomic Theory and ECM308 Econometrics) and one elective module alongside the Dissertation (Economics Research Project ECM306 60 credits). Literature survey path: you take two...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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Northampton Square

Full Time, 1 year

September, 2020

£10500.00

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Northampton Square

Part Time, 2 years

September, 2020

£5250.00

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Entry Requirements

To apply for this course, you should have:

  • Some mathematical background (A-level, IB, AP or any other equivalent secondary school qualification).
  • An upper second-class degree (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in Economics or a related discipline (e.g. Finance or Mathematics).

Students with a good lower second-class undergraduate degree in one of the above disciplines might be considered on a case-by-case basis and their experience taken into account.

You must also meet the English language requirement for the programme as specified.

If English is not your first language you will need one of the following qualifications:

  • IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 for each sub-test).
  • A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by City as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia or the USA.

All applicants that require a Tier 4 visa must meet the minimum Home Office English Language ability requirements before City can issue the CAS that is needed to apply for a Tier 4 visa.

English language programmes

Don't meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses.

  • Academic English
  • Pre-sessional English

To apply for this course, you should have: Some mathematical background (A-level, IB, AP or any other equivalent secondary school qualification). An upper second-class degree (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in Economics or a related discipline (e.g. Finance or Mathematics). Students with a good lower second-class undergraduate degree in one...

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Assessment Methods

The teaching takes place over two terms, from September to June.

Full-time students take 20 weeks of lectures, plus dissertation/literature review and examination periods over one year.

Full-time students who pass all the taught modules during the main exam sessions will finish the programme at the end of September, when they submit their literature review/dissertation. Full-time students who successfully complete the taught modules in the August re-sit exam session will submit their literature review/dissertation in December.

Part-time students take 20 weeks of lectures, plus literature review/dissertation and examination periods spread over one year and three months.

Part-time students complete all modules over the course of four terms, from September to June, before undertaking their literature review/dissertation.

Part-time students who successfully pass all the taught modules during the main exam sessions will finish the programme in December, when they submit their literature review/dissertation. Part-time students who successfully pass all the taught modules in August submit in March of the following year.

The teaching takes place over two terms, from September to June. Full-time students take 20 weeks of lectures, plus dissertation/literature review and examination periods over one year. Full-time students who pass all the taught modules during the main exam sessions will finish the programme at the end of September, when they submit their literature review/dissertation....

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